Bachelor Nutrition Sciences

Nutrition Sciences is an area with a significant impact on human health. A healthy dietary pattern is essential for promoting health and preventing various pathologies. The evidence showing a link between diet, dietary and nutritional imbalances, and some Read more



DegreeBachelor Semesters8 Credits240
  • Presentation


    Nutrition Sciences is an area with a significant impact on human health. A healthy dietary pattern is essential for promoting health and preventing various pathologies. The evidence showing a link between diet, dietary and nutritional imbalances, and some chronic diseases with a higher morbidity and mortality rate, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and some types of cancer, is increasingly solid and relevant. Lusófona University's Degree in Nutrition Sciences contributes to training nutritionists with the latest scientific knowledge, enabling them to practice professionally in all areas of human food and nutrition. Lusófona University's Degree in Nutrition Sciences is distinguished by its strong clinical teaching, since students have the opportunity to witness the clinical practice of a Nutritionist in a real-life context from early on in their learning, due to the NutriAção program. In addition, Lusófona University's Degree in Nutrition Sciences is a course that stands out for its practice and scientific evidence, as students develop various research projects in their areas of interest in nutrition and food, very early on in their training. Students are encouraged to publish their projects, so that they have contact with all aspects of scientific research, right through to the dissemination and communication of results.
  • Admission Conditions

    Admission Conditions

    Podem candidatar-se a este ciclo de estudos os que apresentem candidatura através do concurso institucional de acesso e tenham aprovação à seguinte prova:

    • 02 Biologia e Geologia

    Candidates may also apply via the regimes of institution/programme transfer or via Special Application, in accordance with the legal regulations in force (holders of higher education degree, holders of a Technological Specialization Course, holders of Professional Higher Technician Course or Over 23 years of Age). Candidates who meet the requirements defined in the International Student Statute can also apply.
  • Who is this course for?

    Who is this course for?

    Lusófona University's Degree in Nutritional Sciences is especially aimed at anyone with a professional interest in nutrition, food, and dietetics. All those with a special interest in the prevention and treatment of disease, as well as the promotion of individual and community health, will enjoy this cycle of studies.
  • Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

    Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

    Graduates of Lusófona University's Nutrition Sciences degree course will have the following skills: - Public Health - Assess and analyze the nutritional status and consumption habits of the population and promote the planning of food recommendations for groups of individuals, designing food and nutrition programs. - Clinical Nutrition - Assessing nutritional status at an individual level, as well as carrying out a dietary anamnesis, providing individual nutritional assistance, and making a nutritional diagnosis and prescription, based on clinical, biochemical, anthropometric, and dietary data. - Food and Catering - Managing, planning, organizing, monitoring, and evaluating facilities, personnel, and foodstuffs in the areas of catering, public catering, and hotels. Planning menus and optimizing the cost/quality ratio of meals. - Research and Teaching - Teaching Nutrition Science courses, advanced professional training courses, or other courses in subjects within the scope of their competencies. Developing research projects relevant to the field of nutrition and food sciences and its importance for disease prevention and health promotion. - Sports - Assessing nutritional status, and nutritional needs and drawing up appropriate dietary plans, according to the sport, time of the season, and performance objectives. - Agri-food industry - Collaborate in developing new food products, based on nutritional recommendations and clinical guidelines.
  • Objectives


    Lusófona University's Nutrition Sciences degree course aims to train highly scientifically and ethically qualified nutritionists, capable of promoting the health and well-being of individuals and populations. The main aim of Lusófona University's Degree in Nutritional Sciences is to train professionals with solid scientific knowledge in the basic health sciences (biological and chemical areas), as well as in physiology and pathology, to provide Nutritionists with a sustained, structured, and up-to-date professional practice.
  • Career Opportunities

    Career Opportunities

    Professionals graduating from Lusófona University's Nutrition Sciences degree course can perform as excellent nutritionists in a variety of areas, such as Clinical Nutrition, Community Nutrition and Public Health, Collective Nutrition and Catering, Food Technology, as well as Training, Teaching, and Scientific Research. These professional activities can be carried out in places such as health centers, hospitals, clinics, catering companies, local authorities, private social solidarity institutions, pharmacies, sports and recreational clubs or companies, the food industry, food production, training and research entities, among others.
  • Future Studies

    Future Studies

    After completing the Lusófona University Degree in Nutritional Sciences, which includes attending the curricular internship, accessing the professional internship of the Order of Nutritionists is possible. In addition, the Lusófona University Degree in Nutrition Sciences allows you to enter 2nd cycle programs, such as the Lusófona University Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition.
  • Infrastructure and Equipment

    Infrastructure and Equipment

    Students on the Nutrition Sciences degree course at Lusófona University have at their disposal several laboratories specially designed for research in the health sciences, a body composition analysis laboratory with Bone Densitometry (DEXA) equipment, a laboratory with a virtual anatomy table (Anatomage) for specialized learning in anatomy, physiology, and pathology, multipurpose support laboratories, new bioanalytical and biomedical areas, meeting rooms, a library, computer rooms, an auditorium, and teleconferencing.
  • Research


    Development of various national and international research projects in the area of nutrition sciences, such as the influence of dietary patterns on body composition, metabolic markers cardiovascular risk; diet and skin health; health literacy; sustainable nutrition, and the use of waste, among others.
  • Observations


    Lusófona University's Degree in Nutritional Sciences illustrates the fundamental principles of the educational project in the fields of health, based on coherence and sustained pedagogical and scientific quality: - In laboratory teaching, it is essential to develop a culture of "experimental teaching"; - In research, contributing to the "creation of knowledge" and the (academic) progress of its teachers and collaborators; - The interdisciplinary approach; - Experienced and specialized teaching staff; - Continuous evaluation and ongoing quality monitoring.
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Current Application Dates

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Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force.
    • Application Fees
      Admission for Undergraduates 215€
      Holders of University Degree 215€
      Readmission 100€
      Over 23 years 215€
      International student 350€
      Change Course 100€
      International Student with ENEM 350€
    • Registration Fees
      Registration 286€
      Student Insurance 45€
      Enrollment 350€
    • Tuition
      Average monthly value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 430.2€
      Per ECTS 14.34€

Course Direction


Marisa Paiva

  • Telephone extension
  • Location
    Sala B 1.5
  • Service hours
    2ª a 6ªf - 9h30 às 13h e das 14h30 às 17h

Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior

Acreditation state
Acreditado - Deliberation
Registry number: R/A-Cr 90/2011/AL03

Graduation Requirements

Have completed a total of 240 ECTS.
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