UPEI’s Food and Nutrition and Dietetic Internship programs re-accredited

PDEP accreditation allows UPEI to continue training dietitians and offer BSc in Food and Nutrition through 2025
Thursday, May 3, 2018
UPEI's Health Sciences Building

The Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) has re-accredited the University of Prince Edward Island’s Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition program, as well as the Dietetic Internship program. The accreditation extends the training in these excellent programs to 2025.

The Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition prepares students for their future, opening doors to careers as food scientists, product developers, policy makers, and countless other paths including graduate education.

Students in the Food and Nutrition program may apply for admission to the Integrated Dietetic Internship program. The integrated approach to professional training enables students to build upon and apply theoretical knowledge gained from their academic program. On successful completion of the program, students will have fulfilled the competencies required to challenge the national exam and practice as registered dietitians.

“The renewal of our accreditation will allow the Department to continue offering high quality programming consistent with Canadian standards and will ensure that our students receive excellent training as they prepare to enter the workforce or continue their education,” said Dr. Dany MacDonald, chair of the Department of Department of Applied Human Sciences at UPEI.

The University of Prince Edward Island prides itself on people, excellence, and impact and is committed to assisting students reach their full potential in both the classroom and community. With roots stemming from two founding institutions—Prince of Wales College and Saint Dunstan’s University—UPEI has a reputation for academic excellence, research innovation, and creating positive impacts locally, nationally, and internationally. UPEI is the only degree granting institution in the province and is proud to be a key contributor to the growth and prosperity of Prince Edward Island.

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