Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

Domestic Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent) or 19 years of age or older
International Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent)

English Language Requirement

Category 2

Additional Requirements

  • A resumé
  • Two letters of reference 
  • A letter of intent 
  • Valid FoodSafe Level 1 (Basic) or equivalent 

Applicant Notes

  • Two letters of reference attesting to the abilities that would be an asset in a career in food service management, one of which must be from an employer.
  • Letter of intent is to be a maximum two pages that explains why the applicant wishes to enter the program and that demonstrates they have an understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Nutrition Manager in a health care setting.
  • Valid FoodSafe Level 1 (Basic) or equivalent must have been completed in the last five years.
  • Applicants with previous work experience in the food service industry may be eligible for Prior Learning, Flexible Assessment, and Recognition (PLFAR) as determined by the department chair.
  • Program courses may have specific prerequisites beyond program admission requirements. Students admitted to this program may need to take one or more additional English courses in order to meet the prerequisite requirements of the English courses required in this program.
  • Depending on the health policies of the fieldwork and practicum sites, students may be required to have a flu shot or other vaccinations/tests such as Hepatitis A and TB before starting practicum courses. A criminal record check may be required for some placement sites.
  • Admission to a program does not guarantee registration into required courses.

Application Deadline

All required documents must be submitted by:

  • Fall Semester: May 31
  • Spring Semester: October 31
  • Summer Semester: February 28

Late applications will be accepted if space is available.

Please refer to the program application dates on the Application Information page.

Academic Requirements

Domestic Applicants: Baccalaureate Degree in Nutrition or Dietetics from a recognized Canadian academic institution (or equivalent)
International Applicants: Baccalaureate Degree in Nutrition or Dietetics from a recognized Canadian academic institution (or equivalent)

English Language Requirement

Category 2

Additional Requirements

  • A resumé
  • Two letters of reference 
  • A letter of intent 
  • Valid FoodSafe Level 1 (Basic) or equivalent 

Applicant Notes

  • Two letters of reference attesting to the abilities that would be an asset in a career in food service management, one of which must be from an employer.
  • A letter of intent (maximum two pages) that explains why the applicant wishes to enter the program and that demonstrates they have an understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Nutrition Manager in a health care setting.
  • Valid Food Safe Level 1 (or equivalent) completed within the past five years.
  • Admission to a program does not guarantee registration into required courses.
  • Students admitted to this program may need to take one or more additional English courses in order to meet the prerequisite requirements of the English courses required in this program.
  • Applicants with previous work experience in the food service industry may be eligible for Prior Learning, Flexible Assessment and Recognition (PLFAR) in FSRV 1219 as determined by the department chair.

Application Deadline

All required documents must be submitted by:

  • Fall Semester: May 31
  • Spring Semester: October 31
  • Summer Semester: February 28

Late applications will be accepted if space is available.

Please refer to the program application dates on the Application Information page.

Please note:  Applications for Admission to the BBA Transfer Option has been suspended until further notice.

Academic Requirements

Domestic Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent) or 19 years of age or older
International Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent)

English Language Requirement

Category 2

Additional Requirements

  • A resumé
  • Two letters of reference 
  • A letter of intent 
  • Valid FoodSafe Level 1 (Basic) or equivalent 

Program Notes

  • Applicants holding a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science or higher-level degree from a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution may receive up to 30 transfer credits toward completion of the program.
  • All students applying to the Nutrition and Food Service Management Diploma Program must have a level of English sufficient to write assignments, read and understand course material, complete assessments, and take part in class discussion.
  • Two letters of reference attesting to the abilities that would be an asset in a career in food service management, one of which must be from an employer.
  • A letter of intent (maximum two pages) that explains why the applicant wishes to enter the program and that demonstrates they have an understanding of the role and responsibilities of a nutrition manager in a health care setting.
  • Valid FoodSafe Level 1 (Basic) or equivalent must be completed within the last 5 years.
  • Applicants with previous work experience in the food service industry may be eligible for Prior Learning.
  • Admission to a program does not guarantee registration into required courses.
  • Students admitted to this program may need to take one or more additional English courses in order to meet the prerequisite requirements of the English courses required in this program.
  • Flexible Assessment and Recognition (PLFAR) as determined by the department chair.
  • Depending on the health policies of the fieldwork and practicum sites, students may be required to have a flu shot or other vaccinations/tests such as Hepatitis A and TB before starting practicum courses. A criminal record check may be required for some placement sites.

Application Deadline

All required documents must be submitted by:

  • Fall Semester: May 31
  • Spring Semester: October 31
  • Summer Semester: February 28

Late applications will be accepted if space is available.

Please refer to the program application dates on the Application Information page.

To be admitted and participate in the co-operative education option, you must:

  1. Be enrolled in three or more program courses (minimum nine credits), not including EXPE 2300 (formerly BUSM 2300/COOP 2300);
  2. Achieve and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.6 in each term;
  3. Successfully complete an employability assessment interview with a co-op officer; and
  4. Complete EXPE 2300 (formerly BUSM 2300/COOP 2300) with a minimum "C" grade.

See co-operative education programs for more information.

Program Notes

  • Depending on the health policies of the fieldwork and practicum sites, students may be required to have a flu shot or other vaccinations/tests such as Hepatitis A and TB before starting practicum courses. A criminal record check may be required for some placement sites.