Electives Requirement

Students admitted to the UBC Dietetics Major must fulfill a minimum of 12 credits of restricted electives. Restricted electives are to be chosen from the list of approved electives below, or by consultation with a Program Advisor. To be approved, electives must include course content that does not overlap substantively with content of required prerequisite or program courses.

For approval of electives not on the list below, a call for request forms will be sent out twice a year only, in early September and early January. Please complete and submit the following Request-for-Electives-Approval-Form-2020-21.

Approved Courses

The UBC course schedule shows which term the courses are offered.

Adult and Higher Education


Applied Biology

Cellular, Anatomical and Physiological Sciences 

Classical Studies

Counselling Psychology



Food, Nutrition and Health

Food and Resource Economics


Land and Food Systems


Pharmacology and Therapeutics 


Social Work

School of Population and Public Health