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In April 2022, Ryerson University changed its name to Toronto Metropolitan University, which will be implemented in a phased approach. You will see the Ryerson name across campus, online and in our official communications for a period of time. Learn more about our next chapter.

Nutrition and Food (BASc)

Where You Belong

While thinking about career paths back in high school, Aseel had come up with a list of professions that served the community including: doctor, nurse, police officer and firefighter. Though she felt inspired by the meaningful work in those careers, she gravitated towards a profession where she could combine her love for nutrition, passion for helping others and fascination with the mechanics of the human body – all in one – and landed at Toronto Metropolitan University's Nutrition and Food program.

Is It for You?

Studying Nutrition and Food at Toronto Metropolitan University will prepare you to transform practices and lives through helping individuals, families, groups and communities meet their nutrition-related needs. Your education in science, nutrition, research, communications and social science – in addition to advanced study opportunities in areas such as dietetics, food security, gerontology or Indigenous studies – will provide specialized knowledge and skills that help Canadians enhance their quality of life. An optional international exchange can assist in shaping understanding of nutrition-related theory and practice across the globe.

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Applied Science

 Grade Range

 Non-Academic Requirements

 Experiential Learning
Research, certificates

 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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What You Need to Know

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2021 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. Toronto Metropolitan University reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

Tuition and Fees 2021/2022

Domestic Fees Range: $7,082 - $7,573
International Fees Range: $29,945 - $31,432

For detailed fees information visit Tuition and Fees by Program.

Academic Requirements

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 prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • Biology (SBI4U)
  • Note: 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.

After Graduation

You will be equipped to transform practices and lives in areas such as health care; food service, manufacturing or processing industries; community and government agencies; athletics; marketing and promoting consumer food products. You may work as a Registered Dietician, clinical dietician, sports dietician, nutrition consultant, health promoter, policy advisor, food safety officer, health coach, diabetes educator, meal program coordinator or manager, nutrition educator or community food leader. You may also choose to pursue a master of health science in nutrition communication at Toronto Metropolitan University, a degree program unique in Canada; or graduate studies in related fields.

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