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How is registered dietician as a career ?

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How is registered dietician as a career ?

Any registered dieticians here can share their prospectives ?

I read that I need to first obtain a Food and nutritions degree from Ryerson, Brescia or Guelph (I am in Toronto) then do either the Master degree or be on internship for some time before I can take the professional test.

A couple of questions, which of the three universities is the best for Food and Nutritions and potentially lead to a higher chance in getting an internship ?

Thank you in advance.
Thank you in advance for your help !
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Just bumping this by saying I got conditional offers from both Ryerson and Brescia, just waiting on Guelph... :)
Thank you in advance for your help !
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bestjsg wrote: Any registered dieticians here can share their prospectives ?

I read that I need to first obtain a Food and nutritions degree from Ryerson, Brescia or Guelph (I am in Toronto) then do either the Master degree or be on internship for some time before I can take the professional test.

A couple of questions, which of the three universities is the best for Food and Nutritions and potentially lead to a higher chance in getting an internship ?

Thank you in advance.
I don't know of any who managed to find Ft employment
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TrafficEng wrote: I don't know of any who managed to find Ft employment
......Now that's sad....Guess it is not even worth it...?
Thank you in advance for your help !
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Congrats on your acceptances!

I know two, both work full time and love their positions. One is part of the therapy team at a convalescent unit at a hospital here, she is quite young. The other is head of the department at the biggest hospital here. I don't know her exact title.

Good luck!
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I was thinking about going down that route. However, based on my research I found that finding full time employment would be challenging and also many positions were on contract.

Things may have changed now of course, but that was what led me to look into other careers.

All the best though!
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Firstly, you might want to spell it correctly... dietitian not dietician (I can guarentee you won't get internship and be licensed if you can't even spell the title correctly... that's like saying on your medical school application "I want to be a doktor")

But to answer your question, it depends on what area of dietetics you want to go into... clinical? Public health/policy? Management/Business/Food service? etc. Look at the dietitians of canada website as well as the regulatory body's website to get an idea of scope of practice, different careers, specific needs for qualification etc.

You CANNOT become a RD without graduating from a DC accredited bachlors program (in Ont that's Ryerson, Guelph and Western). You are barred from applying for any RD internship or integrated masters without the accredited bachlors program (as in you can throw money on the applications if you want but you will automatically be screened out).
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SignedA wrote: Firstly, you might want to spell it correctly... dietitian not dietician (I can guarentee you won't get internship and be licensed if you can't even spell the title correctly... that's like saying on your medical school application "I want to be a doktor")

But to answer your question, it depends on what area of dietetics you want to go into... clinical? Public health/policy? Management/Business/Food service? etc. Look at the dietitians of canada website as well as the regulatory body's website to get an idea of scope of practice, different careers, specific needs for qualification etc.

You CANNOT become a RD without graduating from a DC accredited bachlors program (in Ont that's Ryerson, Guelph and Western). You are barred from applying for any RD internship or integrated masters without the accredited bachlors program (as in you can throw money on the applications if you want but you will automatically be screened out).

Here comes the grammar police.
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Here comes the grammar police.
Lol. Whatever. I’m trying to help. If you think you can get into any professional program without even knowing how to spell your title correctly be my guest and have fun throwing money at a wall you’ll never get through. It’s a common spelling mistake so I thought I’d point it out. *shrug*
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ON Loblaws hires dietitians in their stores.
ON public health units have at least one dietitian on staff.
ON hospitals have dietitians.
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Thank you all for the info. I typed the message using my phone and when I typed 'diet' , 'dietician' piped up as the suggested text so I just picked that :)
Thank you in advance for your help !
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bestjsg wrote: Thank you all for the info. I typed the message using my phone and when I typed 'diet' , 'dietician' piped up as the suggested text so I just picked that :)
It’s a common mistake because years ago Microsoft word incorrectly IDed the spelling with a C. Newspapers and sometimes even job ads will misspell it. No worries OP just a FYI for any apps you’ll do in the future.
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