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
Work integrated learning
2 Field Placements
Full-time + Part-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2021 Barrie
Winter 2022 Barrie
Summer 2021 Barrie

Program description

Students prepare to manage a food services department while adhering to professional standards, quality management programs, nutritional and healthy living principles and marketing and promotional activities. Students learn 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. Program competencies are applied to the assessment, analysis and problem solving with regard to nutritional needs and diagnoses.

The Food and Nutrition Management program is accredited by the Canadian Society of Nutrition Managers (CSNM).

Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM)

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
  • Register 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

Career opportunities

Graduates are capable of managing various areas of nutritional care, food preparation, and food service. Successful graduates may choose to follow career paths in health care, retirement homes, long term care facilities, fitness and wellness facilities, educational institutions, camps, daycare facilities, and community or commercial settings.

Admission information

Admission requirements

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

Criminal Reference/Vulnerable Sector 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.


Program-specific Courses

  • FDNM 1000 - Human Resource Management
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • FDNM 1001 - Finance and Accounting
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • FDNM 1003 - Disease and Disability
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • FDNM 1004 - Professional Issues in Food and Nutrition Management
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • FDNM 1005 - Quality Management - Sanitation
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • TREC 1014 - Biological Sciences in Therapeutic Recreation
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • FDNM 1006 - Clinical Nutrition
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • FDNM 1007 - Food Modification
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • FDNM 1009 - Essentials of Basic Food Service Management Principles
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • FDNM 1014 - Field Placement 1
    (Semester 2 / 150 hours)
  • FDNM 1008 - Advanced Clinical Analysis
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • FDNM 1010 - Food Service Management - Advanced
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • FDNM 1011 - Food and Nutrition Management - Facility Design
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • FDNM 1015 - Field Placement 2
    (Semester 3 / 150 hours)