Education Program

NYGH/Ryerson University Collaborative Dietetics Program — Professional Masters Diploma Program in Dietetics (PMDIP Dietetics)

North York General Hospital's Dietetic Education Program in partnership with Ryerson University provides dietetic students with comprehensive hands-on experience, as members of the interprofessional health care team, in the areas of clinical nutrition, population and public health and management settings. The program encourages self-directed learning through goal setting, self-reflection, and evaluation. Students are given the responsibility and accountability of an entry-level dietitian towards the end of the program.

The program provides students with opportunities to achieve progressive levels of competence as defined in the Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education and Practice (ICDEP). Graduates of this professional program will qualify to write the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination and if successful, register with a provincial regulatory body and become registered dietitians.

Program mission, vision and goals


To deliver outstanding academic and practical training for future dietitians through collaborative partnerships.


To be a leader of innovation and collaboration in dietetic education and training.


  1. To provide students with high-quality practical training through which they can demonstrate competency attainment as per the Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education and Practice, qualify to write the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination, and become registered dietitians.
  2. To collaborate with partner organizations to enhance the quality of dietetic practical training for students and preceptors.
  3. To support students and preceptors by providing exceptional opportunities for professional growth and development.

The program begins in September and is 46–50 weeks long. For more information on the Dietetic Education Program refer to our brochure. Download: Dietetic Education Program brochure