Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics

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Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Modern nutrition stands as an advanced and rigorously evidence-based discipline

Breakthroughs in molecular biology and food science have transformed the field, reshaping health policy and food security measures. Aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda, these advancements underscore the significance of promoting healthy diets, ensuring food security, and fostering sustainable agriculture. Modern nutrition emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention, contributing to the objectives of "Zero Hunger," "Health and Well-being," and "Responsible Production and Consumption." These efforts carry profound global socioeconomic implications in response to the escalating demand for food and nutritional resources.

The Bachelor's program in Human Nutrition and Dietetics has been meticulously crafted to offer comprehensive training encompassing all facets of nutrition and dietetics, blending scientific knowledge with professional practice. It aligns with the health-oriented vision of the School of Life Sciences, embracing the ONE HEALTH concept advocated by entities such as the World Health Organization.

The primary goal is to cultivate skilled and proficient professionals capable of addressing human nutrition challenges innovatively. These individuals will play a pivotal role in promoting health and disease prevention through dietary interventions. They will grasp the significance of broader issues such as zoonotic disease control and combating antibiotic resistance within the food industry context.

Why study the Grado en Nutrición Humana y Dietética

Health and well-being education

This program contributes to enhancing the health, well-being, and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities. It takes into account various factors including ethical, deontological, political, social, economic, environmental, and biological aspects.

Curriculum grounded in critical analysis

Execute nutritional interventions across the lifespan for individuals with pathologies, serving as a supplemental aspect to therapeutic treatments, rehabilitation, and health recovery, implementing diet therapy founded on critical analysis and robust scientific knowledge.

Management strategies

Formulate quality management strategies for the food industry, integrating them from the inception, preparation, production, to the marketing of food. These strategies are innovatively designed, compliant with current regulations, and foster teamwork, ethical conduct, and social responsibility.

Scientific method

Apply the scientific method to conduct foundational research on nutritional challenges in food, and devise intervention and assessment strategies. These approaches are cultivated through teamwork and continuous learning, fostering self-directed inquiry and critical, responsible, and ethical analysis.

Curriculum



All our degrees and curricula have been developed in accordance with the new guidelines set by current legislation, having already been verified by the National Quality Assessment Agency.
The student must take 240 credits


First year 60 ECTS


  • Yearly 12 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Human anatomy and physiology

  • First Semester 24 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Cell and Tissue Biology
  • 6 ECTS | Applied Chemistry
  • 6 ECTS | Structural Biochemistry
  • 6 ECTS | Statistics

  • Second Semester 24 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Nutrition Psychology
  • 6 ECTS | Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • 6 ECTS | Metabolic Biochemistry
  • 6 ECTS | Health Anthropology

Second year 60 ECTS


  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Bromatology I
  • 6 ECTS | Culinary Technology
  • 6 ECTS | Microbiology and Parasitology
  • 6 ECTS | Food Toxicology
  • 6 ECTS | Economics and Management of the Food Business

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Bromatology II
  • 6 ECTS | General Pathophysiology
  • 6 ECTS | Nutrition in the Stages of Life
  • 6 ECTS | Endocrinology and Nutrition
  • 6 ECTS | Research Methodology

Third year 60 ECTS


  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Dietetics
  • 6 ECTS | Public Health
  • 6 ECTS | Hygiene and Food Safety
  • 6 ECTS | Pharmacology Applied to Nutrition
  • 6 ECTS | Nutrition in Physical Activity and Sport

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Intestinal Microbiota and Probiotics in Human Nutrition
  • 6 ECTS | Diet Therapy and Clinical Nutrition I
  • 6 ECTS | Nutritional Epidemiology
  • 6 ECTS | Quality Management
  • 6 ECTS | Immunonutrition and Nutritional Genomics

Fourth year 60 ECTS


  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Food Legislation and Ethics
  • 6 ECTS | Diet Therapy and Clinical Nutrition II
  • 6 ECTS | AFood in Communities
  • 6 ECTS | Elective I
  • 6 ECTS | Elective II

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 18 ECTS | Professional Internship
  • 12 ECTS | Final Research Project

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Elective Subjects 12 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Molecular Bases of Personalized Nutrition
  • 6 ECTS | Food and Aging
  • 6 ECTS | Cancer and Food
Development of Professional Skills 18 ECTS
Development of the Participative and Solidarity Spirit ECTS

The recognition of 6 credits will be assessed depending on the different activities that the student performs throughout his degree. They will be awarded for university cultural activities, sports, student representation, solidarity and cooperation, or for taking one of the following subjects: Ethics of volunteering or Human Rights.

