Accredited Programs in Canada

Dietetic education programs are awarded accreditation status when they successfully complete an on-site review and achieve the PDEP Accreditation Standards for Dietetic Education Programs (2014).

For Accreditation Award Categories, click here.


British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique

Institution /
Program Name
Accreditation
Status
Date of
Next Review

Undergraduate Degrees: Fully Integrated / Diplômes de premier cycle : entièrement intégrés (Academic Education and Practicum Training / Formation académique et pratique)

University of British Columbia

Food, Nutrition and Health Program (BSc), Dietetics Major

7-year / 7 ans
2023

Alberta

Institution /
Program Name
Accreditation
Status
Date of
Next Review

Undergraduate Degrees: Fully Integrated / Diplômes de premier cycle : entièrement intégrés (Academic Education and Practicum Training / Formation académique et pratique)

University of Alberta

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Food Science, Dietetics Specialization

7-year / 7 ans
2024

Saskatchewan

Institution /
Program Name
Accreditation
Status
Date of
Next Review

Undergraduate Degrees: Fully Integrated / Diplômes de premier cycle : entièrement intégrés (Academic Education and Practicum Training / Formation académique et pratique)

University of Saskatchewan

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition

7-year / 7 ans
2022

Manitoba

Institution /
Program Name
Accreditation
Status
Date of
Next Review

Undergraduate Degrees: Not Integrated / Diplômes de premier cycle : non intégrés (Academic Education Only / Formation uniquement)

University of Manitoba

Bachelor of Science in Human Nutritional Sciences

7 year / 7 ans
2025

Post Degree Practicums / Programmes de formation pratique post-diplômés (Practicum Training Only / Formation pratique uniquement)

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Manitoba Partnership Dietetic Education Program

7-year / 7 ans
2022 (Program is not admitting new students, closing in 2022)

Ontario

Institution /
Program Name
Accreditation
Status
Date of
Next Review

Undergraduate Degrees: Fully Integrated / Diplômes de premier cycle : entièrement intégrés (Academic Education and Practicum Training / Formation académique et pratique)

Université d’Ottawa

Baccalauréat spécialisé en sciences des aliments et de la nutrition

2-year / 2 ans
2021

Quebec / Québec

Institution /
Program Name
Accreditation
Status
Date of
Next Review

Undergraduate Degrees: Fully Integrated / Diplômes de premier cycle : entièrement intégrés (Academic Education and Practicum Training / Formation académique et pratique)

McGill University

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Dietetics Major

7-year / 7 ans
2022
Université de Montréal

Baccalauréat en nutrition

7-year / 7 ans
2024
Université Laval

Baccalauréat en nutrition (B.Sc.)

7 years / 7 ans
2029

Combined Masters Practicum Programs / Programmes de maîtrise avec formation pratique intégrée (Masters Education with Practicum Training / Formation universitaire de deuxième cycle avec formation pratique)

McGill University

Master of Science Applied Program in Human Nutrition (Dietetics Credentialing)

7-year / 7 ans
2022

Nova Scotia / Nouvelle-Écosse

Institution /
Program Name
Accreditation
Status
Date of
Next Review

Post Degree Practicums / Programmes de formation pratique post-diplômés (Practicum Training Only / Formation pratique uniquement)

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Central Zone Dietetic Internship Program

2-year / 2 ans
2022

Combined Masters Practicum Programs / Programmes de maîtrise avec formation pratique intégrée (Masters Education with Practicum Training / Formation universitaire de deuxième cycle avec formation pratique)

Mount Saint Vincent University

Master of Science Applied Human Nutrition with Internship Education Program

7-year / 7 ans
2021

New Brunswick / Nouveau-Brunswick

Institution /
Program Name
Accreditation
Status
Date of
Next Review

Undergraduate Degrees: Fully Integrated / Diplômes de premier cycle : entièrement intégrés (Academic Education and Practicum Training / Formation académique et pratique)

Université de Moncton

Baccalauréat en nutrition

7-year / 7 ans
2021

Post Degree Practicums / Programmes de formation pratique post-diplômés (Practicum Training Only / Formation pratique uniquement)

The Moncton Hospital

Graduate Internship Dietetic Program

7-year / 7 ans
2028

Prince Edward Island / Île-du-Prince-Édouard

Institution /
Program Name
Accreditation
Status
Date of
Next Review

Undergraduate Degrees: Partially Integrated / Diplômes de premier cycle : partiellement intégrés (Academic Education with Limited Practicum Training Enrollment / Formation académique avec formation pratique contingentée)

University of Prince Edward Island

Bachelor of Sciences (Foods and Nutrition)

7-year / 7 ans
2025
University of Prince Edward Island

Integrated Dietetic Internship

7-year / 7 ans
2025

Newfoundland and Labrador / Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador

Institution /
Program Name
Accreditation
Status
Date of
Next Review

Post Degree Practicums / Programmes de formation pratique post-diplômés (Practicum Training Only / Formation pratique uniquement)

Eastern Health

Dietetic Internship Program (also provides internship for Memorial University Master of Public Health – Nutrition/Dietetics Stream)

2-year / 2 ans
2022

Accreditation Award Categories

There are three categories of accreditation awards:

  • Accreditation 7 years
  • Accreditation 2 years
  • Candidacy Status
 
Accreditation 7 Year
The program is awarded Accreditation for 7 years when it has demonstrated:
  • evidence of compliance with all nine (9) core criteria, and
  • evidence of meeting a minimum of 12 of all the other criteria (12/15).
Accreditation 2 Year
The program is awarded Accreditation for 2 years when it has demonstrated:
  • evidence of compliance with a minimum of 6 (but less than 9) core criteria or
  • a minimum of 9 (but less than 12) of all other criteria.
The program’s accreditation award length will be extended to 7 years from the date of the Accreditation Council decision if the program is able to demonstrate that it meets the criteria within the specified 2- year period.
Candidacy Status
A new program will be awarded candidacy status if the Accreditation Council is satisfied that it demonstrates satisfactory progress toward the compliance with the accreditation standards, and that the program does or will be able to meet the requirements for a 2-year status within 12 months. A site visit review will occur at least 4 months before the first cohort graduates.

Accreditation Award Decision Making

The focus of decision-making is on how evidence supports the program’s compliance with the Accreditation Standards, including:

  • Appropriateness and effectiveness of governance structures, program policies and procedures to support student achievement, curriculum planning, delivery and evaluation.
  • Adequacy of resources in terms of academic/professional and support staff, physical, financial, learning and technical resources to provide quality education.
  • A systematic continuous evaluation process to assess program effectiveness and learning outcomes.

Based on this definition and on the Accreditation Standards, nine (9) core criteria have been identified:

  • Governance: 1.1, 1.4
  • Student Support: 2.2
  • Curriculum: 3.1, 3.4
  • Academic, Staffing: 4.2, 4.3
  • Physical Resources: 5.3
  • Evaluation: 6.1