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Food and Nutrition Management

Credential: DiplomaProgram Code: 14151Length: 4 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent)
      • Grade 11 or 12 Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U or SBI4U or equivalent)
      • One Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U course in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Professional Industry Standards

  • This program follows professional industry standards for decorum, uniform, hygiene and personal presentation. Practical lab classes have strict uniform and attendance standards and policies which are mandatory for successful completion of these key courses.
  • It is mandatory to wear a Humber issued uniform in practical lab classes in this program. Admittance to these classes is not permitted if you are not in uniform. The cost for the uniform has been added to your first semester tuition fees. In order for the uniform to be available for the first day of class, students must submit their size requirements via an online order form. For more information and to submit your uniform order, visit hrt.humber.ca.

Computer Skills

Computer skills, specifically proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are strongly recommended for this program.

Fees

The 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $4,394.75
  • international: $14,964.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,358.40$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,415.17
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$397.05$397.05
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,036.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,737.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$75.00$75.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,036.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,737.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$75.00$75.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Additional Costs

$350 – textbooks (per semester); $100 – safety shoes; $175 – tool set; nominal fees to cover the costs of industry field trips and required industry certifications (varying by semester).

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS WITHIN HUMBER AFTER THIS PROGRAM

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission.  Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of six semesters of full-time study plus a work term.  Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent
  • SBI4U ( Grade 12U Biology) or equivalent

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

 

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

TRANSFER OPTIONS

Can't find a pathway? You can still get the credit you deserve from your previous education or your prior work or life experience.

Learn more >

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Eddie Yu, Program Support Officer
416 675 6622 ext. 4146
eddie.yu@humber.ca
hrt.humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map >

Apply through Ontario Colleges >

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre >

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Turn your passion for food and health into a career

Humber’s Food and Nutrition Management diploma program prepares you for a supervisory role that combines the dynamic world of food service with the expanding world of healthcare. This is an ideal program if you love food, have a keen interest in the science of nutrition and enjoy managing people in a fast-paced environment.

Our faculty has extensive industry experience and will prepare you for your career in courses covering clinical and lifecycle nutrition, physiology, foodservice management, and recipe modification and menu development.

You will have the opportunity to join student branches of the Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals (CAFP) and the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM). As student members, you will build on your networking skills in the foodservice and hospitality sector and have the opportunity to apply to association-sponsored bursaries and scholarships.

Our program is recommended if you are starting your career path, are currently working in the foodservice or health-care industries, or if you have a background in culinary arts or hospitality.

The Food and Nutrition Management diploma and the Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion diploma 10231 share a common first year.

 

Courses Program Standards Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Plan, prepare and present quality food and beverage for a variety of hospitality environments.
  • Deliver accomplished service of food and beverage for a hospitality enterprise.
  • Support an industry and workplace service culture by adopting a positive attitude and professional decorum, accommodating diverse and special needs, and contributing as a team member.
  • Deliver customer service and solutions that anticipate, meet and/or exceed individual expectations, as well as organizational expectations, standards and objectives.
  • Use marketing concepts, market research, social networks, sales and revenue management strategies, relationship management skills and product knowledge to promote and sell hospitality services, products and guest experiences.
  • Apply business and revenue models as well as basic accounting, budgeting, financial and administration skills to support the effective management and operation of a variety of organizations delivering hospitality services and products.
  • Comply with relevant organization and workplace systems, processes, policies, standards, legal obligations and regulations, and apply risk management principles, to support and maintain efficient, safe, secure, accessible and healthy hospitality operations.
  • Use appropriate technologies to enhance the quality and delivery of hospitality services, products and guest experiences and to measure the effectiveness of hospitality operations.
  • Keep current with hospitality trends and issues, and interdependent relationships in the broader tourism industry* sectors to improve work performance and guide career development.
  • Use leadership, teamwork, conflict and relationship management skills and tools, as well as knowledge of organizational behaviour, labour relations, employment standards and human rights to contribute to a positive work environment.
  • Respond to issues and dilemmas arising in the delivery of hospitality services, products and guest experiences by using and promoting ethical behaviour and best practices of corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability.


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Work Placement

Work placements are a valuable way to gain experience in the field and build contacts. You will complete a five-week full-time placement in the health-care foodservice industry.

Work placements take place at the end of the fourth semester. Possible locations include:

  • long-term care and retirement facilities
  • hospitals, business/industry and education facilities
  • food suppliers, manufacturers and distributors
  • foodservice outlets.

 

Program Pathways

Qualified graduates can earn the Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyle Promotion diploma with two additional semesters of study. Earn two diplomas in three years! Common first year with the Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyle Promotion diploma program to help streamline career aspirations.

Program Availability

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The Humber Experience

Healthy Eating at Humber event

Watch the video for a look at Healthy Eating at Humber, an event organized and hosted by Food and Nutrition Management students.

Capstone Projects video

Watch the video to find out more about the Humber Food and Nutrition Management students' Capstone Projects.

Alumni speaker

Watch the video to hear alumni discuss how the Food and Nutiriton Managment program prepared them for the industry.