Evaluation of Skill Development in the Company 18 ECTS

Program which aims to promote the practical training of students, under the continuous supervision of the Department of Professional Careers of the University, the academic department corresponding to the degree and the company or collaborating institution where the practices are carried out. Advice is provided on the internship and there is follow-up and tutoring, always taking into account the professional orientation of each student.

We have agreements in internship centers in Spain.

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Final Research Project 12 ECTS

The End of Degree Project is an academic report that delves into a subject of the curriculum and allows the evaluation of the skills acquired in the Degree. It can be linked to the professional internship or it can also be part of a research project.

Transversal Subjects Program

Through the transversal subjects you will be able to complement your education and complete your CV in a practical, collaborative and fun way.

It is a voluntary program with no added cost. Upon completion, you will be provided with a diploma.

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Diploma in English Professional Communication

Nebrija University, which is committed to languages and quality, provides the student with added value with the Diploma in English Professional Communication, which will allow him/her to achieve with confidence the competence demanded to successfully join the labor market.

It corresponds to level C1.

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Employability


Career Opportunities

The profession of Dietitian-Nutritionist empowers these health professionals to practice their regulated profession across various sectors, including both public and private domains or independently:

Partnerships

Employability recognized in the Rankings

Employability recognized in the Rankings

The commitment of Nebrija University to the academic requirement, training in leading companies and institutions, innovation in multidisciplinary programs and international projection, places the University in the top positions of the most important rankings.

The International Ranking QS Stars awards Nebrija University the maximum score in the quality and satisfaction of students in teaching, employability of the graduates and the internationalization of the institution.

The national rankings also recognize Nebrija University as the first Spanish university in teaching and second in employability, highlighting its performance in research, knowledge transfer and internationalization.

Development of Professional Competences

The Bologna Declaration formalized the principles on which the European Higher Education Area should be based: quality, mobility, diversity, competitiveness and employment growth.

From this, Nebrija stands as an academic model of reference, educating students with excellent individual behavior, interaction with their environment and motivated by and for constant and continuous training. The Nebrija Institute of Professional Skills works every day to achieve the differentiation of our students through the development of attitudes and skills.

The main objective is for students to achieve the best of themselves through the development and empowerment of their personal skills and resources through personal self-knowledge.

In addition, some of the professional skills that are worked on within the three seminars are those related to interpersonal skills and active communication skills and negotiation, indispensable for our students to know how to transmit ideas, to argue them, to provide information and opinions in an adequate, clear and convincing way.

Within what will be their work performance, other aspects such as teamwork, conflict resolution and project management ability will be worked on.

In the third block, skills worked on are those aimed at increasing the student's employability. They will work with tools and techniques for job searching, and perform tasks that achieve in the student a greater use of their personal skills.

For all this we have currently active experts in selection of people, professionals dedicated to personal and professional training and professionals dedicated to the world of communication and the arts.

In this way, and in a complementary way to his/her specific training, we help the student create a differentiating pattern in the social and business environment in which he/she will be immersed when he/she finishes his/her studies.

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International


The Department of International Programs at Nebrija University consistently monitors agreements with renowned universities worldwide. Students have the opportunity to study at one of the following international universities:

Some of the Universities with which Nebrija University has established agreements

NOTA: Destination universities available for each degree may vary depending on the International Mobility Program. For the most current information, students can refer to the online resources provided in the nternational Mobility Program section.

Several universities may have specific academic or linguistic prerequisites. For further details, please refer to the International Programs Department.

The information published here is for guidance only and may be subject to modification.

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