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The Master of Applied Human Nutrition (MAHN) is a combined Master’s education and dietetic practicum program that provides the practicum training necessary to qualify as a Registered Dietitian. The Practicum consists of supervised practical learning within the scope of nutrition care.
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Dietitians are trustworthy and credible sources of nutrition knowledge and advice. They are regulated health professionals who work in a variety of settings such as: community clinics and public health agencies where disease prevention is key; hospitals or long-term care facilities where treatment and rehabilitation are goals; and food service where they provide safe, nutritious food choices. To work as a nutrition professional within these areas, one must be a Registered Dietitian.
Dietitians also work in other areas. The food industry, pharmaceutical companies, and government departments employ dietitians to work in nutrition promotion and marketing; nutritional health monitoring; and policy development. Some dietitians work in their own private practice where they counsel individuals and groups and/or consult to business and other organizations.
The key program elements for the MAHN program will include 30 credit hours of graduate courses designed to address both the professional competencies, and to provide advanced education to students in areas related to:
- Applied human research techniques, including a group research project.
- Three graduate level courses in Advanced Applied Human Nutrition, covering essential skills and current knowledge pertaining to the practice of dietetics
- Practicum placements for dietetics interns
Expected duration: 12 months
Tuition: Tuition in both Term 1 and Term 2, plus the continuing fee in Term 3.
(refer to Graduate tuition and fees).
In addition to the minimum course requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section, students must:
- Maintain a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0 with no grade below C+
- Meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum course requirements
- Meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum time requirements
This program is currently “Registered” for accreditation with Accreditation Canada/EQual. “Registered” status serves as an important demonstration of our commitment to providing quality education in alignment with accreditation and regulatory requirements. “Registered” status is not an accreditation status, nor does it guarantee any eventual accreditation. If you require additional information regarding our “Registered” accreditation status and endeavors and/or any potential implications this may have on your future abilities to practice as a healthcare professional, we encourage you to reach out to MAHNinfo@umanitoba.ca
Sample course offerings
- HNSC 7730 – Advanced Applied Human Nutrition 1
- HNSC 7740 – Advanced Applied Human Nutrition 2
- HNSC 7750 – Advanced Applied Human Nutrition 3
- HNSC 7760 – Practice-Based Dietetics Research
For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.
The following are minimum requirements to be considered for entry into the Master of Applied Human Nutrition (MAHN) program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
To be considered for admission into the Master of Applied Human Nutrition (MAHN) you must have a minimum of:
- A Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutritional Sciences from an accredited dietetic undergraduate program
- A minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours (or two years equivalent) of university level course work. Courses that are in progress at the time of application are not included. If you are granted a letter of admission, you will be required to submit an official final transcript on order to re-calculate your final GPA and ensure you have met the conditions of your offer.
- It is strongly recommended that applicants have a minimum grade of ‘B’ or equivalent in all upper level 3000/4000 (third or fourth year) Nutrition courses (HNSC for UM students) taken within an accredited dietetic undergraduate program.
Unlike many other graduate studies programs, applicants do not require advisors or supervisors to apply to the program.
In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
How to apply
The Master of Applied Human Nutrition (MAHN) accepts applications for Fall entry only. Applications myst be completed online and include several parts:
- $100 application fee (non-refundable)
- Unofficial copies of transcripts
- Two letters of recommendation (must be requested from within the application)
- Proof of English language proficiency, if required
Please read the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application instructions before beginning your application.