• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months


This Nutrition and Food Service Management program at Centennial College has been the recipient of numerous awards for its approach to preparing students to pursue challenging careers as managers in the dynamic and growing healthcare and food service industry. Centennial College's Nutrition and Food Service Management program has received the Centennial College President's Academic Program Recognition awards for Job Market Preparation, Student Satisfaction, Graduate Satisfaction, Employer Satisfaction and Quality of the Learning Experience.

In this School of Community and Health Studies program, you learn to combine food service administration and health care to interpret and apply nutritional care principles to promote health and manage a food service department effectively. Covered topics include:

  • Nutrition
  • Food service
  • Safety and sanitation
  • Accounting
  • Human resource management
  • Financial management
  • Menu planning
  • Large quantity cooking
  • Menu design applications
  • Medical nutrition therapy

The Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM) accredits the Nutrition and Food Service Management program. You will be eligible for membership in the CSNM and the Ontario Society of Nutrition Management. CSNM membership is a requirement of Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care which qualifies as a Food Service Manager in a long-term care facility and many acute care facilities. As such, you will be fully-prepared with specialized knowledge and eligible to work in healthcare.

Thanks to Canada's ageing population, there is a vast interest in proper nutrition and health to meet the demands of the healthcare industry.

Career Outlook

  • Food and Nutrition Manager/Dietary Manager
  • Food Service Supervisor
  • Diet Technician
  • Quality Control Analyst/Nutritionist
  • Patient Service Supervisor
  • Meal Program Coordinator
  • Director of Food Services


The Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM) accredits the Nutrition and Food Service Management program. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: International students: Apply early! Allow approximately four to six months before start for admission and Study Permit/Visa processing. 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • College Communications 
  • General Education Elective
  • Principles of Sanitation, Safety and Hygiene
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Kitchen Production
  • Introduction to Food Services
  • Nutrition 
  • Mathematics for Food Service Management

                                                                    English Language Requirements

                                                                    You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                                                    • Minimum required score:


                                                                      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                                                                      The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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                                                                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                                                      PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

                                                                    Academic Requirements

                                                                    General Requirements

                                                                    Academic Requirements
                                                                    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
                                                                    • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
                                                                    • Mathematics Grade 11 M or U, or 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Math Skills Assessment for Admission

                                                                    Note: Admission to this Toronto Nutrition and Food Service program is "highly competitive" and the program fills quickly. We recommend that you apply prior to the Ontario Colleges equal consideration date of February 1. For admission to the January program we recommend you apply by May 1 of the previous year.

                                                                    Tuition Fee

                                                                    • International

                                                                      13283 CAD/year
                                                                      Tuition Fee
                                                                      Based on the original amount of 13283 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                                                                    • National

                                                                      2935 CAD/year
                                                                      Tuition Fee
                                                                      Based on the original amount of 2935 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                                                                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                                                    Living costs for Toronto

                                                                    • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
                                                                      Living Costs

                                                                    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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