Study Food and Nutrition Management part-time

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Next intake in fall 2024. Applications open in November 2023.

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

Please refer to the Food and Nutrition Management program page for all of the main details, including admissions requirements.

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.

Built-in work placements expose students to the industry and help them connect with future employers. Accredited by the Canadian Society of Nutritional Managers.


Review program admission requirements and information about career opportunities.

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Course information

Course offerings and equivalents

Currently available courses are linked below.

Advanced Nutrition
FDNM 1022
Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Disease
FDNM 1016
Basic Nutrition
FDNM 1018
Field Placement Career Preparation
FDNM 1019
Field Placement Experience
FDNM 1023
Finance and Accounting
FDNM 1001
Food Modification
FDNM 1007
Food Service and Quality Management
FDNM 1017
Gerontology for Food and Nutrition
FDNM 1021
Human Resource Management
FDNM 1000
Menu Theory and Design
FDNM 1020
Professional Practice in Food and Nutrition Management
FDNM 1004

How to apply to the part-time Food and Nutrition Management graduate certificate program

Apply online through ontariocolleges.ca

  1. Make sure you meet program admission requirements
  2. Complete an online application using the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) using the part-time program code
  3. When registration opens,  select the course(s) from the program webpage course listing and follow the prompt steps to register and pay

Need help with your application?

Watch a video tutorial

Contact the Office of the Registrar

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Finance and fees

Are part-time students eligible for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)?Georgian College Chevron

As a part-time student, you may be eligible for OSAP funding, depending on the number of courses you take per semester.

For more information about OSAP, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit the OSAP/financial aid webpage.

What is the cost of the program?Georgian College Chevron

There is no program fee when studying part-time. As a part-time student, you can take one to three courses per semester, paying on a course-by-course basis.

For course fee information, select a course from the course information section of this page.

Online learning

What is an OntarioLearn (ODE) course?Georgian College Chevron

These courses are offered through OntarioLearn. Visit the OntarioLearn webpage to learn more.

OntarioLearn courses are set up as equivalents to the Georgian courses. You can choose to take the ODE courses or the Georgian courses.

When a Georgian course isn’t available to be delivered online, we’ve listed an OntarioLearn course in the delivery schedule. The majority of the Georgian courses have ODE equivalents set up. You can choose to take either course.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

Can I transfer credits or prior life or work experience to fast track my studies?Georgian College Chevron

Previous postsecondary education: If you’ve completed courses, or some or all of a program, at another accredited postsecondary institution, you may be able to transfer all or some of your courses into a related program at Georgian.

Relevant work or life experience: If you have relevant work and/or life experience that relates to your program(s) of interest at Georgian, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is an academic credit option.

To learn more about transfer credit and PLAR, visit the Credit for Prior Learning webpage.

Do you have questions about studying Food and Nutrition Management part-time?

Questions about the program?

Tammy Burke-Marson, Programming Support Assistant