The UBC Academic Calendar is the official guide for course requirements. Please note students are required to follow the version of degree requirements for the year they were admitted to the Faculty/Dietetics Major.
(NOTE: UBC Dietetics Grad Classes of 2022 and 2023 follow the degree requirements found in the Archived Academic Calendar)
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 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.
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.