Health / Bachelor's degree programme

General information for the a.y. 2021-2022

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
Call for Application / Short list Graduatorie di ammissione ai corsi di Laurea delle Professioni Sanitarie e successivi ripescaggi A.A. 2021-2022


The three-year degree programme in Dietistics trains the Dietician healthcare operator, who promotes the health and well-being of the person through proper nutrition, both for healthy individuals and communities, and for sick people. The training programme allows students to acquire skills in the field of human nutrition, catering, prevention and nutritional therapy of diseases. 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.

Course content

The study of bio-medical disciplines allows the understanding of the physiological and pathological processes concerning nutrition and dietetics. The knowledge of the psycho-pedagogical principles make graduates skilled in food education. The medical-clinical, deontological, legislative teachings and the internship allow students to acquire specific skills in clinical nutrition and dietotherapy. The job-oriented internship with tutors is compulsory for the three years of the programme. Students passing the final degree examination are awarded the Bachelor's Degree in Dietistics and register in the Order TSRM-PSTRP, being qualified for the profession of Dietician.

Career options

The Dietician is the healthcare operator skilled in all activities aimed at correctly applying nutrition and dietotherapy to healthy and ill people. In the clinical field, Dieticians formulate the personalised diets prescribed to patients, monitoring their effectiveness; they collaborate to the treatment of eating disorders; process the composition of food rations and menus to meet the nutritional needs of population groups; take care of catering services (canteens, residential facilities); carry out research and educational activities to promote proper lifestyles. 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 Dietistics enables students to access the Master's Degree Programme in Caring and Human Nutrition Technical Healthcare Professions, Specialisation Programmes and Vocational Master Programmes (1st level).

After the degree

Bachelor's Degree

More information

Course Director
prof. Marco Bertolotti
dott.ssa Silvia Toni coordinatore AFP

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