Nutritional Sciences, Bachelor of Science

Distance learning program @ IU International University of Applied Sciences 

The Bachelor's program in Nutritional Sciences provides knowledge about the importance of nutrition for the health and well-being of people. Students learn how to create nutrition plans and how to consider the nutritional needs of different groups of people. The focus is on a scientific approach based on current knowledge and research findings. Graduates can work, for example, in the food industry, public health sector, or nutrition counseling.

At a Glance

University IU International University of Applied Sciences, UAS based in Erfurt
Field of Study Health SciencesNutritional Science
Degree Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Duration 6 Semesters
ECTS 180 Credit Points
Language of Instruction German
Course contents Chemical and Physical Fundamentals, Introduction to Scientific Work, Statistics, Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry and Nutrition, Fundamentals of Micro- and Molecular Biology, Nutritional Physiology, Nutrition Science, Hygiene and Toxicology, Cost and Performance Accounting, Applied Nutrition Science, Food Science, Product Knowledge and Bromatology, Food Technology, Personal Skills, Marketing, Pathophysiology of Nutrition/Nutritional Medicine I, Pathophysiology of Nutrition/Nutritional Medicine II, Project: Food Science Exercises, Project: Dietary Exercises, Nutritional Sociology, Quality Management in Healthcare, Food Law, Personality Psychology & Differential Psychology, Elective Module A, Elective Module B, Communication and Conversation Skills I, Communication and Conversation Skills II, Practical Project: Nutritional Sciences I, Practical Project: Nutritional Sciences II, Seminar: Current Topics in Nutritional Sciences, Agile Project Management, Bachelor Thesis
Electives Quality Management Nutrition, Nutritional Therapy
Location online
ZFU Approval The Central State Office for Distance Learning (ZFU) has approved the course Nutritional Sciences under the number 1103019c.
Enrollment Anytime
Fees
from 259 € monthly
from 15063 € total
More Info https://www.iu-fernstudium.de
  • flexible distance learning without the need for attendance at Germany's largest university
  • start studying at any time, no semester system
  • no NC (numerus clausus), no admission restrictions
  • Interesting specializations, such as quality management or health economics

These are the requirements for the Bachelor of Nutritional Sciences

With your Bachelor's in Nutritional Sciences, you can work, for example, as a quality & hygiene manager, as a healthcare & nutrition manager, or as a nutrition consultant.

You can be admitted to the part-time distance learning program in Nutritional Sciences at IU International University if you present either a secondary school leaving certificate (the general higher education entrance qualification), a technical secondary school leaving certificate, or a subject-related higher education entrance qualification.

In addition, you can also study Nutritional Sciences without a secondary school leaving certificate. To be admitted to the IU distance learning program without a secondary school leaving certificate, you must have completed an advanced training course, such as becoming a state-certified business economist, or have a master craftsman's certificate. You can also be admitted if you have completed a vocational training and have worked full-time for at least 3 years following this training.

These are the study contents in the online degree program in Nutritional Sciences

This Bachelor's degree at IU comprises approximately 32 modules that you will take and complete over the course of 6 semesters of regular study time. Each module is worth 5-10 credits (ECTS) and concludes with an examination performance such as a paper or an exam. In total, you will accumulate 180 credits from module to module and from semester to semester.

The typical course schedule for the full-time study program in Nutritional Sciences looks as follows:

  • Semester 1: Chemical and Physical Fundamentals, Introduction to Scientific Work, Statistics, Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry, Nutrition Biochemistry, Basics of Micro and Molecular Biology
  • Semester 2: Nutritional Physiology, Nutrition Science, Hygiene and Toxicology, Cost and Performance Accounting, Applied Nutrition Science, Food Science
  • Semester 3: Product Science, Bromatology, Food Technology, Personal Skills, Marketing, Pathophysiology of Nutrition/Nutritional Medicine I, Pathophysiology of Nutrition/Nutritional Medicine II
  • Semester 4: Project: Food Science Exercises, Project: Dietary Exercises, Nutrition Sociology, Quality Management in Healthcare, Food Law, Personality Psychology & Differential Psychology
  • Semester 5: Elective Module A, Elective Module B, Communication and Conversation I, Communication and Conversation II
  • Semester 6: Practical Project: Nutritional Sciences I, Practical Project: Nutritional Sciences II, Seminar: Current Topics in Nutritional Sciences, Agile Project Management, Bachelor Thesis

What makes the Bachelor's program in Nutritional Sciences at IU special is the many opportunities to specialize in subject areas based on your own interests and professional fields in the elective module area.

For the first specialization, you can choose from these exciting modules: Nutrition Quality Management, Nutritional Therapy.

For the second specialization, you can select one of these study modules: Quality Management, Nutritional Therapy II, Foreign Languages, Gastronomy and Catering, Health Economics (Specialization), Health Care Management, Hospital Management, Market Psychology, Project Management (Specialization), Quality Management, Inpatient Care and Nursing, System Gastronomy, Business Start-Up, Billing and Financing Systems, Outpatient Care and Nursing, General Studies.

How Flexible is the Standard Study Time in Distance Learning Nutritional Sciences?

At IU International University, in the part-time distance learning program, you choose one of 3 study models:

  • In full-time study, the standard study time is 6 semesters or 36 months. You can extend the standard study time by up to 2 semesters or 12 months at no additional cost. Full-time study in Nutritional Sciences is particularly suitable for those who are not working or only work a few hours per week.
  • In part-time study I, the standard study time is 8 semesters or 48 months. You can extend the standard study time by up to 2 semesters or 12 months at no additional cost. Part-time study I is suitable, for example, if you work part-time alongside your studies.
  • In part-time study II, the standard study time is 12 semesters or 72 months. You can extend the standard study time by up to 2 semesters or 12 months at no additional cost. Part-time study II is particularly suitable if you are heavily engaged professionally alongside your distance learning studies.

By the way, during your studies, you can also take a semester off at no additional cost.

How Does Online Study Work at IU?

A study program that adapts to your life: In online studies at IU, you can learn flexibly and digitally where and when you want.

In the Distance Learning Nutritional Sciences program at IU International University, there is no attendance requirement - you continuously learn from home, in the library of your choice, or wherever you can learn best.

You can take your modules and classes whenever you want. This allows you to flexibly create your study plan and semester schedule.

A central element of IU distance learning is your interactive study scripts. You will receive the scripts in printed form as well as digitally in PDF and for tablets. Through the smart app IU Learn, you have access to the scripts for your Nutritional Sciences studies as well as scripts from all other distance learning programs at IU.

Through myCampus, the online campus of IU, you also have access to additional materials, such as videos. You can interact with your lecturers and fellow students, for example, in virtual live formats, through interactive classes.

And exams? You can choose to take online exams. You can take an online exam at any time around the clock once you feel adequately prepared. Alternatively, you can take the exam at one of the numerous exam centers of IU throughout Germany.

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