University Courses

EFAD has 38 Education Associate Members who teach dietetics to EFAD standards.  Information about some of the courses they offer is given below. To see the full list of EFAD Education Associate Members click here: Education Associate Members

Artesis Plantijn University of Applied Sciences

Title
Bachelor in Nutrition and Dietetics

City and country
Antwerp, Belgium

Course description
Students are trained to become nutritionist-dietitians, which is a paramedic profession with a protected title by Belgian law. They learn all steps in the dietetic care process. They perform nutritional or dietary assessments and give correct nutritional advice to patients. They also participate in the development of health promotion campaigns and they can become food and quality managers in the food industry. We are active in international projects, organize students and teachers exchanges and participate each year in a joint international week on a current food topic.

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Duration of the course
3 years, 180 ECTS points

Entry requirements
https://www.ap.be/toelatingsvoorwaarden-voor-bachelors

Cost of the course
€ 1.082,80 for 60 ECTS-points – see: https://www.ap.be/studiekosten

Contact details
veerle.vanvlaslaer@ap.be & koen.vanherle@ap.be

Blanquerna School of Health Sciences – Universitat Ramon Llull

Title
Bachelor in Nutrition and Dietetics

City and country
Barcelona, Spain

Course description
This training program, with more than 25% of practical content, aims to contribute to the training of dietitians by providing competences for the strategic development of the clinical interview in order to contribute to a better management of the patient and his/her situation. This prescriptive includes an insight into techniques of diagnostic assessment that are characteristic of each discipline, critical thinking and communicative and interpersonal skills. Ultimately, the program promotes professional skills to have a positive influence on the patient with the aim of resolving different problems and managing ambivalence and limitations that arise in clinical practice.

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Duration of the course
120 hours – two Saturdays a month from February to July.

Entry requirements
Graduate in Nutrition and Dietetics, or last year student

Cost of the course
€ 1.360

Contact details
Elena Carrillo Álvarez, RD, PhD – elenaca@blanquerna.url.edu

Uppsala University – Department of Food Studies, Nutrition and Dietetics

Title
Food, Health and Communication

City and country
Uppsala, Sweden

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Duration of the course
The course is given as half-time studie during the first part of the semester, autumn.

Entry requirements
A Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, license as a dietitian, a Bachelor of Arts with Food Science and Nutrition as the main field of study or equivalent.

Cost of the course
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900  |  Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12500  |  Tuition fee, total: SEK 12500

Contact details
Helena Elmståhl: helena.elmstahl@ikv.uu.se  |  T +46 18 471 22 07

Uppsala University – Department of Food Studies, Nutrition and Dietetics

Title
Evidence-Based Nutrition: How to Review, Evaluate and Apply Results from Nutrition Studies

City and country
Uppsala, Sweden

Course description
The course provides opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in oral and written communication in relation to food and health. For example the communication processes, information sources, information barriers and vulnerable groups will be dealt with. Different communication methods are discussed in relation to dietary advices, nutrition recommendations and health claims. The course is conducted largely in the form of independent work in groups and individually adapted to the profession.

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Duration of the course
Second part of the semester (starts in the end of October).

Entry requirements

Entry requirements
Dietitian (180 credits) and/or a Bachelor’s degree (180 credits) within social sciences or public health and caring sciences or at least 180 credits within Teacher Education program, including Home and Consumer Studies (60 credits) or equivalent.

Cost of the course
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900  |  Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12500  |  Tuition fee, total: SEK 12500

Contact details
Helena Elmståhl: helena.elmstahl@ikv.uu.se  |  T +46 18 471 22 07

Uppsala University – Department of Food Studies, Nutrition and Dietetics

Title
Childrens food and eating: biological and social perspectives

City and country
Uppsala, Sweden

Course description
The course provides an opportunity to deepen the knowledge about food and eating from childhood through to adolescence. The different points of contact for children in relation to food, including home, preschool and school, will be addressed. Current themes on children’s eating, such as obesity, will also be tackled based on research perspectives from social and natural sciences.

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Duration of the course
Spring 2020, 50 %, Distance learning
Start date: 20 January 2020  |  End date: 25 March 2020
Application Deadline:15 October 2019  |  Enrolment Code:UU-75009 Application

Language of Instruction
English

Entry requirements
Dietitian (180 credits) and/or a Bachelor’s degree (180 credits) within social sciences or public health and caring sciences or at least 180 credits within Teacher Education program, including Home and Consumer Studies (60 credits) or equivalent.

Cost of the course
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900  |  Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12500  |  Tuition fee, total: SEK 12500

Contact details
Helena Elmståhl: helena.elmstahl@ikv.uu.se  |  T +46 18 471 22 07

Uppsala University – Department of Food Studies, Nutrition and Dietetics

Title
Current perspectives on food and society: culture, migration and health

City and country
Uppsala, Sweden

Course description
This course will address the inter-linkages between food and society with special focus on culture, migration and health. The relation between food and disease is very relevant an crucial in our current times, particularly as food is a hotly debated topic in the public agenda. Migration and its effects on food choices and eating habits will be a major part of the course. You will also get an overview of the societal implications of foods, food behaviours and patterns and how they interact with culture. You will also gain an understanding of the dynamics of food decision-making at different levels and the impact of culture, migration and food environment through a lens of public health, social sciences and humanities.

