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Bachelor's Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Official title

Pre-enrollment open

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  • Modality
  • Languages
    Catalan, Spanish
  • Duration
    4 academic years
  • Credits
  • Date
    September 2024
  • Planning

    From 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Places
  • Location

    Blanquerna-URL - Carrer Padilla, 326-332. 08025 Barcelona

  • Faculty

    Blanquerna School of Health Sciences

Who is the course aimed at?

All those who like to gain in-depth knowledge of the composition of food, the human body, the reactions and metabolic processes that take place, identify why we eat what we eat and know how to handle and cook food to ensure optimal hygiene and food safety guidelines. To learn how to plan healthy, sustainable and adapted dietary proposals for people who are healthy or ill, in order to ensure individual and community health and foster an optimal standard of living.

Great scope for professional growth

Clinical nutrition to conduct dietitian-nutritionist tasks in hospitals and private practices

Public and community health to work with public and private entities, NGOs, etc. in order to foster health and prevent diseases

Mass catering, whether social or commercial, to ensure service quality from a hygiene and food safety, nutritional, organoleptic and economical viewpoint

Food industry, whether in marketing and communication, R&D or research

If you choose the bachelor's degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at Blanquerna, you choose…

A bachelor's degree designed in order to train professionals committed to the well-being of others on a daily basis

  • Training by sharing the professional experiences of active faculty and experts in the subject taught.
  • Compulsory external internships in three different fields (clinical, community and mass catering) that will enable you to contact potential future employers. You will also have the possibility of doing international internships in benchmark universities.
  • Seminars where you will work on cases and situations in groups of around ten students, with the guidance and accompaniment of an advisor.
  • Potential job placement in places where external internships are conducted.
  • Innovative teaching methodologies and professional scenario simulations.

You will experience the passion for your future profession learning from expert faculty in the field

Key data


Hours of external practice


Seminar and simulation hours


of students would take the degree again


Employability (AQU, 2023)

A unique methodology based on personalized learning.

The Blanquerna-URL methodology is based on seminars, a core element in order to achieve personalized and qualitative learning and holistic training that entails academic and professional skills, but also personal and human ones.

Personalized education

One of our hallmarks is the individualization of studies and the tutored follow-up of the learning process.

Upwards of 200 hours of seminar and clinical simulation

Small group seminars enable us to recreate situations of real clinical cases.

Internships, the key to success

We hold agreements with more than 200 healthcare centers for internships.

Internationalization of studies

We promote the internationalization of studies through mobility programs to provide you with a unique experience abroad.

Specific characteristics of the School

Seminari a la FCS

Seminars held in reduced groups for tailored learning

Classe FCS

Innovative teaching methodology

Alumnes de la FCS

Studies taken abroad to give students an enriching experience

FPCEE Entrada

Study for a double major

Study for two majors simultaneously, consecutively or following a track tailored to you


Academic information

Estudiants davant l'edifici de FCS


The curriculum is designed with a curricular itinerary that ensures up-to-date, generalist and quality basic training.


Final degree project 10 10
Core curriculum 40 24 64
Internships 7 17 24
Compulsory 20 36 53 27 136
Optional 6 6
Total 60 60 60 60 240

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
First semester
Anatomy-physiology 1 6Core curriculum
Biology 6Core curriculum
Food science 1 5Compulsory
ENG/Investigación y gestión de datos 6Core curriculum
Chemistry 4Compulsory
Second semester
Anatomy-physiology 2 6Core curriculum
Anthropology 6Core curriculum
Food science 2 5Compulsory
Physiology applied to nutrition 6Core curriculum
Sociology 4Core curriculum
Interdisciplinary seminar 6Compulsory

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Third semester
Communication 6Core curriculum
Dietetics 1 4Compulsory
English 1 6Core curriculum
Microbiology-toxicology 4Compulsory
Psychology 6Core curriculum
Professionalising seminar 1 4Compulsory
Fourth semester
Dietetics 2 8Compulsory
Statistics 6Core curriculum
Physiopathology 6Compulsory
Food safety 4Compulsory
Culinary technology 6Compulsory

