St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

Start-Up Competence Dietetics

  • Fachhochschulzertifikat
  • Extra occupational
  • German
  • 1 Semester

Successful as a Freelance Nutritionist Numerous dieticians are self-employed and advise institutions and individuals on nutrition and health issues. A professional appearance as well as targeted marketing are essential factors in the field. The further education programme teaches students the necessary skills and the relevant know-how for a successful professional future in the area of self-employed nutritional counselling.

Study content


You are able to create a business plan and to define, plan and implement your business idea in a target group-oriented manner. You learn about the basic principles of business administration as well as about funding and financing options.

Legal Framework

The contents of this module are: legal forms of companies, tax and social security law as well as trademark protection, principles of media and communications law plus industrial law.


The module focuses on marketing for health professionals, pricing, calculation and the targeted use of social media.

Soft Skills

This module teaches the skills necessary for successful marketing: resource management, media training, negotiating, selling and networking.


This further education programme complements your professional education in the areas of business administration, management, law and marketing. Targeted mentoring supports you in the development of a business idea all the way to its successful implementation. This enables our graduates to establish themselves in the free market.

Target Group

The further education programme is suitable for persons with a degree in dietetics or nutritional science (bachelor, master or diploma study programme).


After successful completion of the further education programme, you – as a graduate – have the necessary know-how to develop business ideas, to implement them and to work as a successful freelancer.

Duration and Scope

The further education programme consists of 4 modules which are to be completed in one semester. Altogether, the programme is comprised of 20 ECTS credits. It is a part-time programme which takes place on Friday and Saturday. 

Entry requirements

degree in dietetics or nutritional science


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Tuition fee:
EUR 2.950 + ÖH contribution

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