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Duration of the course
Spring 2020, 50 %, Distance learning
Start date: 26 March 2020  |  End date: 7 June 2020
Application Deadline:15 October 2019

Language of Instruction
English

Entry requirements
Dietitian (180 credits) and/or a Bachelor’s degree (180 credits) within social sciences or public health and caring sciences or at least 180 credits within Teacher Education program, including Home and Consumer Studies (60 credits) or equivalent.

Cost of the course
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900  |  Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12500  |  Tuition fee, total: SEK 12500

Contact details
Helena Elmståhl: helena.elmstahl@ikv.uu.se  |  T +46 18 471 22 07

Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences

Title
Dietetics

City and country
Hei – Klaipeda, Lithuania

Course description
Objective of the course – to train a qualified, socially and economically responsible dietitian who is capable of creative and responsible application of the principles of nutrition science in the constantly changing national and international environment. Learning outcomes of the course:

1. Explain the terminology, meaning and activities of wellness, point out the importance of requirements and apply them to ensure provision of safe and high-quality nutrition correction services. 2. Analyse the complex relationship between a human being, the environment and food, and identify individual needs of clients / patients. 3. Perform a nutritional care of patients / clients and ensure the proper food service for a patient/client. 4. Control the quality of raw materials and products and select the food production technology. 5. Develop a health promotion programme based on research findings and provide scientifically based consultations for the representatives of population with various needs on nutrition correction. 6. Analyse practical experience in the professional activity, keep learning, teaching and consulting personal health care team members.

The study program Dietetics is oriented to the development of generic and specialist competences and creativity: lectures, seminars, discussions, individual and group projects, practice, case studies, public presentation and defense of projects, mind-maps, problem – solving reading, writing articles, information search and systematizing, etc.

The assessment of the learning outcomes of the study program is carried out during the semester and the examination session applying a cumulative assessment system. During the semester, the learning outcomes are assessed by means of interim assignments: tests, individual and group projects, case studies, information search and systematizing, discussions, essays, independent creative tasks, seminars, term papers, practice reports, examinations, final projects and / or qualifying exams.

Study subjects (127 credits): Health Philosophy / Health Sociology, Academic and Professional Literacy, Communication Psychology and Conflict Management, Professional Ethics and Bioethics,Food Microbiology and Parasitology, Speciality Foreign Language, Dietitian’s work environment, Ergonomics and Teamwork, Introduction to Food Science, Anatomy and Physiology of the Food Absorption, Nutrition Organisation, Internal Diseases and Pathology, Food Safety and Quality, Food Chemistry, Biostatistics and it’s Application, General Biochemistry and Immunology, Food Preparation Technology, Dietetics and Menu Preparation, Healthy and Sick Child Nutrition,Dietetics Research Methods, First Medical Aid, Public Health, Food Impact on Health Course Paper, Nutritional Care, Innovative Food Preparation Technology and Product Specifications Preparation, Medical Nutrition and Gastroenterology, Elderly and Old People Nutrition, Business Organisation and Leadership, Community Health Promotion, Pharmacology in Dietetics, Dietetics in Wellness Industry.

The graduates of study program Dietetics work as dietitians in personal and public health care institutions in all levels, which are implementing health care of children and adults. The graduates can also work in social care, education institutions, sport centers, rehabilitation institutions, governmental or private public catering institutions.

Duration of the course
3 years

Language of Instruction
English

Entry requirements
kvk.lt/en/admission/

Cost of the course
kvk.lt/en/admission/

Contact details
Department of International Relations, Specialist Almeda Šinušaitė, email: a.sinusaite@kvk.lt

Hochschule Neubrandenburg – University of Applied Sciences

Title
Dietetics for Dietitians
Bachelor of Science

City and country
Neubrandenburg, Germany

Course description
The bachelor course in dietetics for dietitians provides competencies in nutritional care in theory and practice and focuses on both clinical and preventive nutrition. The program combines nutritional sciences, health sciences, social science and nutritional medicine and highlights the complexity and central role of nutrition in a broad spectrum of diseases.

The overall goal of the program is to augment the vocational based training for dietitians in Germany by providing an academic background and critical thinking skills. The acquisition of these skills will provide dietitians with the tools to critically reflect their professional actions based on scientific research and evidence-based models.

Our targets:

  • Strengthen the competences in dietetics
  • Achieve leadership positions in clinical nutrition and public health
  • actively participate in the further development in dietetics
  • enable to work abroad (within Europe)
  • To open up the possibility of pursuing an academic career in the dietetic sciences as well as a master’s or PhD degree

The program provides the opportunity to collaborate with regional, national and international partners in various research projects. The department is also equipped with modern devices for the assessment of resting energy expenditure and body composition providing students with the optimal study environment for their research and learning needs.