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Fifth semester
Bioethics 4Compulsory
Diet Therapy 1 6Compulsory
Pharmacology 6Compulsory
Food service management 4Compulsory
Public healthcare 6Compulsory
Professionalising seminar 2 4Compulsory
Sixth semester
Diet therapy 2 4Compulsory
English in health sciences 6Compulsory
Community nutrition 6Compulsory
Food preparation in diet therapy 4Compulsory
Nutritional evaluation 3Compulsory
External practice 1 7Practicum

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Seventh semester
Economy and management-legislation 6Compulsory
Nutritional education 6Compulsory
Diet therapy 3 4Compulsory
Marketing-regulation 4Compulsory
Professionalising seminar 3 4Compulsory
Eighth semester
Option 1. Choose from one the following 2 options: 3Optional
Nutrition and immunity
Nutrition and physical activity
Option 2. Choose from one the following 2 options: 3Optional
Microbiome, probiotics and prebiotics
Nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics
Food science and food law 3Compulsory
End-of-course project 10Final degree project
External practice 2 17Practicum
ENG/ Al finalizar el grado el estudiante habrá tenido que cursar 6 créditos de Optativas

Internships, an experience to introduce you to the labor market

Internships are an essential part of our methodology. We deem it a first step towards the working world that brings students closer to the reality of the sector and gives them a professional outlook. Therefore, we have agreements with a broad variety of companies, organizations, centers and entities in order to meet the needs and preferences of each student.

  • Internships in the field of mass catering.
  • Internships in the field of community nutrition.
  • Internships in the field of clinical nutrition.

  • Immersing students in the career reality and acquiring the skills described in the training programs, in order to facilitate their integration into the world of work and develop their entrepreneurial skills.
  • Integrating the theoretical knowledge acquired.
  • Developing and working on the skills specific to the dietician-nutritionist profession.
  • Getting to know various areas of work and contacting potential future employers.

Where can you do your internship?

Catalan Public Health Agency · Arcasa - Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau · Arcasa - Hospital de Mataró · Arcasa - Hospital Duran i Reynals · Arcasa - Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol · Associació de Diabètics de Catalunya · Catering Arcasa, S.L. · Cesnut Nutricion, S.L. · CLECE, S.A.- Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge · Clínica Diagonal, S.L. · Consell Català de l'Esport · Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí de Sabadell · Consorci Mar Parc de Salut de Barcelona. Hospital del Mar · Consorci Sanitari del Maresme - Hospital de Mataró · Creu Roja Catalunya · Fárfara Lab · Fundació Alícia · Fundació Catalana de l'Esplai · Fundació Dieta Mediterrània · Fundació Futur · Fundació Hospital Asil de Granollers · Fundació Privada Hospital de Mollet · Fundació Institut Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques (Fundació IMIM) · Fundació per a la Investigació Nutricional - FIN · Fundació Privada Servidigest · GAN Nutrición y Gastronomía, S.L. · Hospital de Nens de Barcelona · Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu · Hospital de Sant Joan Despí Moisès Broggi · Hospital Municipal de Badalona, S.A. · Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge · Hospital Universitari de Girona Doctor Josep Trueta · Hospital Universitari Dexeus · Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol · Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron · Instant Proces, S.L. · Institut Català d'Oncologia. Hospital Duran i Reynals (ICO) · Hospital Universitari Mútua de Terrassa · ONG Nutrició Sense Fronteres · Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu · Saia Formació, S.L. · SARquavitae Servicios a la Dependencia, S.L. · Sodexo - Hospital de l'Esperança · STICSA, S.L.

The bachelor's degree thesis, the step prior to the labor market

The bachelor's degree thesis is a project that marks the end of the bachelor studies stage. It must be a complete and relevant work, enabling students to integrate the competences, knowledge and skills acquired during their bachelor's degree learning and must be applicable to the professional sphere in any of its aspects.

