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Faculty of Community Services

Admissions for Dietetics (PMDip)

Achieve the Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education and Practice via classroom and practicum courses offered through partnerships with North York General Hospital, SickKids, Sunnybrook (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Women's College Hospital) and Unity Health (St. Michael's Hospital).

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to Ryerson’s Professional Master's Diploma in Dietetics, you must meet the minimum program requirements:

1. You must be eligible to study in Canada and have graduated from a Dietitians of Canada or Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) accredited Canadian undergraduate nutrition program:

  • Within the past three years*
  • Applicants must have a minimum B average (3.0/4.33) in final two years of a PDEP accredited undergraduate nutrition degree

*If you graduated from an accredited Canadian undergraduate program more than three years ago (from convocation date to application deadline), you must contact the College of Dietitians of Ontario to complete the Knowledge and Competency Assessment tool.

​2. This program is open to qualified applicants who wish to become registered dietitians. It is not open to individuals who are/have been dietitians in Canada or elsewhere.


3. If you completed your education outside Canada please see Educated outside of Canada? or contact Dietitians of Canada

Application process

At Ryerson, all graduate applications are submitted online. Visit Apply online to learn more about:

  • Submitting your application through OUAC
  • Uploading your documents
  • Monitoring your application

Required documents

1) Application submission summary Once you submit your online OUAC application, you will be directed to a summary of the information you submitted. Please save a copy of this .pdf summary and upload it as prompted when you log in to the Ryerson Application Upload portal.

 


 

2) Partner selection form Use this document to select up to two PMDip hospital partners that you would like to consider your application. 

 


 

3) Statement(s) of interest You will write a separate statement of interest for each PMDip partner hospital you have selected in your Partner Selection form. For example, if you selected Sunnybrook and Sick Kids, you would write a statement of interest for each hospital. Each statement should be well composed, clear and concise and will include:

  • Your reasons for applying to the PMDip Dietetics program and why you selected this partner hospital
  • How your values align with the partner hospital’s values
  • How your previous studies and experiences have prepared you for this program and specifically how it has prepared you for the partner hospital
  • Your career objectives and how the opportunities within the PMDip Dietetics program and the partner organization will advance them

Format:

  • Business letter format
  • Addressed to the Partner Hospital Practicum Coordinator (see contact information under “Program inquiries”)
  • Maximum 1 page in length, single spaced, 1 inch margins
  • Minimum 11 point font 

Submission: How to submit your statement(s) of interest

If you are applying to TWO hospital partners:

  1. Complete the partner selection form and upload it to your application
  2. Write a statement of interest for each of the two hospital partners as per instructions. Upload your TWO statements of interest

If you are applying to ONE hospital partner:

  1. Complete the partner selection form and upload it to your application
  2. Write one statement of interest for the hospital partner where you wish to apply. Upload your statement of interest TWICE, once for "Statement of Interest #1" and AGAIN for "Statement of Interest #2" (You must upload two statements of interest to ensure your application becomes complete.) By uploading duplicate documents, you will satisfy the checklist requirements for two statements of interest. If you do not upload two statements of interest although you've only selected one hospital partner, your application will NOT be considered complete)

 


 

4) A current resume (maximum 2 pages)  Please include details about responsibilities and skills relevant to dietetics (e.g., transferable skills such as leadership, education, customer service). When highlighting your experiences describe how they have prepared you for success in the PMDip program. Include the number of hours for all volunteer and work experiences.  Also highlight relevant certificates, memberships, research activities, awards, and extracurricular activities.  

 


 

5) Three letters of recommendation Students will provide contact information for each referee during the online application process. It is crucial that you enter accurate contact information for each referee. Ryerson’s Graduate Admissions office will contact your referees directly after you complete your online application. Referees will submit their reference letters directly to the admission office. 

Select referees who can speak to your experience and readiness for the PMDip program. This may include managers, supervisors, dietitians, academics, or other professional contacts. There is no requirement for an academic referee. Referees should not be personal contacts (e.g., relatives or friends). 

 


 

6) Transcripts for all relevant post-secondary education If you are currently a student, upload your unofficial transcripts after your fall grades are posted. Official transcripts showing degree completion will be requested if you accept an offer of admission.

 


 

7) Proof of English language proficiency For those whose previous language of instruction was not English.     

 


 

8) Confirmation of completion form Completed by staff of the accredited undergraduate program you attended which verifies your eligibility to apply for a PDEP accredited graduate program.

Application deadlines

Complete your online application by 11 p.m. on November 30, 2019 and upload all required documents to the Ryerson Applicant Upload portal by 11 p.m. on January 11, 2020 to be guaranteed consideration for fall 2020 admission. Applications for the PMDip Dietetics program which are completed after this date will not be reviewed for fall 2020 admission.

The Partner Hospitals indicated on your partner selection forms will invite selected applicants to an admissions interview in early February. We will notify interviewed applicants of admissions decisions in early March, and will notify all other applicants of an admissions decision on a rolling basis.