Take advantage of the "FIT for a health profession?!" self-assessment test to see what a profession in health care requires and if you have the right qualities.
FIT for a health profession?! (in German only)
Dieticians are responsible for the nutritional management of healthy and sick persons, as well as in institutions and companies. As a legally recognized health professional and the only occupational group active in the field of nutrition, dieticians are the only experts besides doctors who may plan, implement and evaluate nutrition therapies. Counseling expertise and knowledge of the course of diseases therefore play a major role in the degree program in Dietetics. The practically oriented education provides you with the knowledge of medicine, nutrition, health communication and project management in health promotion necessary for a diversified professional future.
Petra Brandstätter Favoritenstraße 226, D.3.081100 Vienna T: +43 1 606 68 77-4200 F: +43 1 606 68 77-4209 email@example.com
Office hours during the semesterMon. to Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
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Application period for academic year 2020/21
16th February to 15th March 2020
tuition fee / semester:
+ ÖH premium + contribution**
* Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727 per semester
**for additional study expenses (currently up to €83 depending on degree program and year)
You enjoy working with people and are committed to life-long learning in order to provide the best nutrition therapy possible for patients and clients. In everyday life you combine the enjoyment of food with health consciousness. You have good knowledge of the natural sciences and food preparation. You possess strong people and communication skills.
FH Campus Wien is now the largest university of applied sciences for health in Austria. After the legal framework was created in 2006 to introduce the MTD academies and the midwife academy into the higher education sector, FH Campus Wien launched the first bachelor's degree programs in 2007. Shortly afterwards the first master's degree programs where launched in the Department of Health. Today, FH Campus Vienna now has extensive expertise and a large network at its disposal. An important partner in the areas of education, research and development is the Vienna Hospital Association (KAV). We also work closely with the professional association. At our attractive main campus you will benefit from our modern infrastructure, which also includes fully equipped function rooms such as a teaching kitchen. You will also have the opportunity to join an interdisciplinary, professional community. There is also great potential in research projects at the intersection of health and technology. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts.
The practically oriented degree program combines medicine, natural, social and human sciences. Communication, counseling expertise and knowledge of the development and course of diseases play a major role. Internships that can be completed abroad make up approximately 25% of the bachelor's degree program. Workshops and projects provide varied teaching and learning processes. In practice the profession is more and more concerned with advising people on nutrition and providing training, for example in order to prevent diet-related lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Health promotion begins in kindergartens and schools, and this is also where the degree program in Dietetics is also active. As part of the course "Project Management", a prevention project is designed and implemented in practice. This is done in cooperation with a school in the 10th district, where dietetics students introduce school children to the importance of eating a healthy diet. The students and school children cook together in the teaching kitchen at FH Campus Wien to show everyone that healthy food can be very tasty. With the event "Pimp your food", dietetics students at the main campus of FH Campus Wien recently encouraged visitors to include more fruits and vegetables in their daily diet and thus implemented project ideas and concepts from courses in practice. Their ideas included delicious smoothies in the entrance hall, practical tips in the form of recipes via Facebook, a photo contest and much more. Another successful class project is the "Dietetics-WiKi", which was designed and implemented as part of an e-learning best practice project and is an integral part of the teaching. This media WiKi tool supports competence-oriented, student-centered, interdisciplinary and networked learning and teaching.
You acquire a broad theoretical education and complete internships relevant to the dietician profession.
Grammar: speaking hypothetically, comparisonsSkills: speaking about character traits; discussing career prospectsWhat we eat; text comprehension; using words / phrases relating to food products; writing a formal report; using appropriate linking words; understanding and documenting film materials; critical analysis of eating habits and fast food productsThe body : Parts of the body, Functions of the body , The gastrointestinal system, Talking about your physical condition; medical terminologyPatient communicationFood and nutrientsIllnesses and digestive disorders
lecture, discussions, pair work, group work, presentations, writing tasks, film material, role plays
Nutrition assessment, goal setting, client-centered counseling, empathetic communicationSkills: communications skills such as active listening, empathizing, asking closed and open-ended questions, using effective education language and strategies, giving non-judgemental feedback, evoking change talk, exploring importance of change, offering professional advice, promoting motivation
TimesMon to Fri, all day (in exceptional cases also on Saturdays)
Language of InstructionGerman
In addition to being awarded the academic title of "Bachelor of Science in Health Studies", after completing the degree program you will also receive a legally recognized professional qualification. Besides doctors, dieticians are the only occupational group active in the field of nutrition that is allowed to work with sick people. Only with this degree program is it possible to practice the profession of dietician. The MTD Act is the basis for this degree program. The practically oriented degree program means that you will be ready to work immediately. In addition to therapy, the profession is moving more and more towards prevention and health promotion. In every area where you work you apply your know-how of counseling concepts and techniques as a tool to actually reach people. You work with people of all ages, for example in kindergartens, companies, hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, your own dietician practice or at home. As a dietician you will work in interdisciplinary teams or in one-on-one counseling. You will work in this profession either as a staff member or self-employed and will plan and implement nutrition therapies and evaluate their results. In food service management for hospitals and other facilities you will calculate various types of diets, train staff or supervise the preparation of the food. At hospitals, and especially in research, you will be engaged in interdisciplinary work. In addition, you can also apply your knowledge in the industry or in the media. Other areas include prevention and health promotion, for example in schools, businesses, restaurants and hotels as well as in communities.
Nutrition counseling begins with children and plays an important role even into old age. Prevention and therapy will be the core tasks of your future professional life. As a dietician, you can work either as a staff member or self-employed. The following occupations will be open to you:
Master course for advanced professional training, part-time
Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
University entrance qualification examination for medicine, dental medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy. Information and institutes that offer courses to prepare for the university entrance qualification examination can be found on the portal Erwachsenenbildung.at of the Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Frauen.
Secondary vocational school with auxiliary examinations from: a college of business administration, hotel management, tourism or hospitality, a commercial school, special forms of secondary agriculture and forestry schools: agriculture and food management, general agriculture, alpine agriculture. School for general health and nursing, school for pediatric care, school for psychiatric health and care or a school for medical-technical service. Apprenticeship groups with auxiliary examinations: Cook and catering specialist.
Proof of English proficiency of level 1 must be provide by the beginning of the degree program.
There are 15 places available in the bachelor's degree program in Dietics each year. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:20,5.To apply you will require the following documents:
Please note!It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session.
The selection process consists of a written test and an interview with the selection committee.
Head of Degree Program Dietology T: +43 1 606 68 77-4201 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dietician, Academic Staff
We work closely with the Vienna Hospital Association (KAV), universities like the Medical University of Vienna, the Austrian Association of Dietitians and other health care facilities. This guarantees you strong contacts for internships, employment or participation in research and development activities. You will complete the extensive internships at, among others, the hospitals of Vienna Hospital Association (KAV). You can find information about our cooperation activities and much more at Campusnetzwerk. It's well worth visiting the site as it may direct you to a new job or interesting event held by our cooperation partners!