It is an individual, tutored project, with defense, assessment and grading according to established regulations, in which the student is responsible for their own learning process.

The thesis will consist of the completion and presentation by the student of an unpublished work that is included in one of the areas of knowledge proposed by each degree program. The possible types of thesis project are:

  • Research project protocol (quantitative and/or qualitative)
  • Systematic review protocol
  • Education for health program

The follow-up of the thesis is structured on the basis of the formation of groups of 12 students (approximately) accompanied by 2 tutors, who will work in one of the established areas of knowledge. There are four group sessions and the rest of the follow-up is individualized.

The final grade of the thesis will be the weighted average of three grades:

30% follow-up, 40% written work, 30% defense.

Pràctica seminari Nutrició

Gain the qualification to practice the regulated profession

The bachelor's degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics qualifies graduates to work in the area of health and enables them to practice the profession in planning, counseling, teaching, research or management. The dietician-nutritionist can undertake their duties independently, through freely exercising the profession, or in public or private institutions.

Human nutrition and dietetics has a broad range of professional possibilities in a society that is increasingly sensitive to the individual and collective eating habits of various sectors of the population.

Seminari pràctic de Nutrició

Clinical nutrition

Working on the nutrition of the healthy or sick person, considering their physiological or pathological needs, the socioeconomic situation and personal, religious or cultural preferences.

Material de Nutrició del laboratori de cuina

Community or public health nutrition

Working for people by developing and participating in food policy, prevention and health programs in general, and food education.

Alumnes de Nutrició al laboratori de cuina

Food industry

Acting as a consultant in the innovation and design of new products and in food-related social marketing.

Laboratori de cuina

Mass catering

Participating in the management and organization, and ensuring the quality and safety of food throughout the production process. Training food-service staff in food safety, planning menus and assessing the nutritional balance of the food supply.

Alumnes de la FCS


Giving training at public and private centers where knowledge about nutrition, food, dietetics and health is taught.

alumnes FCS al laboratori


Being part of a multidisciplinary research and development team in the area of food, nutrition and health.


Actua formant part d'un equip multidisciplinari d’investigació i desenvolupament en l’àrea de l’alimentació, la nutrició i la salut.

Alumnes a la Graduació Blanquerna 2019

A direct link to your future career

Our work doesn't finish the moment you graduate. The Alumni department will support you to enable us to achieve an employment rate of 90% of students in the first year after graduation

State-of-the-art equipment at the student's disposal

All the services you need during your course




Admissions calendar

The admissions process for the 2024-2025 academic year begins on November 2, 2023. After the closing date, pre-enrollment will remain open for those bachelor's degrees that have places available.

Admission pathways to the School's bachelor's degree studies

There are a number of different pathways for students to access a bachelor's degree at the School:

