- Bachelor's Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Bachelor's Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
- LanguagesCatalan, Spanish
- Duration4 academic years
From 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- DateSeptember 12, 2022
Blanquerna-URL - Carrer Padilla, 326-332. 08025 Barcelona
Blanquerna School of Health Sciences
Who is it for?
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.
Areas to grow professionally
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 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 3 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 10 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
Seminar and simulation hours
of students would take the degree again
Different types of internships
A unique methodology for 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.
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
Seminars held in reduced groups for tailored learning
Innovative teaching methodology
Studies taken abroad to give students an enriching experience
The curriculum is designed with a curricular itinerary that ensures up-to-date, generalist and quality basic training.
|Final degree project||10||10|
|Anatomy-physiology 1||6||Core curriculum|
|Food science 1||5||Compulsory|
|Computer science||6||Core curriculum|
|Anatomy-physiology 2||6||Core curriculum|
|Food science 2||5||Compulsory|
|Physiology applied to nutrition||6||Core curriculum|
|English 1||6||Core curriculum|
|Professionalising seminar 1||4||Compulsory|
|Diet Therapy 1||6||Compulsory|
|Food service management||4||Compulsory|
|Professionalising seminar 2||4||Compulsory|
|Diet therapy 2||4||Compulsory|
|English in health sciences||6||Compulsory|
|Food preparation in diet therapy||4||Compulsory|
|External practice 1||7||Practicum|
|Economy and management-legislation||6||Compulsory|
|Diet therapy 3||4||Compulsory|
|Professionalising seminar 3||4||Compulsory|
|Option 1. Choose from one the following 2 options:||3||Optional|
|Nutrition and immunity|
|Nutrition and physical activity|
|Option 2. Choose from one the following 2 options:||3||Optional|
|Microbiome, probiotics and prebiotics|
|Nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics|
|Food science and food law||3||Compulsory|
|End-of-course project||10||Final degree project|
|External practice 2||17||Practicum|
|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 competences of the dietician-nutritionist profession.
- Get to know various areas of work and contact potential future employers.
Where can you do your internship?
Public Health Agency of Catalonia · 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 thesis, the step prior to the labor market
The thesis is a project that brings to a close the undergraduate-study stage. It must be a complete and relevant work, enabling students to integrate the competences, knowledge and skills acquired during their training. It must be applicable to the professional field in any of its aspects.
The types of work include: research project, bibliographic review, food and nutrition education program and professional-building work project.
It is an individual piece of work. It can be written in Catalan or Spanish, but must include a summary (in English, Catalan or Spanish). The length of the work will be between 20 and 30 pages of text; appendices are not included in this length.
The thesis is a tutored body of work. It lasts for one semester (the second semester of the 4th year of the degree). It is supervised by a professor/advisor involved in teaching one of the degree's subjects. The faculty's role is to accompany and guide the student methodologically throughout the process of undertaking the thesis —during its preparation, presentation and defense.
In order to pass, the thesis must be approved by the advisor (grade for the follow-up and the written work) and by the committee with a minimum grade of 5 out of 10 (in each part).
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.
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.
Community or public health nutrition
Working for people by developing and participating in food policy, prevention and health programs in general, and food education.
Acting as a consultant in the innovation and design of new products and in food-related social marketing.
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.
Giving training at public and private centers where knowledge about nutrition, food, dietetics and health is taught.
Being part of a multidisciplinary research and development team in the area of food, nutrition and health.
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 students' disposal
All the services you need throughout university
The admissions process for the 2022-2023 academic year begins on November 3, 2021 and ends on June 28, 2022. From this date, pre-enrollment will remain open in those bachelor degrees that have openings available.
Admission pathways to the School's bachelor degree studies
There are a number of different pathways for students to access a bachelor degree at the School:
- Successfully completed High School Diploma and University Entrance Exams. Students can access all the bachelor degrees at the School from any of the High School Diploma options.
- Foreign baccalaureate degree or high school diploma with the UNED credential. Students from education systems within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), or those 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, however, without the credential they will not be able to enroll in our bachelor 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 outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that do not have an agreement with the Spanish State will be able to access our bachelor 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 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 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 of admissions/academic secretary: [email protected]
- Higher education courses. Be in possession of a vocational training advanced technician diploma. Students who have completed an advanced training course in an area of knowledge related to the bachelor 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.
THIS INFORMATION ON CREDIT RECOGNITION IS STATED SEPARATELY FOR EACH OF THE THREE BACHELOR DEGREES IN THE STUDENT GUIDE:
- 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.
