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Professional Pathways

Diverse academic options support students in the School of Nutrition to pursue a range of careers that promote healthy eating habits and enhance Canadians’ quality of life.


Food industry:

  • Food stylist
  • Nutrition consultant
  • Food specialist/economist
  • Freelance writer

Food service management and hospitality:

  • Nursing home administrator
  • Dietary technician
  • Hospitality manager
  • Director of hospitality services

Health promotion:

  • Public health policy and administration
  • Health promoter/educator
  • Consultant
  • Lactation consultant

Health research and food science:

  • Food scientist
  • Lab technician
  • Research and development
  • Process technologist
  • Product development
  • Test kitchen assistant/manager
  • Health researcher

Dietetics/ Registered Dietitian:

Graduating with a BASc in Nutrition and Food is the first step towards becoming a Registered Dietitian, external link. Dietitians provide advice on diet, food and nutrition, working in settings that include:

  • Health care
  • Private practice
  • Community health
  • Public health
  • Corporate education


  • Elementary school teacher
  • High school teacher (Science/Family Studies)
  • Educational consultant


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Advertising and promotions manager
  • Marketing communications/development
  • Market research
  • Product specialist
  • Consumer relations consultant
  • Program coordinator

Government and regulatory affairs:

  • Federal public servant
  • Provincial public servant
  • Food inspector
  • Quality assurance manager/director

Our graduates also find opportunities in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, community agencies, government, ingredient suppliers, and companies involved in marketing and promoting consumer food products.