Food is the first medicine.
The bachelor degree programme combines health and nutrition with scientific and practical knowledge, opening up a wide range of career opportunities. As a dietician you are involved in preventive health care, nutritional consulting and therapy as well as in nutrition management and marketing.
Skills in relevant methodology
This degree course teaches you the fundamentals of human nutrition and food science, diet and catering management, communication and advice as well as medicine and science. Building on your knowledge of medical and nutritional physiology you will learn the skills of a dietician. You will be informed about the areas where dietetics interfaces with other disciplines so that you are able to work effectively with other professionals in providing advice and treatment. You will also learn how to provide dietary advice and run training sessions on health promotion and disease prevention.
Personal and social skills
As well as learning to communicate and to offer and accept constructive criticism you are also encouraged to develop your capacity to empathise, reflect on your own actions, work in a team and look upon yourself as a professional. These skills are essential for your future career. They will enable you to take responsibility for your own decisions when explaining them to others, to develop your communicatory and organisational skills and to take part in informative and explanatory discussions in a professional manner.
Scientific skills are taught as a central element of this programme. They include researching the current state of knowledge, framing questions to guide research, selecting and applying scientific research methodology and processing the resulting data to answer the questions at hand. These skills enable you to understand and plan research processes and to make use of new findings in your everyday work.