Summer School 2019 «Nutritional Aspects in Rehabilitation Exercise» (4th Edition in Bern) - In cooperation with Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

19.08.2019 until 23.08.2019 – Bern University of Applied Sciences Health Professions, Schwarztorstrasse 48, 3007 Bern

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  • Start date 19.08.2019
  • End date 23.08.2019
  • Place Bern University of Applied Sciences Health Professions, Schwarztorstrasse 48, 3007 Bern
  • Application deadline Registration closed
  • Costs CHF 298 student / CHF 798 professional



19 - 23 August 2019


BFH Bern University of Applied Sciences, Bern, Switzerland


Healthcare students and professionals

Number of participants

30 maximum


Minimum 3rd year BSc level, passive English knowledge


2 ECTS Credits

Language of instruction


Course fee

- CHF 298 / student
- CHF 798 / professional
⇢ Course fees include course program, administration, tutoring and social activities 
⇢ Not included: Travel expenses, catering, accommodation

Course Aim

The Department of Health Professions of Bern University of Applied Sciences organises the Summer School on «Nutritional Aspects in Rehabilitation Exercise» in close cooperation with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

The Summer School programme concerns aspects of nutrition linked to rehabilitation exercise. The focus is on the complex relation between (individualised) nutrition, rehabilitation (exercise) and health.

Expected Objectives

  • The participants will be able to explain the relationship between nutrition and rehabilitation exercise, based on current evidence and state-of-the-art information.
  • They will be able to conduct nutritional and biochemical-physiological assessments following up-to-date clinical and epidemiologic guidelines.
  • Furthermore, participants can conduct a critical reading of meta-analyses within the field of nutrition and rehabilitation.
  • Hence, participants may profit from an improved transfer of basic and applied research into daily clinical practice.
  • The programme offers participants the unique opportunity to widen their network, as well as to interact with other professionals and get insights in their teaching and research activities.

The Target Group

Health professionals and advanced students (nutritionists, dietitians, physiotherapists, exercise therapists, physicians, etc.) who are interested in applied sciences and who want to work with clinicians and students from different disciplines.


Prof. Dr. med. David Fäh 
Bern University of Applied Sciences
MD, MPH, human nutrition ETH, FMH preventive medicine

Prof. Dr. Jan Taeymans
Bern University of Applied Sciences
Doctoral degree in Sports-and Movement Sciences, MSc Biomed Research, MPH

Prof. Dr. Helena Jenzer
Bern University of Applied Sciences
Doctor of Pharmacy

Prof. Dr. Karin Haas
Bern University of Applied Sciences
Doctoral degree in Nutritional Sciences

Prof. Dr. Samuel Mettler
Bern University of Applied Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Nutrition

Prof. Dr. Inge Huybrechts, PhD
Ghent University
Researcher, Nutritional Epidemiology Group (NEP) at the International Agency for Research on Cancer

Prof. Dr. Dominique Hansen
Hasselt University
Doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherap

Prof. Dr. Dirk Vissers
University of Antwerp
Physiotherapist, Doctoral degree in Medical Sciences

Prof. Dr. Dirk Aerenhouts
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Doctoral degree in Sports- and Movement Sciences

Prof. Dr. Peter Clarys
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Doctoral degree in Biomedical Research Sciences, MSc Sports- and Movement Sciences, MBA


Dear student, dear Healthcare professional

Welcome to Bern! The capital of Switzerland, the birthplace of the world famous chocolate called Toblerone and place of residence of the well-known physicist Einstein. Bern is a very charismatic city and its historic center even belongs to the UNESCO world cultural heritage.

When participating in the Summer School you might need an accommodation during your stay. We provide you a list with some useful websites, which offer accommodations in different price categories. Due to the high demand of booking requests, especially in the summer months, we would highly recommend you to book your room as early as possible.

We hope that you’ll find a suitable place to stay in Bern and wish you an exciting and successful Summer School as well as many unforgettable memories discovering our beautiful city!

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