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Nutrition and Food (BASc)

Is It for You?

Help individuals, families, groups and communities meet their nutrition-related needs. Use specialized knowledge and skills, drawing on nutrition and food research and communication theories, to promote healthy eating habits that enhance Canadians’ quality of life.

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Applied Science

 Grade Range

 Non-Academic Requirements

 Co-op Option

 Accredited program recognized by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) which provides the academic foundation for further dietetic training after graduation. It is also recognized by the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology, the Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals, the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Ontario Family Studies Home Economics Educators’ Association.

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2019 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

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Distinctive Learning

Education and training in science, nutrition, research, communications, social science and experiential learning initiatives; advanced study opportunities in areas such as dietetics, food security, gerontology or Aboriginal studies; optional international exchange.

After Graduation

Transform practices and lives in areas such as food service, manufacturing or processing industries; community and government agencies; marketing and promoting consumer food products; as a dietitian or nutritionist in community, business or health care. Pursue a master of health science in nutrition communication at Ryerson, a degree program unique in Canada; or further related education.

What You Need to Know

Domestic Fees Range: $7,703 - $8,289
International Fees Range: $25,926 - $25,958

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • Biology (SBI4U)
  • The minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 70 % range) will be determined subject to competition.
  • Completion of a Grade 12 U Mathematics course, a Grade 12 U/M Social Sciences and Humanities course, and a senior level Family Studies course is recommended.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

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