  • Successfully completed High School Diploma and University Entrance Exams. Students can access all the bachelor's degrees at the School from any of the High School Diploma options.
  • Higher education courses.Be in possession of a vocational training advanced technician diploma for access to university studies. Students who have completed an advanced training course in an area of knowledge related to the bachelor's degree can apply for credits: Recognition of credits for bachelor degrees in Nursing, Physiotherapy, and Human Nutrition and Dietetics, for students from higher education training courses.
  • Mature student access for over 25s. All persons who are 25 years of age or older before October 1st of the calendar year in which the admission test is held may apply of the Inter-university Council of the Government of Catalonia..
  • Mature student access for over 45s. Persons over 45 years of age who do not hold an academic qualification that allows them to apply to the university through other pathways can access bachelor's degree studies through this pathway of the Inter-university Council of the Government of Catalonia..
  • University degree (studies started or completed). If you are already a graduate or degree or diploma holder; or if you have passed a minimum of 30 ECTS credits, you can apply for admission to the bachelor's degree underway. To prepare the admissions list, the available places, a minimum credit recognition, and a personal interview are taken into account. If a minimum of 30 ECTS credits is not recognized or the student is not admitted via credits, they will be able to access the admission test with the admission conditions of the first academic year. In the case of foreign students who have not convalidated their qualification in Spain, the Rector of the university will determine whether their qualification is accepted, provided that the requirements set out in the previous section are met.
  • Foreign baccalaureate degree or high school diploma with the UNED credential. Students from education systems within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), or countries with whom the Spanish State has an agreement, and international baccalaureate degree holders, must apply to the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) to obtain the credential certifying that they meet the requirements to access university studies within the state education system. They do not have to sit the University Entrance Exams (PAU); however, without the credential they will not be able to enroll in our bachelor's degrees. The education systems that can be accessed through this pathway are: Germany, Andorra, Austria, European Schools (European Baccalaureate), International Baccalaureate, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, China and Cyprus.
  • Convalidation of foreign Baccalaureate. Students from education systems in countries outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that do not have an agreement with the Spanish State will be able to access our bachelor's degrees by presenting the convalidation of their Baccalaureate degree by the Ministry of Education of the Spanish State or the duly authorized Autonomous Communities, as is the case of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Proof of application for convalidation will be sufficient for students to enroll and begin taking a bachelor's degree course, however full enrollment is conditional on convalidation being confirmed. Bear in mind that convalidating studies can take more than three months to complete, so this process should be done in parallel with the admissions process to our bachelor's degrees. If the convalidation resolution is not obtained in the terms requested by the interested party, the results of any exams taken, or the enrollment made as a result thereof, are rendered null and void. Candidates who are nationals of a European Union country, or resident in Spain, and who come from non-European education systems that have not signed a reciprocity agreement with Spain, should contact the department the academic secretary: [email protected]

Stages of the admission process

The admission process for bachelor's degree studies at the School is carried out in 4 stages:


Admission test

Admission resolution



Pre-enrollment entitles you to take part in the admission process and can be done virtually or in person.

Online pre-enrollment can be accessed from the pre-enrollment button on each bachelor's degree web page:

  1. Sign up on the unique registration system and create a username (if not previously obtained) and follow the instructions to completion.
  2. Make a payment of €100 (non-refundable fee for pre-enrollment rights and processing) can be made by credit or debit card, through a secure and confidential BBVA process.
  3. Upload the documentation, through the document repository, before the end date of the pre-enrollment process:
  • ID card (both sides)
  • Certificate of university admission test (PAU, CFGS...) if available at the time of pre-enrollment.

Upon pre-enrollment, the applicant will be given a pre-enrollment receipt stating the day, time and location of the admission test. It is not possible to choose/change the date of the admission test. Any change implies the cancellation of the Pre-registration. If you want to Pre-register again, it will be done manually from the faculty at zero cost, and this new pre-registration date is the one that will count for the registration order.

The foreign student non-Catalan speakers and/or non-Spanish speakers, must demonstrate an overall A2 level of Catalan and/or Spanish to be admitted. If you have the Accrediting Certificate, it must be uploaded to the Document Depository. Otherwise, a specific level test will be held on the day and time to be determined.

Note: For courses with more than one timetable option, admission is granted by order of pre-enrollment payment.

Admission test

The Blanquerna School of Health Sciences has its own admission tests suitable for the degrees offered and these are held once pre-enrollment is completed. Applicants who pass the admission tests will be able to access enrollment, which remains conditional upon passing the University Entrance Exams (PAU) or completing their higher education training course. The test will be online.

