Becoming a dietitian requires 3 steps:

two preparatory phases:

  • Education
  • Practicum experience

followed by:

  • Registration with a provincial dietetic regulatory body in order to practice.
  1. The first step to becoming a dietitian is a Bachelor’s degree with major credits in Foods and Nutrition from a university offering a Dietitians of Canada accredited dietetic education program.
  2. Step 2 is successful completion of a program of supervised practical experience accredited by Dietitians of Canada. These programs can take the form of post-degree internships, integrated/stage/co-ordinated undergraduate programs or Combined Masters Practicum programs.
  3. The final step in becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD) is registration with the regulatory body (College or Association) in the province in which you intend to practice. Most provinces require successful completion of the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE) for applicants to gain registration status.

For more details please contact the registrar.