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Nutrition and Food - BASc

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 an understanding of nutrition-related theory and practice across the globe.

 Recognized by:

  • The Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology
  • The Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals
  • The Canadian Diabetes Association
  • The Ontario Family Studies Home Economics Educators’ Association

 Accreditations: 

  • The Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) provides the academic foundation for further dietetic training after graduation

Program info

Faculty of Community Services

Program format(s): 
Full time: 4 Year

Bachelor of Applied Science

Grade range: 
High 70s1


Experiential learning: 
Applied research projects, optional certifications

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.

Tuition and fees range 2024-2025

For detailed fees information, visit tuition and fees by program.

Full-time format:

Ontario students: $7,340 - $7,813
Out-of-province students: $8,402 - $9,101
International students: $35,063 - $36,374

First-year courses

Here is a preview of first-year courses based on the available undergraduate calendar information.

1st Semester


One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

2nd Semester


One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

Your future

You’ll 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
  • Health promotion
  • Policy advising
  • Food safety
  • Diabetes education
  • Meal program coordination or management
  • Nutrition education or community food leadership
  • Registered Dietician, clinical dietician, sports dietician 
  • Graduate studies in Nutrition Communication (MHSc) at Toronto Metropolitan University, a degree program unique in Canada, or graduate studies in related fields

Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.

Student spotlight

TMU alum inducted into Toronto Sport Hall of Honour

While studying Nutrition and Food, Katie Heggtveit founded Bootcamps for Change, which provides fitness programs to youth experiencing homelessness. She has since expanded and recently received an award from the Toronto Sport Hall of Honour.


Read more: Alumni program brings weekly fitness programs to homeless shelters.

Katie Heggtveit

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  1. Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2024 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. TMU reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.


While every effort is made to ensure accuracy on this site, in the event of a discrepancy, TMU's current Undergraduate Calendar is the official reference.