Course Requirements

**Note: Course requirements are subject to change. The UBC Academic Calendar is the official guide. The table below outlines course requirements for students accepted into the program in 2019. **

 Year 3

Course (Click for course details) Course Requirements to take course
BIOC 302 (3) General Biochemistry One of BIOL 201BIOC 202BIOC 203 and one of CHEM 203CHEM 233
FNH 340 (3) Food Theory FNH 200 and either (a) all of CHEM 111CHEM 113 or (b) all of CHEM 121CHEM 123
FNH 341 (3) Food Theory Applications Corequisite of FNH 340
FNH 350 (3) Fundamentals of Nutrition FNH 250 and one of BIOL 201BIOC 202
FNH 351 (3) Vitamins, Minerals, and Health FNH 250 and one of BIOL 201BIOC 202
FNH 370 (3) Nutrition Assessment FNH 250
FNH 371 (3)  Human Nutrition Over the Life Span FNH 250
FNH 380 (3) Professional Dietetic Practice I *3rd year standing in the Dietetics Major
FNH 3811 (3) Professional Dietetic Practice II *3rd year standing in the Dietetics Major.
FNH 398 (3) Research Methods in Human Nutrition

One of FNH 250 and either (a) LFS 252 or (b) BIOL 300 or (c) EPSE 482 or (d) FRST 231 or (e) STAT 200.

 

NOTE: You may defer this course to year 4 if you can’t fit it in your schedule

LFS 350 (3) Land, Food, and Community II LFS 250
Social Science (3) – Courses that address normal human behaviour in a North American Context
(e.g. ANTH 100ANTH 201ANTH 210ANTH 217ANTH 227FMST 210FMST 312FMST 314PSYC 101, PSYC 102PSYC 304PSYC 305PSYC 314SOCI 100SOCI 200SOCI 240A)As of 2019, applicants are only required to complete 3 social science credits prior to program admission. Once admitted to the program, student must complete an additional 3 social science credits.
1FNH 381 occurs during the first three weeks of May (Monday to Friday, 3 hours per day).

 

Year 4

Course (Click for course details) Name Prerequisites
FNH 415 (3) Business Concepts in Food, Nutrition, and Health At least 3rd year standing required
FNH 440 (3) Food Service Systems Management

FNH 340

*4th year standing in the Dietetics Major

FNH 470 (3) Clinical Dietetics I

All of FNH 350, FNH 370

*4th year standing in the Dietetics Major

FNH 473 (3) Nutrition Education in the Community FNH 250 and 4th year standing required
FNH 475 (3) Clinical Dietetics II

FNH 470

*4th year standing in the Dietetics Major

FNH 480 (3) Professional Dietetic Practice III

All of FNH 380, FNH 381

4th year standing in the Dietetics Major

Restricted electives (12) – These are to be chosen from the list of approved electives.

In June, prior to course registration, LFS Student Services sends out a registration email to all students.  Make sure to review that message carefully, as it contains important registration information.

Registration Troubleshooting

There are several issues that can cause registration difficulties.  Some of the common ones are listed below, along with suggested actions:

Courses are sequenced to support progressive learning, so we strongly recommend that students take courses in the order listed.

If your course schedule is full and you need to bump a course to 4th year, consult a dietetics advisor about the best course deferral option.

Some 4th year courses require 4th year status or year 3 prerequisite courses, in which case you cannot enroll in these courses while in year 3.  If you have extra room in your schedule, you may wish to register for some restricted elective courses.

Make sure to register on (or as close to) your personalized registration date as possible.  If you miss the date, you will lose your registration priority and may not be able to access the courses you need.

LFS and FNH courses: Contact students@landfood.ubc.ca to request admission on the basis of the course being required for the Dietetics Major. In the meantime, register for the course waitlist, if there is one.

Courses outside of LFS: Contact the course coordinator / instructor to request admission on the basis of the course being required for the Dietetics Major.

This often occurs for university or college transfer students (if transfer credits granted aren’t for the identical course needed as a prerequisite).

If the course you need is an FNH course, contact students@landfood.ubc.ca for assistance. In the meantime, register for the course waitlist, if there is one.

IMPORTANT: If the course is from outside the faculty (e.g., CAPS 301, BIOC 302), prior to registration, assemble the documentation you will need to consult the course coordinator / instructor to request permission to register (i.e., copy of the transcript from transfer institution(s), any applicable course descriptions/course outlines). Once registration opens,  and prior to your personalized registration date and time, email the course coordinator / instructor to request permission to register on the basis of this being a required program course, attaching relevant documentation. Once your registration opens, register for the course waitlist, if there is one.

The program does not have control over student access to elective courses.  You may wish to contact the course coordinator / instructor to request permission to register for the course or to join a waitlist.

If you have taken a course elsewhere that you believe is equivalent to a program course, contact a dietetics advisor to inquire about an exemption. To be approved, you will have to share course material to demonstrate equivalency of the courses. We may require the assistance of a subject matter expert to perform this assessment, so make your request as far in advance of your registration date that you can.

If you are exempted from a course, you still need to achieve the equivalent number of credits through other coursework to meet credit requirements for graduation.

Contact the course coordinator /  instructor with queries. The program does not have decision making on this issue.

LFS Student Services will update your Degree Navigator this summer, once course registration is over.

The standard per term course load is 5 courses (15 credits).  If it is absolutely necessary to take a heavier course load to meet program course requirements, you may register for up to 18 credits, although this is not an optimal situation.  Consult a dietetics advisor if you are facing challenges in scheduling courses within allowable credits.