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 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:

The M.Sc.(Applied) in Human Nutrition; Non-Thesis – Dietetics Credentialing focuses on nutrition and food, leadership, communication skills, management skills and critical thinking. The program includes 40 weeks of internship or professional practice (stage). This program is accredited by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP), and recognized in Québec by the Ordre des diététistes-nutritionnistes du Québec (ODNQ), and meets all the standards and requirements of this professional order.

Required Courses (77 credits)


  • IPEA 500 Roles in Interprof. Teams
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • IPEA 501 Commun. in Interprof. Teams
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • IPEA 502 Patient-Centred Care in Action
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • IPEA 503 Managing Interprofess Conflict
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 503 Nutrition and Exercise 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 505 Public Health Nutrition 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

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

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

  • NUTR 546 Clinical Nutrition 3 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

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

  • NUTR 603 Credentialing in Dietetics 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

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

  • NUTR 607 Counselling in Prof Practice 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 611 Graduate Prof Practice 1 2 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 7 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

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

  • NUTR 615 Grad Prof Pract 5 Clin Nutr 7 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 618 DieteticsProfessional Practice 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 625 Emerg Issues for Nutritionists 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

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

  • NUTR 651 M.Sc. (A) Literature Review 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 660 M.Sc.(A) Final Presentation 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)

3 credits from the following:


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

  • EDPC 504 Commun&Critcal ConflictResltn 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

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

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

  • FDSC 537 Nutraceutical Chemistry 3 Credits
      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 501 Nutrition in Dev Countries 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

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

  • NUTR 506 Qualitative Methods: Nutrition 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 507 Adv Nutritional Biochemistry 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

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

  • NUTR 520 Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 537 Advanced Human Metabolism 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

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

  • NUTR 610 Pediatric & Maternal Nutrition 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

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

  • PSYC 650 Advanced Statistics 1 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 Director.

Compulsory Immunization
A compulsory immunization program exists at McGill which is required for Dietetics students. Students should complete their immunization upon commencing the program. Confirmation of immunization will be coordinated by the Student Wellness Hub (https://www.mcgill.ca/wellness-hub/). Certain deadlines apply.

*Advising Notes for Professional Practice (Stage):
All courses must be passed with a minimum grade of B-. The admissions CGPA of 3.5 must be maintained throughout to remain in the program. All clinical nutrition courses must be completed at McGill University within 3 years prior to commencing the Professional Practice (Stage). Students who have had extended delays and exceed this 3-year maximum will be asked to repeat these clinical nutrition courses. Registration for all Professional Practice (Stage) courses is restricted to students with a CGPA greater than or equal to 3.5. Students need to develop a working knowledge of French in order to effectively complete their Stage placements. Students are reminded that ethical conduct on Professional Practice (Stage) rotations is required. The School reserves the right to require the withdrawal of any student if at any time the student has displayed unprofessional conduct or demonstrates incompetence.



    See also Requirements and Policies on Graduate Studies

     

    French language proficiency

    The language of instruction at McGill University is English. However, certain McGill programs include a mandatory internship, or ‘Stage’, which will be completed in various settings where the ability to communicate proficiently in French is essential. Proficiency in French is necessary for students to effectively and safely work with patients, families, and team members and for the successful completion of the programs listed below.

    Programs that require proof of French proficiency:

    • Human Nutrition (applicants to B.Sc.Nutr.Sc. Dietetics, only)
    • Human Nutrition (applicants to the M.Sc. Applied, Dietetics Credentialing)

    For more information, see French Language Proficiency

    French language proficiency | Undergraduate Admissions - McGill University

     

    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 Facilitating 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 Nutrition and Exercise 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


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


    NUTR 513 Course not available

    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 Course not available

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


    NUTR 626 Writing for Dietetics Practice 2 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 627 Course not available

    NUTR 628 Course not available

    NUTR 651 M.Sc. (A) Literature Review 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    NUTR 660 M.Sc.(A) Final Presentation 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 Credits
      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 Pediatric & Maternal Nutrition 3 Credits
      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 7 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

     

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