The planned schedule of admission tests for the 2024-2025 academic year is:

  • Wednesday January 17, 2024, 09:30 a.m. (Nursing, Physiotherapy and Human Nutrition and Dietetics).
  • Monday, February 19, 2024, 4:30 p.m. (Nursing, Physiotherapy and Human Nutrition and Dietetics).
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 9:30 a.m. (Nursing, Physiotherapy and Human Nutrition and Dietetics).
  • Monday April 29, 2024, 4:30 p.m. (Nursing, Physiotherapy and Human Nutrition and Dietetics).
  • Wednesday May 29, 2024, 09:30 a.m. (Nursing, Physiotherapy and Human Nutrition and Dietetics).
  • Monday, June 17, 2024, 4:30 p.m. (only for degrees in Physiotherapy and Human Nutrition and Dietetics).
  • Wednesday, July 3, 2024, 9:30 a.m. (only for degrees in Physiotherapy and Human Nutrition and Dietetics).
  • Thursday 18 July 2024, 09:30am (only for degrees in Physiotherapy and Human Nutrition and Dietetics).

After this date, in the event that there are places available in any bachelor's degree course, new admission tests will be scheduled. The date of this test is assigned upon pre-enrollment and is recorded on the corresponding pre-enrollment receipt, which students can always consult in their document repository.

The test consists of two instruments that aim to establish a numerical order of students according to an admission process aimed at their future studies, and can never be understood as a test that measures the intellectual capacity of prospective students. It is a question of having an individual profile of some cognitive functions, professional interests and preferences, personal characteristics and aptitudes to carry out the task corresponding to the chosen degree, and of the motivations of the candidate to pursue our studies.

Test 1: Questionnaire on personal values, goals and objectives, order and method, practicality, and decision-making.
Test 2: Expression and creation. Test 2 aims to assess the student's written communication skills (ability to analyze, synthesize, essay write...), and so they are given a number of topics to develop.

The prospective student must log in to take the online admission test on the date and time assigned at the time of pre-enrollment, and must show their ID card as identification. The approximate duration of the tests is 1 - 1.30 hrs. In the event that special educational adaptations are required (dyslexia, ADHD...), this must be stated at pre-enrollment, on the statistical data screen, and supporting documentation must be provided.

Admission resolution

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

A few days after taking the admission test, you will receive an email informing you that you have been approved to continue the admission process.

You must upload your Baccalaureate or CFGS grade point average in the document repository as soon as you have it. Failure to submit the documentation will result in your exclusion from the admission process.

Between the end of May and the end of June, the allocation of places will begin based on the weighting obtained from the Baccalaureate or CFGS grades, and the admission test.

Admitted students will receive an email to enroll with instructions on when and how to do so.

The criterion used to call admitted students for enrollment in the two enrollment periods (conditional and final) is by order of pre-enrollment payment.

The place will be confirmed when the student submits the documentation with the university access pathway: the university entrance exam certificate or the certificate of higher technical studies for access to university studies; and completes the final enrollment.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Physiotherapy and bachelor's degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics

A few days after taking the admission test, you will receive an email informing you of the admission decision

The criterion used to call students for enrollment in the two enrollment periods (conditional and final) isby order of pre-enrollment payment.

The place will be confirmed when the student submits the documentation with the university access pathway: the university entrance exam certificate or the certificate of higher technical studies for access to university studies; and completes the final enrollment.


Persons admitted for enrollment can choose between two options, depending on whether or not they already have a university admission pathway:

  1. Conditional enrollment
    Possibility to enroll in the degree, before having passed the PAU or the CFGS.
    Enrollment will be conditional on the presentation of the corresponding admission pathway.
    This option secures the place and allows the student to choose their timetable, in the case of courses with morning and afternoon options, while places are available.
    In the event that the student does not secure the admission pathway, the enrollment fee is refunded, and they lose their place and timetable selection. If places remain available, applicants can stay on the waiting list until September and their enrollment fee will be held, but they will no longer have a preferential timetable choice.
    If a student does not obtain the admission pathway, the fee paid will be refunded.
  2. Definitive enrollment
    Enrollment is definitive if the student already meets the requirements for admission.
    Upon enrollment, students may secure the places and timetable options available.


