MSc Applied: Dietetics Credentialing Option

The Master of Science Applied Program in Human Nutrition (Dietetics Credentialing) at McGill offers a diverse learning environment that prepares graduates for professional careers as dietitians. Upon completion of this program, a student is eligible to register and practice as a dietitian in Canada and the degree is recognized internationally.  This is a limited enrolment program and only candidates with a minimum CGPA of 3.5  in the last two years of study will be considered for admission.   

After a qualifying year to take any undergraduate courses required for registration to practice, students engage in three semesters of graduate level courses in the domains of interpersonal communication, clinical nutrition, and social and biological sciences, with several courses specifically focused on dietetics practice. Courses are also available to suit students’ individual interests and career goals. These courses will equip students with the necessary knowledge and skill set to take part in the three semester dietetics internship component of this program, where they  have the opportunity to learn and contribute in multidisciplinary environments, which include clinical nutrition, community nutrition, and foodservice management. The internship component also includes a 6 credit practice-based project and presentation, which will be chosen in consultation with the Program Coordinator.

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Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Human Nutrition (Non-Thesis): Dietetics Credentialing(83 Credits)

    Offered by:Human Nutrition
    Degree:Master of Science Applied

Program Requirement:

This program is open to students with a B.Sc. in nutrition or an allied health profession, including biochemistry, kinesiology, physiology, or other related field, who would like to become a member of the Ordre professional des diététistes du Québec. Students may be required to complete a qualifying year (a variable number of required undergraduate credits), before taking the required M.Sc. Applied professional course, complementary courses, and elective courses (46 credits), followed by a Stage (Internship) component, which includes a practice based project (37 credits). On completion, students will meet OPDQ credits and professional practice requirements for licensure as a registered dietitian. A basic level or professional French competency will be required to complete the professional practice Stage component. The entrance requirement of a CGPA of 3.5 must be maintained throughout the program.

Required Courses (71 credits)


  • EDPC 501 Helping Relationships 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 501 Nutrition in Dev Countries 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 503 Bioenergetics and the Lifespan 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 513 Credentialing in Dietetics 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 515 Dietetics French Examination 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 545 Clinical Nutrition 2 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 602 Nutritional-Status Assessment 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 606 Human Nutrition Res Methods 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 612 Grad Prof Pract 2 Management 8 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 613 Grad Prof Pract 3 Clin Nutr 14 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 614 Grad Prof Pract 4 Comm Nutr 8 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 626 Writing for Dietetics Practice 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 627 Prof. Dietetics Presentation 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 628 Dietetics Comprehensive Exam 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 629 Professional Dietetics Project 6 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 651 M.Sc. (Applied) Nutrition 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 660 M.Sc.(Applied)Nutrition 2 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 695 Hum Nutr Research Orientation 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 696 Human Nutrition Seminar 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Complementary Courses (9 credits)

3 credits of statistics from the following:


  • AEMA 610 Statistical Methods 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EPIB 507 Biostats for Health Sciences 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • PSYC 650 Advanced Statistics 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


3 credits from the following:


  • ANSC 551 Carbohydrate&Lipid Metabolism 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • ANSC 552 Protein Metabolism&Nutrition 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • ANSC 560 Biology of Lactation 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 654 Sport Psychology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDPC 504 Practicum:Interviewing Skills 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDPE 502 Theories of Human Development 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FDSC 537 Nutraceutical Chemistry 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FDSC 538 Food Science in Perspective 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FDSC 545 Advances in Food Microbiology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 502 Independent Study 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 512 Herbs, Foods&Phytochemicals 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 551 Analysis of Nutrition Data 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 608 Special Topics 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 610 Maternal & Child Nutrition 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 641 Advanced Global Food Security 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Elective Courses (3 credits)

To be chosen, at the 500 level or higher, in consultation with the Program Coordinator.



    See also Requirements and Policies on Graduate Studies

     

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

    Our graduates have developed successful and rewarding careers in a number of settings. These include hospital inpatient and outpatient units, long term care, community health centres, private consultation, outreach programs, rehabilitation facilities, pharmaceutical/nutraceutical companies, school boards, foodservice operations, food product development, and sales and marketing.

    OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

    The McGill dietetics program has internships in different parts of the world, as well as in the Montreal area. Students get the exciting opportunity to work with people from different cultures and gain valuable experience in a foreign setting. This aspect of the McGill dietetics programs has been steadily growing and placements now include the Caribbean (e.g., Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Antigua), Africa (e.g., Ghana and other West Africa nations), and Northern Ontario and Quebec (e.g., Iqaluit, James Baie, White Horse). These opportunities provide an enriching experience for students wishing to expand their knowledge and develop skill in working with other communities while, at the same time, making a contribution to the work being done there.


    COURSES BY YEAR

    After a qualifying year to take undergraduate courses required for licensure as a dietitian, students will follow a 6 semester program of graduate courses and internship.

     

    3 semesters of graduate courses (beginning in fall)

    Required Courses (39 credits)

    EDPC 501 Helping Relationships 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 501 Nutrition in Dev Countries 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 503 Bioenergetics and the Lifespan 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 511 Nutrition & Behaviour 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 513 Credentialing in Dietetics 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 515 Dietetics French Examination 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 545 Clinical Nutrition 2 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 602 Nutritional-Status Assessment 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 606 Human Nutrition Res Methods 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 626 Writing for Dietetics Practice 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 627 Prof. Dietetics Presentation 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 628 Dietetics Comprehensive Exam 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 651 M.Sc. (Applied) Nutrition 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 660 M.Sc.(Applied)Nutrition 2 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 695 Hum Nutr Research Orientation 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 696 Human Nutrition Seminar 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

     

    Complementary Courses (3 credits)

    ANSC 551 Carbohydrate&Lipid Metabolism 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    ANSC 560 Biology of Lactation 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    FDSC 545 Advances in Food Microbiology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 502 Independent Study 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 512 Herbs, Foods&Phytochemicals 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 551 Analysis of Nutrition Data 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 608 Special Topics 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 610 Maternal & Child Nutrition 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

     

    Complementary Courses in Social Science (3 credits)

    To be chosen in consultation with the Advisor.

     

    Complementary Courses in statistics (3 credits)

    AEMA 610 Statistical Methods 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    PSYC 650 Advanced Statistics 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

     

    3 semesters of internship/Stage (36 credits)

    NUTR 612 Grad Prof Pract 2 Management 8 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 613 Grad Prof Pract 3 Clin Nutr 14 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 614 Grad Prof Pract 4 Comm Nutr 8 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 629 Professional Dietetics Project 6 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer