Food and Nutrition Management Take your culinary or fitness career to the next level. Two field placements. Great job opportunities in many fields.

General information

Program code
3 Semesters (1 Year)
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Barrie

Program description

Students are prepared to manage a food services department while adhering to professional standards, quality management programs, nutritional and healthy living principles and marketing and promotional activities. In addition, graduates are able to employ a number of more complex functions supporting organizational effectiveness including supporting the design of food and nutrition human resource plan, financial analysis and control, and collaborating in the preparation of an organization’s business plan or client care plan. Students apply research competencies to the assessment, analysis and problem solving with regard to nutritional needs and diagnoses.

Part-time delivery option

We also offer a part-time delivery format for this program:

  • complete the program in three years, including two field placements
  • schedule includes two courses per semester, available in the evening
  • student registration on a course-by-course basis
  • apply if you have previous postsecondary education - such as a degree or diploma - from an accredited university or college

Visit the Food and Nutrition Management part-time program page for delivery details and contact information.

NOTE: Use the major FDNX when applying to the part-time program through OCAS.

Admission information

Admission requirements

- Post-secondary diploma or degree, or equivalent in a related field

Admission details

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission to this program:

  • College diploma, or university degree, or equivalent in a related field

Reference check

Placement agencies require an up-to-date clear criminal reference check and vulnerable sector check prior to going out on placement. Students should obtain their criminal reference three months prior to placement; checks conducted earlier may not be considered current. As some jurisdictions require longer lead-time for processing, please check with the program coordinator to ensure you allow for sufficient turn-around time. It is the student's responsibility to provide the completed document prior to placement start.

NOTE: A record of criminal offences, for which a pardon has not been granted, may prevent students from completing their placements, thereby affecting their ability to graduate.


View the Food and Nutrition Management articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • FDNM1000 Human Resource Management
  • FDNM1001 Finance and Accounting
  • FDNM1003 Disease and Disability
  • FDNM1004 Professional Issues in Food and Nutrition Management
  • FDNM1005 Quality Management - Sanitation
  • FDNM1006 Clinical Nutrition
  • FDNM1007 Food Modification
  • FDNM1008 Advanced Clinical Analysis
  • FDNM1009 Essentials of Basic Food Service Management Principles
  • FDNM1010 Food Service Management - Advanced
  • FDNM1011 Food and Nutrition Management - Facility Design
  • TREC1014 Biological Sciences in Therapeutic Recreation

Field Placements

  • FDNM1012 Field Placement 1
  • FDNM1013 Field Placement 2