Accredited Programs in Canada

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is an ongoing process of assessing health care organizations against standards of excellence to identify what is being done well and what needs to be improved. Health Education Accreditation is a quality improvement process that supports health education programs in ensuring that graduates are ready to deliver quality care at entry to practice.

In the context of dietetic regulation, the purpose of accreditation is to assess program compliance with national standards and demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of programs needed to meet registration requirements in order to protect the public and support safe, ethical and competent dietetic services.

In May 2022, for the purpose of program approval leading to registration as a dietitian in British Columbia, the CDBC Board approved EQual, a branch of Accreditation Canada, as a third-party provider for accreditation. Existing Partnership for Dietetic and Education Practice (PDEP) accreditation awards will be recognized, for the purpose of program approval and registration eligibility, until March 31, 2024. Programs who have not transitioned to the new accreditation service provider beyond April 1, 2024 will be considered non approved and graduates from these programs will be assessed through CDBC’s Assessment for Substantial equivalence.

 

 Dietetics Programs in Canada

Dietetics programs are categorized into the following:

  • Undergraduate Degrees: Fully Integrated (Academic Education and Practicum Training)
  • Undergraduate Degrees: Partially Integrated (Academic Education with Limited Practicum Training Enrollment)
  • Undergraduate Degrees: Not Integrated (Academic Education Only)
  • Post Degree Practicums (Practicum Training Only)
  • Combined Masters Practicum Programs (Masters Education with Practicum Training)

For information on specific programs, please contact the program directly.

To confirm which programs are approved for the purpose of registration, please consult CDBC Bylaws, Schedule C.


Undergraduate Degrees: Fully Integrated (Academic Education and Practicum Training)

Alberta

British Columbia

New Brunswick

Ontario

Quebec

Saskatchewan

 

Undergraduate Degrees: Partially Integrated (Academic Education with Limited Practicum Training Enrollment)

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

 

Undergraduate Degrees: Not Integrated (Academic Education Only)

Manitoba

Ontario

 

Post Degree Practicums (Practicum Training Only)

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

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

Nova Scotia

Ontario

 

Combined Masters Practicum Programs (Masters Education with Practicum Training)

Ontario

Quebec