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Prepare for a career in nutritional care and food services

Food and Nutrition Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate program

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

Program code FDNM
Duration 1 Year
Credential Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Program Delivery Full-time +
Program delivery method(s) GC Flex What does this mean?

Program information

Program description

If you have a passion for healthcare and nutrition then the Food and Nutrition Management program at Georgian College may be your recipe for success. Through hands-on, experiential learning in lab and industry settings, students gain the ability to take their career to the next level in a rapidly expanding, global industry. With a focus on health and nutrition alongside the acquisition of effective management strategies, students sharpen the skills they need to remain current within the dynamic and evolving healthcare and nutrition industry.

Students have the flexibility to choose from multiple learning modes: with GC Flex, students can learn in-person, online, or on their own unique schedule. Built-in work placements expose students to the industry and help them connect with future employers. Accredited by the Canadian Society of Nutritional Managers.

Intake information

Start dateCampus
Winter 2024 Barrie
Summer 2024 Barrie
Fall 2024 Barrie

Tuition and fees

Work-integrated learning

What are the admission requirements for the Food and Nutrition Management program?

Food and Nutrition Management admission requirements

  • Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree, or equivalent credential in a related field

Applicants who do not possess the above academic requirement may be considered upon submission of a resume and reference letters that demonstrate relevant work experience.

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.

What career paths can I take in food and nutrition management?

Your Food and Nutrition Management graduate certificate gives you many 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.

Occupations may include roles such as a Certified Nutritional Manager (CNM), Nutritional Manager (NM) or Food Services Director. Some duties may include nutritional screening, diet calculations, nutrition promotion, employee training, food production and quality assurance, and financial planning and forecasting. 


Canadian Society of Nutrition Management

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

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Flex MORE. Study Food and Nutrition Management part-time

Benefits of studying part-time:

  • Register on a course-by-course basis, paying as you go!
  • MORE choices. We are always adding more flexible delivery programs and courses.

What courses are included in the Food and Nutrition Management graduate certificate program?

Course overview

11 Program Courses
1 Field Placement

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Food and Nutrition Management program outline.

  • FDNM 1016 – Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Disease
  • FDNM 1017 – Food Service and Quality Management
  • FDNM 1018 – Basic Nutrition
  • FDNM 1019 – Field Placement Career Preparation
  • FDNM 1001 – Finance and Accounting
  • FDNM 1004 – Professional Practice in Food and Nutrition Management

Your course delivery method(s)

GC Flex

This program is delivered via GC Flex, giving you choice and flexibility. Using technology-enabled, purpose-designed learning spaces, professors deliver lectures and labs in the classroom and simultaneously online. You can participate on campus or online during class or review course materials online later.

Please note, delivery methods are based on planning for the upcoming semester and are subject to change.

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