Nutritional Sciences

Food, Nutrition and Health Programs
Faculty of Land and Food Systems

Bachelor of Science: Major in Dietetics (BSc)

Information accurate as of: May 31st 2016. Retrieved from the Faculty of Land and Food Systems – Dietetics program website. For further details, please visit: http://dietetics.landfood.ubc.ca/

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The Dietetics Major is a professional program planned to meet the accreditation standards for the dietetics profession in Canada. Graduates are eligible to write a national exam to qualify to register with a provincial dietetic regulatory body in order to use the designation Registered Dietitian and practice dietetics. The curriculum includes general courses in both biological and social sciences, as well as courses more directly related to dietetics such as basic and applied human nutrition, food and food systems, management, and professional dietetic practice. The Dietetics Major differs from other nutrition-related majors offered by the Faculty, in that it is a regulated health profession training program.

Other relevant programs of study in the Food, Nutrition & Health Program (BSc) also include the: Food and Nutritional Sciences Double Major, Food Market Analysis, Food, Nutrition and Health Major, Food Science

Minimum Admission Requirements for High School Students include:

  • Apply to UBC: Apply to UBC to become an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Land & Food Systems, B.Sc. (Food Nutrition and Health) degree program. Ensure that you have met the High School Admission requirements which include English 12, Calculus 12, one of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geology 12 or Physics 12 and one other approved Grade 12 course.
  • Complete Prerequisites: Obtain prerequisites by following years 1 and 2 of the Food, Nutrition & Health or Nutritional Sciences major in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.

Minimum Admission Requirements for UBC Students include:

  • Prerequisite Courses Requirement: Students must complete the third year prerequisite requirements in order to be admitted into the program.
  • Academic Performance (GPA): Admission is based on a minimum academic standing of 70%, calculated as a cumulative average of grades from all prerequisite and any program courses taken.
  • Non-Academic Application: cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference. More information can be found in the Dietetics Application Package

The undergraduate online application for UBC’s Vancouver campus opens in mid August and closes in mid January. Admissions decisions for most programs are made in April or early May.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the Dietetics Major Program’s Admissions Deadline page for more information.

The Undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems follow UBC’s Aboriginal Admissions policy outlined in the Academic Calendar.

For pre-program inquiries (i.e. course assessment, admissions questions), contact the Land and Food Systems student advising office at students@landfood.ubc.ca

For more information about Aboriginal Admissions policies, please contact:

Joel Liman
Aboriginal Student Coordinator, Science Faculty
The University of British Columbia
Chemistry Physics Building
150-6221 University Boulevard
Vancouver BC V6t 1z1
Email: liman@science.ubc.ca

For questions regarding the profession of dietetics, please contact:

Kara Vogt
Dietetics Education Coordinator
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
University of British Columbia
248-2357 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Tel: 604–827–0762
E-mail: kara.vogt@ubc.ca

Karol Traviss
Dietetics Program Leader
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
University of British Columbia
248-2357 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Tel: 604–827–5046
E-mail: karol.traviss@ubc.ca

Food, Nutrition and Health Programs
Faculty of Land and Food Systems

Graduate Degree in Human Nutrition (MSc and PhD)

Information accurate as of: May 31st 2016. Retrieved from the Faculty of Land and Food Systems website. For further details, please visit: http://www.landfood.ubc.ca/

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The MSc and PhD programs in Human Nutrition offer opportunities for advanced study in applied human nutrition. Students complete research through laboratory or field work in a variety of areas relevant to human nutrition including nutrient metabolism, diet and disease, nutrition through the life cycle and nutrition behaviours. Graduates of the program have pursued academic positions at universities or colleges, consulting, or careers in health-related fields including medicine, dentistry, and others. Those who were registered dietitians before pursuing graduate study have gone on to senior clinical or administrative positions.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Prerequisite Courses: Required prerequisite courses include biochemistry, human or vertebrate physiology, and advanced nutrition. See website for more details.
  • Bachelors Degree: applicants from a Canadian or American university or college must hold a bachelor degree
  • Minimum B+ GPA: Students must have a minimum overall average in the B+ range (at UBC 76% or higher) in all third and fourth year courses.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • First Class Master's degree in Nutrition: Applicants for the PhD degree must hold a First Class Master's degree in Nutrition with a standing of "A", and a Bachelor's degree with the above academic standing in Nutrition or a related science.

