Ernährung & Diätetik

  • Department/School
  • Fernfachhochschule Schweiz
  • Head of course
  • Stephanie Baumgartner Perren
  • Qualification awarded
  • Bachelor of Science in Ernährung & Diätetik
  • Course type
  • Flexible distance learning:
    - 80% online;
    - 20% attendance in class.
    180 ECTS in 8 semesters + 1 year internship.
  • Admission
  • Max 50 people
  • Language
  • German
  • Application fee
  • 150 CHF + 200 CHF
  • Course fee
  • 1'800 CHF
  • Centre
  • Zurich, Bern.
  • Start date
  • 15 August 2020
  • Application deadline
  • 31 August 2019
  • Description
  • Nutrition is a fascinating professional field. The topic is part of everyday life, related to everybody and a source of pleasure. In dietetics, an understanding of nutrition is utilised to help people who are sick. Medical-scientific knowledge and psycho-social understanding are applied equally. The Bachelor in Ernährung & Diätetik programme offers a solid vocational qualification and the opportunity to enter a diversified professional sector.


During the core programme, students acquire knowledge in the fields of nutrition, anatomy, physiology, and in how to conduct consultations. During their specialisation studies, students focus on dietetics, the consultation process and practical training. Great importance is attached to attaining an overview of the various professional sectors and of the scientific working mode.

  • General understanding of the healthcare policy (priorities and requirements of the healthcare policy).
  • Specific professional skills and methodological competences (scientific skills, evidence-based practice, measures for improving quality of life, clinical thinking, best practice in terms of service/treatment provision).
  • Professionalism and sense of responsibility (recognition of limits, ethics, capacity for personal development, research skills, autonomy).
  • Abilities in terms of communications, interaction, documentation (collaborative approach, managing relations with clients and relatives, documentation).

Admission requirements

Applicants possessing the following qualifications are admitted to the Bachelor programme:
- vocational high school leaving examination;
- technical high school leaving examination;
- high school leaving examination;
- diploma from a technical high school (HF) in the healthcare sector.

Career prospects

The BSc Degree in Ernährung & Diätetik opens up a broad range of work opportunities in the following areas:
- Nutritional consulting.
- Teaching or research.
- Health promotion and disease prevention.
- Marketing and public relations.
- Product development and quality management.
- Gastronomy for communities.
Graduates can therefore work in very diverse sectors:
- Hospitals and rehabilitation centres.
- Retirement homes and nursing homes.
- Medical clinics, healthcare centers.
- Health insurance companies.
- Private and public service institutions.
- Food industry and foodstuff trading.
- Media.
- Own consulting studio (after some years of professional experience).