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Health / Bachelor's degree programme

General information for the a.y. 2024-2025

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

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


The three-year degree programme in Dietetics trains the health professional Dietitian, who promotes personal health and well-being through proper diet and nutrition, both in healthy individuals and the community and in sick individuals. The training provides skills related to dietetics and nutrition in the preventive and clinical, catering and research fields. The integration of knowledge and practical experience allows the optimal training of the Dietician, who can practice the profession both in the healthcare field and in other fields.

Programme contents

The study of bio-medical disciplines allows the understanding of the physiological and pathological processes concerning nutrition and dietetics. Knowledge of psycho-pedagogical fundamentals makes one competent in nutrition education and in building the therapeutic alliance. The medical-clinical, deontological, legislative teachings and the internship allow students to acquire specific skills in clinical nutrition and diet therapy. Professional training with vocational tutors and trainee guides is compulsory during the three years of the programme. The final graduation examination confers the title of Doctor of Dietetics and qualifies the holder to practise as a dietician, while allowing registration in the relevant TSRM-PSTRP order.

Job opportunities

The dietician is the health professional competent in all activities aimed at the correct application of nutrition and diet therapy, in health and illness. In the clinical field, he/she elaborates and formulates the customised diets prescribed to patients by the doctor, monitoring their implementation and effectiveness, collaborates in the treatment of eating disorders, elaborates the composition of food rations and menus to meet the nutritional needs of population groups, deals with collective catering services (canteens, residential facilities), carries out educational activities to promote healthy lifestyles, and conducts research. Dieticians carry out their profession independently and in a responsible manner, working as self-employed professionals or employees, in healthcare (clinics, hospitals) and non- healthcare facilities (local authorities, catering companies, food industries, schools, sports centres), both public and private. The Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics allows access to the Master's Degree in Science of Technical Assistance Health Professions (Class LM/SNT-3) and in Human Nutrition Science (Class LM-61), and to postgraduate courses and vocational Master programmes (1st level).

More information

Course Director:
prof. Marco Bertolotti
tel. 059 396 1802
Tutoring delegate:
dott.ssa Silvia Raggi
tel. 059 2055365