Visit the Student Service Centre to obtain general registration information and register for courses.
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.
There are several issues that can cause registration difficulties. Some of the common ones are listed below, along with suggested actions:
The Course Requirements page lists the year 3 and 4 required dietetics courses.
Note: The UBC Academic Calendar is the official record of academic requirements but as we are in transition with implementation of revised course requirements, the live calendar entry is not accurate for students entering the program in 2018.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
NOTE re CAPS 301: This course has a number of prerequisites. Dietetics students who are missing any of these (such as math or physics) should, at the time of registration, contact the course coordinator to request admission on the basis of being a dietetics student. Historically our students have been exempted from these requirements. In the meantime, 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.
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.