The following documentation is required in support of an application

  • Submit Online Application: Completed graduate studies application form submitted online with fees paid.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: References from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • Field of Interest FormAvailable onlineand to be submitted to the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.
  • CV/Resume
  • Writing sample: required for research-based applicants
  • Finding a Supervisor: You may consider identifying a prospective supervisor prior to applying for admission. Contact the potential supervisor directly to check their availability/interest in accepting you.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus provides a list of Application Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the Land and Food Systems’ Graduate Admissions page for more information.

For further questions about the program, please contact:

Lia Maria Dragan
Graduate Programs Assistant
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia
344 - 2357 Main Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4
Hours: 8:30am to 4pm, Mon - Fri

E-mail: lfs.gradapp@ubc.ca
Tel: 604-822-8373

Food, Nutrition and Health Programs
Faculty of Land and Food Systems

Master of Science in Food Science (MSc)

Information accurate as of: May 31st 2016. Retrieved from the Faculty of Land and Food Systems website. For further details, please visit: http://www.landfood.ubc.ca/

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The MSc in Food Science offers opportunities for advanced study and research leading in the areas of Food Chemistry and Biochemistry, Food Process Science, Food Microbiology, Food Safety and Toxicology, Food Biotechnology, Food Quality Evaluation and Wine Biotechnology. Graduate training in Food Science normally involves a combination of courses in both basic and applied sciences, with research leading to a thesis.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Bachelors Degree: Admitted students must possess a B.Sc. degree in Food Science or a related area, and must meet the general requirements for Master's degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
  • Prerequisite Courses: Applicants are expected to have completed pre-requisite fundamental undergraduate courses in organic chemistry, biochemistry, calculus, physics, statistics and microbiology
  • Food Science Background: Applicants must have undergraduate background courses in the field of food science (Food process science; Food chemistry; Food analysis; Food laws, regulations & quality assurance; Micro-organisms in food systems; and Principles in food engineering). See website for more details.

The following documentation is required in support of an application:

  • Submit Online Application: Completed graduate studies application form submitted online with fees paid.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: References from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • Field of Interest Form: to be submitted to the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.
  • Statement of Intent
  • CV/Resume
  • Writing sample: required for research-based applicants
  • Finding a Supervisor: You may consider identifying a prospective supervisor prior to applying for admission. Contact the potential supervisor directly to check their availability/interest in accepting you.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus provides a list of Application Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the Land and Food Systems’ Graduate Admissions page for more information.

For further questions about the program, please contact:

Lia Maria Dragan,
Graduate Programs Assistant
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia
344 - 2357 Main Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4
Hours: 8:30am to 4pm, Mon - Fri

E-mail: lfs.gradapp@ubc.ca
Tel: 604-822-8373

Food, Nutrition and Health Programs
Faculty of Land and Food Systems

Master of Food Science (MFS)

Information accurate as of: May 31st 2016. Retrieved from the Faculty of Land and Food Systems website. For further details, please visit: http://www.landfood.ubc.ca/

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The Master of Food Science (MFS) program prepares students for advanced degrees in government and private industry as well as in the involvement of large-scale manufacturing and/or distribution of food products. Students will help local, national and international food sectors to solve problems and provide advances in food safety, risk assessment, product development, sensory analysis and process validation studies.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Undergraduate Degree: Admitted students must possess a B.Sc. degree in Food Science or a related area, and must meet the general requirements for Master's degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
  • Prerequisite Courses: applicants have completed undergraduate courses in organic chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, physics, calculus and statistics.
  • Food Science Background: Applicants must have undergraduate background courses in the field of food science (food process science; food chemistry; food analysis; food laws, regulations, and quality assurance; microorganisms in food systems; and principles of food engineering).

The following documentation is required in support of an application:

  • Submit Online Application: Completed graduate studies application form submitted online with fees paid.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: References from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • Statement of Intent:
  • CV/Resume: required for all applicants
  • Interview: Applicants will be required to successfully complete an interview with a faculty member from Food Science. The interview will be carried out after the application process is complete.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus provides a list of Application Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the Land and Food Systems’ Graduate Admissions page for more information.

For further questions about the program, please contact:

Lia Maria Dragan
Graduate Programs Assistant
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia
344 - 2357 Main Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4
Hours: 8:30am to 4pm, Mon - Fri

E-mail: lfs.gradapp@ubc.ca
Tel: 604-822-8373