- Access to the University by experience accreditation. Persons with professional and work experience pertinent to these studies but who do not hold an academic qualification that allows them to apply to the university through other pathways, and who are 40 years of age or older on October 1st of the academic year in which the course commences, can access bachelor degree studies.
- 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, and who cannot prove professional or work experience, can access bachelor degree studies through this pathway.
- 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 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.
Stages of the admission process
The admission process for bachelor degree studies at the School is developed 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 degree webpage, or directly from here. You need to:
- Sign up on the unique registration system and create a username (if not previously obtained) and follow the instructions to completion.
- 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.
- 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.
Note: For courses with more than one timetable option (morning or afternoon), admission is granted by order of conditional enrollment and persons completing enrollment in July, if a timetable choice is still available, must bear in mind that enrollment will be carried out by order of pre-enrollment.
In-person pre-enrollment can be done on-site at the School, by visiting the Prospective Students Service and submitting the following:
- Provide the following documentation:
- Photocopy of ID card (both sides), passport or NIE residence card.
- Photocopy of the certificate of university admission test (PAU, CFGS...) if available at the time of pre-enrollment.
- Make a payment of €100 (non-refundable fee for pre-enrollment rights and processing) in cash or by credit/debit card, through a secure and confidential BBVA process.
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 PAU exam or completing their higher education training course. The test will be online.
The planned schedule of admission tests for the 2022-2023 academic year is:
- Monday, January 17, 2022, 9:30 a.m.
- Monday, February 21, 2022, 4:30 p.m.
- Monday, March 28, 2022, 9:30 a.m.
- Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 9:30 a.m. (only for the bachelor degree in Nursing)
- Monday, May 9, 2022, 4:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 4:30 p.m.
After this date, in the event that there are openings available in any bachelor 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.
A few days after taking the admission test, students of Physiotherapy and Human Nutrition and Dietetics will be informed, via email, of the admission resolution. After the admission test, applicants for the bachelor degree in Nursing will receive an email informing them if they are apt or not apt. If they are apt, they must send us their Baccalaureate or CFGS grade point average as soon as they have it. At the beginning of June, places will be allocated, and they will be notified by email whether they have been admitted or not. In the case of admitted students, in the same email they will be invited to enroll during the next enrollment call based on openings available and instructions on who to enroll will be provided.
The criterion used to call admitted students for enrollment in the two enrollment periods (conditional and final) is by order of pre-enrollment. It is important to bear in mind one timetable option may fill up during the conditional enrollment period. Admission will be confirmed as final if the student delivers the necessary documentation with their university admission test, entrance exam or CFGS, and completes final enrollment.
Persons admitted for enrollment can choose between two options, depending on whether or not they already have a university admission pathway:
- 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 openings 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 openings remain vacant, 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.
- Final enrollment
Enrollment is confirmed as final when the student has completed the admission pathway.
Upon enrollment, students are eligible to secure the openings and timetable options available.
Note: The criterion used to call admitted students for enrollment in the two enrollment periods (conditional and final) is by order of pre-enrollment. It is important to bear in mind one timetable option may fill up during the conditional enrollment period. Admission will be confirmed as final if the student delivers the necessary documentation with their university admission test, entrance exam or CFGS, and completes final enrollment.
Note: The required documentation must be uploaded through the document repository.
Studies can be paid upfront 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.
For the foreign student admission process, the following considerations and requirements must be taken into account in accordance with the prevailing regulations.
Students 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 (UNED Credential). They do not have to sit the University Entrance Exams, however, without the credential they will not be able to enroll in our bachelor 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.
Can access our bachelor 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 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 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. For any doubts or queries about the pre-enrollment or enrollment process, please contact the admissions department/academic secretary: [email protected]
We make it easy for you to access the studies you want
Studies can be paid for in a single payment or in installments. When paying in installments, the first payment is made for the amount of 37% of the total amount of the tuition, from which the reservation fee is deducted. The 9 deferred payments are due on the 5th of each month. The deferment of payments does not entail any surcharge on the deferred amount.
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Degree accredited by the AQU (Quality Assurance Agency)
Information from the Registry of Universities, Centers and Degrees (RUCT)
Reports by the Agency for the Quality of the University System of Catalonia (AQU Catalonia)
- 2013-2014 Center follow-up report
- 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Center follow-up report
- 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 Center follow-up report
Follow-up on the bachelor's degree in Nursing
Students and graduates
- Graduate satisfaction survey
- Satisfaction survey with admission and public information
- Service satisfaction survey
- Results of the AQU surveys
- 2018-2019 academic year teaching assessment
- 2019-2020 academic year teaching assessment
- 2020-2021 academic year course teaching assessment
- General thesis results
Administration and service staff
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.