This post-compulsory program trains students to prepare diets, control the quality of people’s food, analyse eating behaviours and schedule and apply educational activities to improve people’s eating habits.
The duration is 2,000 hours (1,590 in class and 410 in internships) divided in two academic years.
People having some of the following requirements can access directly to the program:
Have the high school diploma or equivalent
Have a Vocational Education and Training diploma (VET) or a Certificate of Higher Education (HNC)
Professional or technical specialist
Have any Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
Having passed the university entrance test for over 25 years
People not having any of the aforementioned requirements must pass an entrance test. In order to apply, it is necessary be aged 19 years old or turn 19 during the year in which the test will take place.
The Technician in Dietetics training is based on the following competences:
The elaboration and supervision of adapted diets for persons and groups according to their nutritional needs.
The elaboration and supervision of adapted diets for patients and groups according to their specific pathologies.
The control and supervision of the qualitative composition of foods, to determine its hygienic and dietetic quality.
The supervision of preservation, handling and transformation of foods.
The promotion of people’s and the community health through activities that promote good eating habits.
Analyse persons and groups dietary needs.
Identify physiological, pathological and socio-cultural characteristics for dietary specifications and interpret anthropometric and clinical data of the prescription and medical record.
Detect preferences, possibilities and other information having an impact on the diet monitoring and relate all the information obtained through baseline dietary and nutritional parameters to elaborate and adapt diets and follow up.
Interpret the data of the prescription, the dietary record and foods and nutritional tables, calculate the necessary energy requirements and determine the type and quantity of foods that can be eaten, its distribution and the way of cooking, as well as schedule the dietary monitoring in order to respond to the dietary needs of persons or groups.
Control the processes of preservation, handling and transformation of foods, identify its physicochemical and organoleptic characteristics, and relate the systems and conditions of preservation, packaging, storage, preparation and cooking with the critical points and control procedures.
Interpret the applicable regulations in each case, detect alterations in processes and products and propose corrective measures to verify the hygienic and dietary quality of food for human consumption.
M1 Organization and management of work in the Dietetics Unit/Cabinet (60 hours)
M2: Balanced nutrition (270 hours)
M3: Diet therapy (240 hours)
M4: Food control (180 hours)
M5: Microbiology and food hygiene (180 hours)
M6: Health education and promotion (90 hours)
M7: Pathophysiology in dietetics (240 hours)
M8: Relationships within the work team (60 hours)
M9: Professional training and career guidance (60 hours)
M10: Internships (410 hours)
M11: Synthesis (60 hours)
M12: Kitchens workshop (45 hours)
M13: Sports nutrition (45 hours)
M14: Psychology in dietetics (60 hours)
Which career opportunities does the HNC in Dietetics offer you?
This training gives access to the working world as:
Technician in dietetics and nutrition
Food technologist in catering companies
Food safety technician
Do you want to continue studying?
The qualification of technical specialist obtained at the end of this program gives access to any Bachelor’s Degree. People who have obtained a Certificate of Higher Education (HNC) can validate ECTS university credits.
For further information, consult the Canal Universidades here.
Pre-enrollment: from 1st February to 30th June, 2022 Enrollment: from 18th July to 22th July, 2022*
*Waiting for official dates from the Education’s Department.
We remind you that the booking of a place will only be understood to have been made once the payment of 250,00 € has been validated, which must be made to the account number that you will find specified in the last section of the pre-enrollment form. It is very important that once you do the bank transfer, you write the name and surname of the student and the name of the formative cycle to which he/she is pre-registering.
The confirmation of place, which will be made via email, will be communicated from the date of the end of the pre-enrollment period (30th June), based on the date of pre-enrollment and payment and according to the criteria set out above. Exceptions will be made for students placed in third preference for admission to higher education, who will receive confirmation of their place the last week of July.
Program | Technician in Dietetics
Level | Certificate of Higher Education (HNC)
Duration | 2,000 hours (2 years)
Training at school | 1,590 hours
Internship | 410 hours
Location | Center Garbí (C/Francesc Macià, 65 - 17190 Salt-Girona)
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