Effective October 2019, Dietitians of Canada will no longer be coordinating the annual post-degree Practicum Program Match. Students are advised to visit the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice website to review the programs and application information for accredited practicum programs offered in Canada.
Eligible students may apply to as many post-degree programs as they wish through direct application. You will need to review the websites and program brochures for specific application requirements and deadlines. It is a competitive process with students from across Canada competing. You should only apply to those programs from which you would accept an offer.
Please consult the Dietitians of Canada website for frequently asked questions about the new Post Graduate Practicum Program Match Process.
Please contact Prof. Foote if you have any questions regarding dietetic practicums.
WHAT ROUTES ARE AVAILABLE FOR ACADIA UNIVERSITY STUDENTS TO EARN THE NECESSARY COMPETENCIES TO BECOME A DIETITIAN?
1. ACADIA UNIVERSITY DIETETIC PRACTICUM PROGRAM
This program is available to full-time students enrolled in the School of Nutrition and Dietetics for at least one full academic year prior to the application year, who are working towards the requirements of the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (Dietetics option). The program offers two routes of application for eligible students. For more details about this program please go to the Dietetic Practicum Program at Acadia section of our website.
2. POST GRADUATE PRACTICUM / INTERNSHIP
Graduate Practicum / Internship programs take place following graduation from the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (Dietetics option). Students make a direct application to the programs of their choosing. Programs are located in Atlantic Canada (Moncton, Halifax, St John’s) and Ontario (Brescia University College, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Ryerson University). Applicants should consider the uniqueness of each program (based on personal interests) and the individual program entry requirements when applying.
3. COMBINED MASTERS WITH PRACTICUM / INTERNSHIP
Master’s Programs with an integrated practicum are offered at several universities, including Mount Saint Vincent University, Brescia University College, University of Toronto, Ryerson and University of Guelph. Once accepted, students complete the course-based material for their master’s degree and practicum requirements.
Students are advised to visit the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice website to review the information for all of the accredited practicum programs offered in Canada.