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Duration of the course
7 semester with 90 ECTS (3 semester) recognition from vocational training
4 semester full time
210 ECTs

Language of Instruction
English

Entry requirements
Higher education entrance qualification
Completed vocational training and German license as registered dietitian

Cost of the course
70 € / semester
First semester additional 14,00 € for registration
294 € in total

Contact details
Hochschule Neubrandenburg – University of Applied Sciences
Department of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Section of Dietetics
Brodaer Straße 2
D – 17033 Neubrandenburg
T: + 49 395 5693 2512
M: sg.dietetics@hs-nb.de

Universidad CEU-San Pablo

Title
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics

City and country
Madrid, Spain

Course description
The studies in Human Nutrition and Dietetics started at San Pablo-CEU University in 1999 and are part of the teaching offer of the Faculty of Pharmacy.
The main aim is to qualify students to work in all fields related to food and health, such as health care, business, teaching or research, and to improve and promote health through food and adequate dietary habits and active lifestyles. The studies also emphasize gastronomy and catering management, so that students are able to provide quality, safe and nutritionally adequate food to different groups.
In 2009, the studies were adapted to Bologna process and the new grade was positively evaluated by the National Evaluation Agency (ANECA) in April 2009, and registered in the Spanish Official National Register of Universities, Centers and Grades. The degree was once again positively evaluated in 2017, and very recently in March 2019, with an updated programme.

Human Nutrition and Dietetics studies are offered in our University as three different degrees:

Studies programme
The HND programme requires four years of full-time study and the completion of 240 ECTS which include 750 h of practical lessons, implemented in laboratories, computer laboratories, experimental kitchen, body composition laboratory and in the Cooking and Hotel School of Madrid. A research project (12 ECTS) must be done and publically presented in the last year. Practical placement period is of 18 ECTS.  and can be done in any place where dieticians do work as: hospitals, primary care centers; elderly homes; obesity centers; research; pharmacies; food industries, official agencies which work in public health nutrition,  etc. Several Erasmus agreements are signed for the internationalization of students and we receive students from other countries (Europe and America) in a regular basis.
The  P+HND programme is a six year, full time study of 417 ECTS. In these studies the HND courses are integrated along the Degree in Pharmacy curricula. By the end of the 5th year, students get their degree in Pharmacy and by the end of the 6th year they get the degree in HND.

As the result of an agreement with the National Pharmaceutical Council, a special blended teaching  programme is addressed to the already graduated Pharmacists who want to get the official HND Degree to be able to work in the field of Dietetics. It involves e-learning as well as personal attendance to practical lessons at the University, Hospitals and Practical Placements sites.  All test must be held at University departments. The programme lasts 2 years (141 ECTS; the number of ECTS to be done will depend on individual credit recognition).

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Duration of the course
4 years

Language of Instruction
English

Entry requirements
Applicants must have a Secondary Studies Degree of any type (although Biological and Health Sciences Secondary Studies are highly recommended). Applicants must have scientific and intellectual concerns, in addition to being willing to work both personally and as a team. Therefore, in the selection process we pay special attention to the interaction and dialogue skills of the candidates. It is also necessary to show a special interest in science and research, and have basic knowledge of Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry, as well as a social and ethical commitment to both society and the environment.

Cost of the course
11.405,00 per year 

Contact details
María Achón y Tuñón  achontu@ceu.es
Phone: +34 913724006

St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

Title
Dietetics (BA)

City and country
St. Pölten, Austria

Course description
This six-semester programme has a modular structure. During the programme, students acquire subject-specific abilities as well as academic, social and communication skills. There is a special emphasis on nurturing students’ individual talents. Practical training accounts for 25% of the total workload and the intensity of training increases over the course of the programme.

Dietetics involves more than weight management!
Building on basic medical knowledge and the contents of the modules Nutrition, Food Quality and Nutrition Ecology, the students deal with the different topics of technical methodology and nutritional therapy in the third to fifth semester. These range from allergology, gastroenterology, diabetes mellitus, endocrinology, paediatrics, oncology, geriatrics, neurology and nephrology to enteral and parenteral nutrition.

Subject-specific skills and related techniques
Students learn to assume personal responsibility for dietetic processes, and in relation to nutritional and catering management. They combine dietetics expertise and skills with knowledge of medicine and nutritional physiology as well as with insights from related disciplines.

Interpersonal communication skills and personal talents
The course promotes the development of various skills, including communication competencies, critical abilities, conflict management, empathy, role distance, frustration tolerance and the ability to set priorities. Another focus is on self-determination, the ability to critically evaluate their own work, organisational abilities, teamwork skills as well as developing an understanding of professional responsibilities. Programme graduates will be in able to use all of these skills.

Academic skills
The programme is designed to enable students to understand research processes and formulate research questions related to dietetics. After applying selected academic techniques, the data obtained are analysed and processed using scientific methods.

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Duration of the course
3 years (6 semesters), 180 ECTS credits

Language of Instruction
English

Cost of the course
per semester EUR 363.36 +  students’ union fee (ÖH-Beitrag)

Contact details
Contact details
E: csc@fhstp.ac.at