1. The criterion used to call admitted students for enrollment in the two enrollment periods (conditional and final) is by order of pre-enrollment payment.

2. Before enrolling, it is very important that you watch the video* with the instructions and have the documentation* that you will be asked for ready to submit, since once the process has started, the timetable option is consolidated at the moment you complete the enrollment process.

3. Admission will be confirmed as final once the student submits the necessary documentation with their university admission test, entrance exam or CFGS, and completes final enrollment.

4. The required documentation must be uploaded through the document repository if you have a verification code. If you do not have a verification code, the original must be submitted to the Academic Secretary.

  • ID (both sides). Foreign students: NIE (Foreign Identification Number) and Passport.
  • Certification of University access qualifications (PAU, CFGS...) if available at the time of registration.
  • NUSS (Social Security Number). In application of Royal Decree Law 2/2023, it is mandatory to include in the Social Security System all students who carry out external training or academic practices included in the training programs. Therefore, it is essential that students have the NUSS to be able to carry out the practices. Foreign students must have a valid passport and process the NIE and when they have it, they must obtain their NUSS. The NIE can be requested at the Oficina Consular of the student's place of residence.
  • Declaration of documentation linked to the External Practices, completed and signed electronically.

Studies can be paid upfront and/or in interest-free installments. If payment by installment is selected, upon enrollment the student will have two business days to pay 50% of the total cost of the enrolled credits, using their chosen form of payment; this payment will not be taken by direct debit. The remaining 50% is split into nine monthly installments, from October to June, payable by direct debit using the bank account number provided upon enrollment. Prices are updated each academic year.

Here you can find the general enrollment conditions for studies at the School of Health Sciences.

Once payment is made, the corresponding receipt of enrollment can be viewed in the student's document repository and via the Intranet-SCALA.

Contact us

For any doubts or queries about the pre-enrollment or enrollment process, please contact the Prospective Students Department.

[email protected] 932533069

We make it easy, so you can choose whatever you want to study

Course fees are paid in installments without any interest. At the time of enrollment, 50% of the total cost of the credits for which the student is enrolled must be paid*; the remaining 50% is split into nine monthly installments (from October to June) payable by direct debit.

The tuition fee / credit of degrees is regularized each academic year for all courses.

Tuition fee

Tuition fee per credit
Total first-year tuition fees for 2024-25

Descomptes per a graus de Blanquerna-URL

Descomptes Fundació Blanquerna sobre el total de crèdits què matriculi l’estudiant per curs acadèmic:

  • Pagament únic del 100% de l’import total de la matrícula: 2% de descompte.

I a més a més, l’estudiant pot gaudir també d’un d’aquests altres descomptes (no acumulables entre sí):

  • Estudiant membre de Família Nombrosa o Monoparental: 5% de descompte.
  • Estudiant amb discapacitat >33%: 5% de descompte.
  • Família Blanquerna (alumni, fill/a, germà/na o parella, d'alumni o alumne/a): 5% de descompte.

Per a l'aplicació del descompte cal acreditar-lo amb el document que correspongui. L’alumnat ha de portar el document original presencialment a Secretaria Acadèmica, juntament amb el seu document d’identificació, per a la seva validació i aplicació del descompte corresponent. Termini de presentació de la documentació acreditativa: 16 de desembre 2024.

Facultat de Ciències de la Salut FCS

We help you pay for your studies. A future within everyone's reach.

Find the help that best suits your needs between Blanquerna scholarships and grants, public and private grants or funding grants.
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Degree accredited by AQU (Quality Assurance Agency)

Gender perspective

As the European Union points out, gender equality is not only a matter of social justice but also affects the results of teaching and research. Promoting gender equality in research and innovation is one of the European Commission's commitments, and it supports the explicit integration of a gender perspective in Horizon 2020 projects. However, this recommendation is often poorly understood and misapplied. Various documents are presented here with a view to contributing to a better understanding and application of the gender perspective in teaching and research.


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