Food and Nutrition Management - Capstone Projects

Watch the video to find out more on the Food and Nutrition Management - Capstone Projects.

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Watch the video to see Humber's Food and Nutrition Management students compete in the Savvy Diner Culinary Challenge.

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Watch the video to see what current students have to say about the Food and Nutrition Management Program at Humber.

The Humber Advantage

Hands-On Learning

Food & Nutrition Management students have the opportunity to participate in and host many events throughout the year. Program events give students the chance to connect with industry professionals and put what they are learning into practice.

Humber Centre for Healthy Living

Students will receive hands-on experience in our on-campus Humber Centre for Healthy Living. Drawing on the expertise of HRT faculty and students, the CHL offers a range of programs, services, and events for MAKING HEALTHY HAPPEN within the Humber community.

Alumni Success

Helena Sebescan

Helena Sebescan

"Because all the support that Humber gave me, now I am a manager in training in a food service company, which will allow me to understand, manage and lead different 'brands' of food service areas."

Mandisa Lau

Mandisa Lau

"Humber prepared me for the work world because I was given the opportunity to do placements and internships throughout my two diplomas. The internships/placements gave me the opportunity to put what I learned during class and tailor it to the work world."

Elizabeth Langford

Elizabeth Langford

Elizabeth's degree in kinesiology provided her with a foundation in nutrition and with Humber she was able to turn theory into practice to become a well-rounded nutritionist - able to advise patients on what to eat and how to prepare it. Elizabeth landed a full-time job as a nutritionist and medical assistant just three months after she graduated.

Melina Lund

Melina Lund

When Melina Lund entered Humber's Food and Nutrition Management and Culinary Management programs, she never imagined that path would lead her to a career in food sales. But now, she admits, she couldn't imagine her life without it. Melina landed her Account Manager job at Shalit Foods after completing her Humber work placement at the company.

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Christina Secara

"Going to Humber was a great decision. By completing my diplomas at Humber, not only did I gain knowledge for my professional life, I gained knowledge to live a healthier personal life. The instructors are the best thing about Humber as they are available to support you within the classroom, while making themselves available to help you start your career. "

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Meet the Faculty

Your Career

Nutrition and food management is a $115 billion global industry and growing, according to Nutrition Business Journal. Our graduates have a wide range of career options ahead of them including working in:

  • long-term care and retirement facilities
  • hospitals
  • corporate food service organizations
  • educational facilities
  • government agencies
  • correctional institutions.

Potential jobs include:

  • nutrition manager
  • food service supervisor/director
  • diet technician
  • food and beverage manager
  • consultant to food suppliers, manufacturers
  • business/sales associate in the food service industry.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM)

This program is recognized by the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM) as an accredited program. Graduates may apply to become members. CSNM membership is a requirement to work as a Food & Nutrition Manager (FNM) by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-term Care and many acute care facilities.

Advanced Food Safety certification (ADVANCED.fst®)

Qualified students earn Advanced Food Safety certification (ADVANCED.fst®) as part of the program.

Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.

Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Study Abroad

Qualified students in this program may apply to participate in experiential learning trips to the Mediterranean/Italy where students have a hands on experience in food culture, diet and lifestyle of the Mediterranean.

Qualified students in this program may also apply to a study abroad service learning trip to contribute to a global community. Past service learning trips were to Nunavut and Nicaragua. In addition, eligible students have the opportunity to apply for a study abroad experiential trip to Peru.

Each year, we offer a variety of experiential learning trip opportunities for students to study abroad.  Our annual short duration experiential trips in May are approximately two weeks in length. These faculty-lead study abroad trips are confirmed in the fall semester.

These trips vary each year and are subject to availability and eligibility requirements. Additional fees apply.

Scholarships & Awards

Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.

News & Events

Centre for Healthy Living Opens its Brand-New Space

Staff at New CHL

On September 4th, 2018 the Centre for Healthy Living (CHL) officially opened its doors to the Humber community. While the CHL has been around for a few years already, it just got a brand new physical space right here on campus!

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Students Battle it Out for the Title of Best Bold Sandwich and a Cash Prize

Student and judges

On Friday, April 13 the School of HRT’s Nutrition, Culinary and Baking students battled it out for the title of Best Bold Sandwich at the Nestle Professional Minor’s Bold Sandwich Cook-off.

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Nutrition Students Recognized at CAFP Awards Night

CAFP Winners

A group of exceptional nutrition students were recognized at the CAFP (Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals) Toronto Chapter Awards Night on Monday, March 19th.

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Nutrition Students Unlock the Potential of Food at Nutrition Month 2018 Event

Nutrition Event

This year’s Nutrition Month is dedicated to unlocking the potential of food.

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HRT Students Recognized at 2018 Awards Night

HRT Awards Night

On Thursday, March 22nd, the hard work, and dedication of our amazing students was recognized at this year’s School of HRT Awards Night.

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Taking the Fight Out of Food

Student display on "Food Myths Busted"

On Thursday, March 9th, 55 students in the Food and Nutrition Management program participated in Nutrition Month activities by "Taking the Fight Out of Food".

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