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Special Student Applications

Ryerson's Nutrition and Food (BASc) program accepts special student applications.

Students are designated special students (also known as visiting students) if they are enrolled in one or more courses, but are not pursuing a degree.

 

To qualify as a special student in the School of Nutrition, you must provide:

Unofficial transcript - degree completion (within the past three years) of an undergraduate degree from a Canadian university accredited by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP), external link

**If you graduated more than three years ago, please contact the College of Dietitians of Ontario to write the Knowledge and Competencies Assessment Test (KCAT), external link in their next administration. This test assesses foundational knowledge, and if successful in KCAT level I, you are able to apply for supervised practical training programs. If you rank KCAT level II, that indicates you need updating.  This process has been implemented since CDO is the body that decides who is eligible to write the registration exam.

 

If you are applying for the fall term, you must:

1) Review and select course(s) (see table below)

2) Complete the Ryerson Application form by July deadline (Fall) 

  • Choose the Special option (SSS) from program listing; do not choose Nutrition and Food degree
  • Returning Special Student candidates, within the last six terms (including Spring/Summer), are not required to resubmit a new Ryerson application

3) You will receive email communication to confirm course enrollment

If you are applying for the winter term, you must:

1) Review and select course(s) (see table below)

2) Complete the Ryerson Application form by November deadline  (Winter)

  • Choose the Special option (SSS) from program listing; do not choose Nutrition and Food degree
  • Returning Special Student candidates, within the last six terms (including Spring/Summer), are not required to resubmit a new Ryerson application

3) You will receive email communication to confirm course enrollment

You can view course descriptions in the undergraduate calendar.

Please note that not all courses are offered each term.

Academic upgrading requirements
Ryerson course equivalent Terms offered
Clinical nutrition
  • Fall
  • Winter

Advanced nutrition

  • Winter

Advanced professional practice

  • Fall

Community nutrition

  • Fall

Food service organization & management

  • Fall
Quality food production
  • Fall
  • Winter

Advanced food

  • Fall

Communications arts

  • Winter
Research methods
  • Fall
  • Winter

Cost control & accounting

  • All three terms

Basic principles of management

  • All three terms