The Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics provides comprehensive knowledge about food science, nutrition, dietetics and catering, specializing in providing healthcare through diet, in terms of prevention and treatment. It is made up of 240 ECTS credits (4 years)
Studying Nutrition at the University of Navarra
The School of Pharmacy is part of the University of Navarra's Biomedical and Experimental Sciences Campus, which is made up of four schools (Pharmacy, Medicine, Sciences and Nursing) and four research centers (Clínica Universidad de Navarra, CIMA, CIFA and ICAUN), which share over 2,000 professionals, thus offering a unique interdisciplinary education.
Practical education plays an important role in the curricula at the School, for which reason students carry out laboratory practice beginning in the First Year, and this accounts for 35% of class hours throughout the degree program.
We have state-of-the-art facilities such as the Practical Pharmacy Facility, the Dietetics Service Simulation Center, the pharmaceutical technology pilot plant, and the Galenic Center. All are the first of their kind in Spain and are dedicated to helping students acquire professional competences.
The School of Pharmacy offers three diplomas to complement the Degree, two international diplomas: the International Pharmaceutical Certificate and the International Nutrition Certificate, which allow over 100 ECTS credits to be taken in English; and a Diploma in Sports Nutrition, which is being launched this academic year in collaboration with the Spanish Olympic Committee and seeks to be a national and international leader in sports nutrition.
In addition to the diplomas, there are different pathways that allow students to orient their studies based on the professional path they wish to pursue. For the Degree in Pharmacy, there are four pathways: Clinical Care, Industrial, Research and Food Science; and for the Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics there are: Clinical Care, Food and Consumption, and Research.
The high quality that our students receive positions us at the top of university rankings; thus, on El Mundo's 2017 university rankings, the degree programs taught by the School were in the top positions, with the Degree in Nutrition in first place and the Degrees in Pharmacy in fourth place.
Professional functions of the Degree in Nutrition
Professional functions define the environments in which professionals can carry out their practice, establish the conditions for that practice and set any qualitative or quantitative limits on the same.
To ensure that professions do not encroach on one another and are not practiced irresponsibly, there are several regulatory provisions that define the tasks of each professional area.
The professional practice of dieticians/nutritionists in Spain is regulated by two pieces of legislation:
- Law 44 of November 21, 2003 on organization of health professions.
- Order CIN/730 of March 18, 2009 establishing the requirements for verification of official university degrees that qualify one for the profession of Dietician/Nutritionist.
Study at the School of Pharmacy and Nutrition of the University of Navarra allows you:
· To live with excellent professors and lecturers (100% accredited by ANECA).
· To enjoy an education with high practical content.
· To enrich this academic education with periods abroad: the Faculty has more than 80 agreements with universities and international institutions.
· To have a Career Office that offers a professional path, personalized attention and announcement of internship and employment offers.