Ensuring optimal nutrition and health:
The bachelor’s programme in Nutrition, Fitness and Health
How can nutrition and exercise improve an individual’s health? What are the factors that have an impact on health? You will find answers to these questions in our bachelor’s programme in Nutrition, Fitness and Health. Upon graduation, you will be able to touch lives and positively impact both individuals and communities alike by ensuring optimal nutrition and health for all. Come join our programme to achieve this rewarding career goal!
Our bachelor’s programme in Nutrition, Fitness and Health offers you a combination of theory-based and applied learning that will prepare you for your future career and the versatile tasks of working as a health professional in the nutrition and health industries. You will acquire the scientific and fundamental knowledge of nutrition, which includes health promotion, disease prevention and management, the importance of nutrition through the lifecycle, and the role of nutrition in exercise.
During your bachelor’s degree, you will also be provided with essential hands-on skills, through practical classes and internships, nutritional assessment techniques, nutrition intervention, kitchen techniques, and counselling skills.
As a graduate, you will possess a solid understanding of nutrition as your learn more about nutrition in the context of economy, society, and law and how these factors affect nutrition on an individual and public level.
What, where, when?
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Your training plan:
What you can expect in the Bachelor in Nutrition, Fitness and Health
In the bachelor’s degree programme, you will acquire the advanced theoretical knowledge and professional competencies which are essential to practice in the nutrition, fitness, and health industries. This includes mastering applied concepts and interventions with a focus on functions and tasks in communication, counselling, coaching, education, and management.
During your studies, you will acquire a solid knowledge in anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pathophysiology in order to be able to recognise the different factors and/or diseases disturbing the homeostasis of the organism, and planning and implementing suitable interventions from the nutrition and fitness sector.
In addition, you will also be equipped to develop and offer prevention courses in nutrition and fitness. The Nutrition, Fitness and Health study programme is a versatile programme that prepares you for different tracks you can select once you graduate.
Course of study
After you have been familiarised with the basic scientific concepts and the foundation essentials for nutrition, you will develop a fundamental understanding and knowledge of nutrition and health, dietetics, and other related food science as well as technology concepts. In our Kitchen/Dietetics Laboratory, you will start to learn about and practice cooking and kitchen techniques. Research methods will also be introduced to prepare you for your second year of the programme.
In the second year of study, you will acquire more in–depth, applied knowledge related to specific topics in dietetics and nutritional therapy but you will also engage in modules covering the areas of fitness and general health. You will continue to develop your soft skills such as communication, professionalism, and ethics. You will be provided with research methods and organisation of kitchen operations. The objective is to make you more focused on the profession and prepare you for the final year.
In the final year of the programme, you will be broadening your knowledge and education on nutrition through modules in nutritional economics and management, law and administration. You will also be applying your acquired knowledge and skills by being part of two internships for a total of 600 hours, including 300 hours in a clinical setting. At the end of your studies, you will write your bachelor’s dissertation.
On the home straight:
Career & perspectives
After completing your Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Fitness, and Health, you will have sought-after knowledge and skills in the areas of nutrition and health. This will provide you with a good basis for building a career contributing to improvement of healthcare, food, and nutrition while promoting physical activity.
After completing your Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Fitness and Health, you will have the advanced knowledge and expertise to play a leading role in the health and sport market as a registered dietician. You also can work as a nutritionist or even a health coach, in a wide range of organisations from private clinics, hospitals, primary care centres and recreational and health centres. You will carry out menu planning, diet programmes for the management of different diseases and conditions, community nutrition education promotion, and nutrition counselling while abiding by the practice code of ethics. Potential employers and areas of application are:
- Universities, schools, further education centres and research institutions
- Charities and non-profit organisations
- Private sectors such as private clinics and food manufacturers
- Rehabilitation centres
- Health associations and institutions
- Hospitals, clinics, therapy centres
- Recreational and fitness centres
- Public authorities and insurance companies
- Health offices, health departments and health authorities
Due to demographic changes and medical progress, the healthcare sector is constantly evolving. In an ageing society with growing health awareness, well-trained health professionals are becoming increasingly important. To actively shape your future, it is particularly important that you are well prepared for the coming changes. At LUNEX University you lay the foundation for a promising career.
As a graduate of the bachelor's degree, you have an excellent basis for further deepening your knowledge and can further your education by continuing post-graduate education at master’s degrees and PhD levels. You will also have the possibility to engage in advanced post-graduate continuing education certificates and diplomas such as sports nutrition, pediatrics, etc. to focus on your career.
What you will need to bring with you
Would you like to actively support the health and well-being of individuals? And promote better health and increased physical activity? Great, then you already have some of the core values needed for the Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Fitness and Health.
- University entrance qualification or equivalent qualification
- English Language Skills B2 Level (CEFR)
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How to apply
Ready to get started? Applying to LUNEX University is easy and possible at any time of the year. It only takes three steps to start your studies. We’ll show you just how the application works.
After receiving your online application for one of our study programmes, we will invite you to one of our Application Days. Based on the test results achieved there, we will decide whether you will be admitted directly to the course of study or whether you should first participate in our Pre-Bachelor Foundation Programme to complete and expand your knowledge.
Have you successfully participated in one of our our Application Days? Great, then you have now completed your application! You will receive your study contract from us by e-mail. Please print it out, sign it and send it by post to LUNEX University together with the relevant documents listed in the e-mail.
The Team Nutrition, Fitness and Health
“At LUNEX University, our approach is to educate students to understand the importance of nutrition and dietetics in improving the quality of life of individuals and societies. Students engage in in-class theoretical learning, case presentation, problem-based learning, and hands-on practical learning through on-campus laboratories, off-campus internships and community health promotion activities. The content of our modules range from understanding nutrition and food science, the role of nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention, nutritional management of diseases, research methodology, and nutrition counseling. We believe that with such a comprehensive approach, our students are prepared to directly enter the nutrition workforce in community and clinical settings, or through further education at Masters or PhD level. We strive to take a leading role on the local, regional, and long-term global health stage.”