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Chair

Daphne Lordly, DEd (UniSA), MAHE (MSVU), PDt FDC, Professor

Students seeking registration as a professional dietitian must apply for the Master of Science Applied Human Nutrition and the Internship Education Program. To be considered for the Internship Education Program applicants must meet Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) foundational knowledge specifications. Please consult the Department of Applied Human Nutrition for information about acceptable undergraduate programs. 

Students with an interest in aspects of community nutrition i.e. food security, participatory action research, are directed to the following web site for additional information www.msvu.ca/e/home/programsdepartments/professionalstudies/appliedhumannutrition/PARTC-FS.aspx.

Registering for Undergraduate Courses
Students accepted into the MAHN or MScAHN may be required to complete undergraduate courses in Applied Human Nutrition as part of a conditional acceptance. This requirement may also apply to students enrolled in programs that are part of a language proficiency requirement. In these cases, permission of faculty to enroll in the required undergraduate AHN courses is not required.

Immunization Requirement
To be able to participate in courses, including internships, which have placements or labs in health facilities it is necessary to have a physician complete a health screening form that verifies your immunization for contagious diseases. There is a fee for the immunization and your health plan may cover all or part of this cost. Please contact the Department for more information.

Criminal Records Check
Students are advised that certain courses and the internship which have placements in health facilities and community organizations require a recent and currently valid Criminal Records Check including a Vulnerable Sector Search.

Master of Applied Human Nutrition

Program Requirements

The program will require completion of 5.0 units. Degree requirements may be completed on a part-time basis.

Required Courses
 ❏GAHN 66080.5 unit
 ❏GEPY 66010.5 unit
 ❏GFSG 66130.5 unit

 
 ❏1.0 unit chosen from the following:1.0 unit

GAHN 6600*
GAHN 6602*
GAHN 6607*
GAHN 6609*
GAHN 6616*
GAHN 6617*
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit


*offered in alternate years

  
 ❏2.5 units of graduate level electives2.5 units


Note: Electives should be selected in consultation with the graduate studies advisor in accordance with the candidate’s chosen area of emphasis. Students may select courses listed under any Mount graduate programs (GAHN, GFSG, GCYS, GSLL, GEDU, etc.) or other university graduate programs. If selecting electives from other universities, students must obtain formal approval; see section 2.2.6 Letter of Permission (LOP).


Master of Science Applied Human Nutrition

Program Requirements

The program will require completion of 5.0 units, which includes 3.5 units plus thesis (1.5 units). Degree requirements may be completed on a part-time basis.

Required Courses
 ❏GAHN 66080.5 unit
 ❏GAHN 66911.5 units
 ❏GEPY 66080.5 unit
 ❏GFSG 66130.5 unit

 
 ❏1.0 unit chosen from the following:1.0 unit

GAHN 6600*
GAHN 6602*
GAHN 6607*
GAHN 6609*
GAHN 6616*
GAHN 6617*
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit


*offered in alternate years

  
 ❏1.0 unit of graduate level electives1.0 unit

Note: Electives should be selected in consultation with the graduate studies advisor in accordance with the candidate’s chosen area of emphasis. Students may select courses listed under any Mount graduate programs (GAHN, GFSG, GCYS, GSLL, GEDU, etc.) or other university graduate programs. If selecting electives from other universities, students must obtain formal approval; see section 2.2.6 Letter of Permission (LOP).


Internship Education Program

To be eligible for the Internship Education Program, students must be graduates of a Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice PDEP accredited undergraduate program. Students apply to the internship at the time they apply for admission to the graduate program. Applicants may be interviewed prior to admission.

Students will be required to engage in academic upgrading if it has been more than three years since they have completed course work in any of the knowledge areas (Food Service Administration/Management, Community Nutrition and/or Clinical Nutrition/Medical Nutrition Therapy. See the MSVU IEP Manual for more information.

Following successful completion of all MAHN or MScAHN program requirements and the internship education courses (NUTR 4501, 4502, and 4503), students will be eligible to write the national examination required by all provincial dietetic associations or colleges for registration as a professional dietitian. The Internship Education Program is completed as an addition to all graduate requirements; the internship education courses cannot be taken in place of elective courses. Interns must be prepared to relocate for their Internship and to accept little to no financial compensation.

Required Courses for MAHN or MScAHN listed above plus the following internship education courses:
 ❏NUTR 4501
1.0 unit 
 ❏NUTR 4502
1.0 unit
 ❏NUTR 4503
1.0 unit

 

There are three possible grades for internships:
P - Pass. Students continue to the next internship course
NCR  - No credit repeat. Students must repeat the internship course and pass before continuing to the next course. Normally a student may receive only one NCR grade and remain in the program.
F - Fail. A failing grade in an internship results in dismissal from the Integrated Internship Program (students may still complete the MScAHN).

Food and Nutrition Practicum

Students wishing to obtain the MAHN or MSCAHN with Food and Nutrition Practicum must make formal application through the Department chairperson by January 31 of the MAHN or MScAHN programs or after the completion of 2.0 units. This is a limited enrollment program with a competitive selection process. Students must be prepared to relocate for their practicum and to accept little to no financial compensation.

Students accepted into the MScAHN with Internship Education Program are not eligible for the Food and Nutrition Practicum Program.

A MAHN or MScAHN with Food and Nutrition Practicum requires:
❏ fulfilment of the requirements of the 5.0 unit graduate degree
plus the completion of NUTR 4500
❏ adhere to the Food and Nutrition Practicum – Terms and Conditions, including those for withdrawal and temporary withdrawal

There are three possible grades for the practicum:
P - Pass.
NCR - No credit repeat. Students must repeat the course and pass. Normally a student may receive only one NCR grade and remain in the Food and Nutrition Practicum program.
F  -  Fail. A failing grade in a practicum results in dismissal from the Food and Nutrition Practicum (students may still complete the MAHN or MScAHN).
Academic Note: This web-based calendar information is applicable for the 2020-2021 academic year which runs from September 01, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

For the complete 2019-2020 Academic Calendars, please consult the PDF versions of the Undergraduate Academic Calendar and Graduate Academic Calendars. (underlines are links to the PDF versions of each)

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