Welcome to the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Dutch taught Programme
Wherever you look, on television in books and magazines: a healthy diet and life is hot! Small wonder. Indeed, nowadays overweight is the main threat to public health. But……...what is a healthy diet and what absolutely is not. Is that the same for everybody? How do we make people aware of the risks of an unhealthy life style? That is the expertise of the nutritionist/dietician. As a specialist in the field of nutrition and health you work mainly consists of : anamnesis, advice and prescription. For instance: what can or cannot eat a person who suffers from diabetes; what is the best advice for a person with an allergy, with overweight; which diet is required to achieve good results in a specific type of sport, etc.
You will understand that an important part of your work consists of motivating and coaching clients and patients towards a different diet and consequently a different life style.
In short: anywhere where diet plays a part you’ll find the nutritionist/dietician.
As a graduate of our bachelor programme you may find a job in health care , but just as easy in other areas: in nutritional information services, in pharmaceutical and foods industry, in public services, in business, giving product information, or in research. In sports nutrition plays an increasingly important part. As sports dietician you may for instance counsel professional sportsmen. Want to work independently? Running a business of your own is also possible.
Do you recognize yourself in the following:
then Nutrition and Dietetics is the study for you!
- are you interested in nutrition and health?
- are you good at convincing people?
- are you interested in how people react to food and diet?
- do you like to investigate?
- are you a team player?