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Gain the competitive edge for a career in nutrition management.

Graduates from the Food and Nutrition Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate program take their careers in the food services industry to the next level. This one-year program builds on your culinary/hospitality skills and gives you the knowledge and real-world experience needed to succeed in the lucrative health care sector of the food services industry.

The program combines in-class learning with online projects. You learn about a variety of topics, including:

  • advanced normal nutrition
  • clinical nutrition
  • physiology
  • food modification
  • quality management of sanitation and safety procedures
  • facilities design
  • labour relations
  • food service management of healthcare standards, and
  • financial and business management

Expand your skills to work in many areas of the industry, including long-term care facilities, hospitals, and retirement homes.

The program has earned a five-year Accreditation from the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management. This provides the highest level of certification in the field of nutrition management, giving you the competitive edge you need to be successful.

Gain real-world experience during 175 hours of field placement. Most of the placements are in a long-term care facility, where you participate in the supervision of food and nutrition services. Make valuable connections with the opportunity to leave a lasting impression.

After graduation, you may find employment in the management of various areas of nutritional care and food preparation and food service in:

  • hospitals
  • long-term care facilities
  • retirement homes
  • contract food service management companies, and
  • commercial/retail settings

Some expected responsibilities may include planning, managing and supervising a food service department within a healthcare facility. Duties may include diet calculations, diet and nutrition counselling, nutrition promotion, employee training and supervision, food production, financial forecasting and quality assurance.


School of Hospitality and Tourism


全日制 (1 年)

SEM 1: CAN $8,116.08 (2022 Fall), CAN $7,892.60 (2023 Winter); SEM 2: CAN $7,729.60 (2022 Fall & 2023 Winter), Estimated Total: CAN $15,845.68 (2022 Fall), CAN $15,622.20 (2023 Winter)



Algonquin College

Woodroffe Campus,

1385 Woodroffe Avenue,


Ontario (ON),

K2G 1V8, Canada



Students need to submit University Degree and transcripts. English Language Proficiency Requirements: Academic IELTS: Overall 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0); TOEFL iBT - Total 88 (no score below 22); Cambridge English – 176; Pearson (PTE) - Overall 60; MELAB - Overall 85 Minimum of 80 AND Speaking 3Al; gonquin’s EAP - International EAP: Level 8 with a grade of B Canadian EAP: Level 3 with a grade of B.


Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma or Degree in Culinary Management, Hospitality Management, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, or a related credential which includes at least two courses in food production and preparation.

Applicants may be conditionally accepted and required to complete up to two additional courses in culinary and food management.

Consideration will be given to applicants with a one-year college certificate in a culinary or hospitality program, if a minimum of 600 hours of hospitality related theory courses have been successfully completed.

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with the minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening: 22; Speaking: 22; Writing: 22.

Deadline: Applications for Fall Term and Winter Term admission received by February 1 will be given equal consideration.