Food and nutrition is a rapidly growing global industry. If you want to be a part of it, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Food and Nutrition Management program will fit you to a tee.
The program develops skills in all three areas—food, nutrition and management. This opens doors to careers in food and nutrition in hotels, restaurants, hospitals, post-secondary institutions, remote mine sites and more.
Food and Nutrition Management is a nationally accredited two-year diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus . Build practical, hands-on knowledge and skills in food, nutrition and management, including:
Hands-on training in food preparation and cooking is an important part of the program. As a supervisor or manager, you need to know food service from both sides of the “house.”
Your practical training in nutrition includes nutritional assessment, patient counselling, menu planning and writing specialized diets as part of overall health treatment plans.
Two work experiences provide on-the-job training in food and nutrition management in acute care, long term care and/or commercial settings. You’ll also polish your management skills during a one-month project at Le Bistro, the popular coffee shop on Kelsey campus.
Use your Saskatchewan Polytechnic diploma as a ladder into the third year of degree programs at Athabasca University in Alberta and Husson University/University of Fredericton in New Brunswick. You can also use your diploma as credit toward becoming a journeyperson cook.
When you graduate, you’ll be able to work as a food service supervisor, catering manager, nutrition manager, diet technician, quality control manager or marketing/sales consultant for a food manufacturer. Look for jobs in the food service departments of hospitals and long-term care homes, in hotels, restaurants and catering companies, in schools, colleges and retirement communities.
|Sample Job Title||NOC Classification1||Earning Potential2|
|Certified Nutrition Manager (CNM)||Restaurant and Food Service Managers (631)||$27,100 - $85,100|
|Nutrition Manager||Restaurant and Food Service Managers (631)||$27,100 - $85,100|
|Food Service Supervisor||Food Service Supervisors (6212)||$22,400 - $42,000|
Year 1 - 35 weeks; Year 2 - 35 weeks
Employers and/or supervisors of practicums may require a Criminal Record Check and/or security clearance before you can complete the program requirements.
The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake.
Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year.
Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.
Year 1 - $7,000
Year 2 - $5,500
Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training. A detailed Candidate Guide, which includes a self-audit for all PLAR-ready courses, has been developed for this program. This information guides a candidate through all steps in the PLAR process.
Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.
Transfer credit options vary over time; this information is subject to change. Transfer credit options for this program include:
Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.