Content + Structure
Our bachelor’s degree programme in Nutrition and Dietetics provides students with professional, methodological, social and personal skills and expertise.
The bachelor's degree programme in Nutrition and Dietetics at the BFH prepares you for a career in nutritional therapy. You have the option of continuing your studies in our consecutive master’s degree programme. Working in dietetics requires a solid theoretical foundation as well as practical expertise – we dedicate equal attention to both in our bachelor's degree programme in Nutrition and Dietetics. You will put theory into practice in a range of practical training modules.
In the field of nutritional therapy, counselling or training, you will educate individuals, groups and organisations on a wide range of nutrition-related topics.
- As a dietitian, you may treat people on either an in- or outpatient basis. Working with both ill and healthy individuals from a range of sociocultural backgrounds, you will provide individualised solutions to address their nutrition-related concerns. You will use your honed communication and reflection skills to consider client wishes, fears, expectations, experiences and living situation.
- People in need of nutritional therapy represent every age group and demographic as well as a wide array of physical and psychological conditions and needs. Your services will be prescribed by a doctor and tailored to support the patient’s medical care. The therapy you provide will take into account each patient’s personal and situational factors.
- You will answer questions about nutrition and help clients identify and address problematic patterns of behaviour with regards to diet. You will provide clients with the resources they need to eat more healthily, helping them prevent or manage disease.
- The specialised skills and methods you acquire in your studies will help you build and maintain relationships with clients and understand their social background. You will also learn to foster interdisciplinary professional relationships with other experts in healthcare. You will work largely independently, always respecting the ethics and legal conditions of the profession.
- You will build upon the foundation from your bachelor’s studies by keeping up to date with developments in the field of nutritional therapy. This may include continuing education courses in counselling theory, social psychology, adult education, anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, biochemistry, food science (nutrition, production, safety and legal aspects), kitchen technology, management, health promotion and preventive care as well as dietetics.
Mode of study + Duration
Full-time study (6 semesters), followed by a 10-month additional internship module.
Curriculum + Modules
Our bachelor’s degree programme in Nutrition and Dietetics is modular and aligns with the latest developments in university didactics. Our competency-based approach trains you how to apply scientific evidence and translate your knowledge into practice.