Dietistic

Bachelor's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaHealth
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations

Presentation

The degree program in Dietetics (=Dietistic) trains students to become dieticians, professionals who are dedicated to ensuring the health and well-being of individuals, communities, or patients through a proper and balanced diet. The course work is therefore directed towards the acquisition of expertise both in the field of human nutrition and of food services, as well as in the prevention of diseases linked to nutrition (obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, eating disorders, etc.), and their treatment through diet therapy. Students will gain a theoretical background in the fields of biology and chemistry, as well as practical technical knowledge and skills about diets and diet therapy. Upon completion of the three-year program, and once the final accreditation examination has been passed, graduates will be qualified to practice the profession of dietician in the sector of health care or in other areas.

Course content

The degree program in Dietetics (=Dietistic) trains students to become dieticians, professionals who are dedicated to ensuring the health and well-being of individuals, communities, or patients through a proper and balanced diet. The course work is therefore directed towards the acquisition of expertise both in the field of human nutrition and of food services, as well as in the prevention of diseases linked to nutrition (obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, eating disorders, etc.), and their treatment through diet therapy. Students will gain a theoretical background in the fields of biology and chemistry, as well as practical technical knowledge and skills about diets and diet therapy. Upon completion of the three-year program, and once the final accreditation examination has been passed, graduates will be qualified to practice the profession of dietician in the sector of health care or in other areas.

Career options

A dietician is a healthcare professional who is an expert in food, nutrition, and dietetics. In particular, dieticians can practice their profession in three principal areas. In the clinical field, a dietician designs and plans individualized diets (prescribed by physicians) for patients, monitors their clinical progress, and collaborates with other professionals in the treatment of eating disorders. In the field of collective nutrition, dieticians work on the composition of food portions and menus to meet the nutritional needs of different population groups. They can be involved in the quality control of food services in schools, companies, hospitals, and elderly care cafeterias, or they can work as teacher-educators in an academic or health setting to promote healthy eating habits. Dieticians can also work independently in health institutions (hospitals, clinics, outpatient facilities), and in public or private institutions (e.g., restaurants, food industries, nurseries, sports centers).

After the degree

After a degree in Dietetics, graduates can attend Master's Degree Programmes in Healthcare Technical Professions and in Nutrition, and short vocational Master programs.

More information

Course Director
prof. Francesca Carubbi
e-mail francesca.carubbi@unimore.it
Tutor
dott.ssa Patrizia Pedrazzi, coordinatore AFP
e-mail cdl_dietistica@unimore.it, patrizia.pedrazzi@unimore.it

The course is managed by the Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences