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Programmes

Global Nutrition and Health

Bachelor of Public Health Nutrition and Food Policy or Lifestyle and Health Education, 210 ECTS
Health care, social services, and care services

Institution VIA University College
Campus Campus Aarhus N
Duration 3,5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website http://www.viauc.com/schools-faculties/faculty-of-health-sciences/globalnutritionandhealth/programme/Pages/programme.aspx

Description

The programme in Global Nutrition and Health consists of a basic year (two semesters) and two and a half years (five semesters) of specialised studies in one of two fields: 

1. Public Health Nutrition and Food Policy
The overall aim of this specialisation is to work with health promotion on community level both in Denmark and abroad. Focus is on nutrition and health but also on food production and on the consequences of it. Inequalities in health and nutrition are also important aspects which are seen between different countries but also within specific countries. Therefore, when it comes to problems with under- and malnutrition it is not only related to the developing countries but to the western countries as well.

2. Lifestyle and Health Education
The overall aim of this specialization is to work holistic with health interventions both for individuals and groups. Focus is to obtain skills in motivational communication, management and guidance hence a lot of the education concerns pedagogy, psychology and sociology in order to understand individuals. The core areas of the education are nutrition, physical activity and general health - to consider all the aspects of health and not just one.

Career Opportunities  

Public Health Nutrition and Food Policy: 
  • NGOs as project managers
  • Food and catering industries as health promoting consultants
  • Leisure industries as product developers
  • Health Centres as developers of health-promotion
  • Educational institutions as nutritional consultants
  • National authorities as food consultants
Lifestyle and Health Education: 
  • Public Health Centres as health consultants
  • Large enterprises as promoters of health at the workplace
  • Weight-loss consultants
  • The food or retail industry as communicators or course managers
  • Sport associations as company advisors/health consultants

About the Degree

The programme in Global Nutrition and Health is a professional bachelor's degree. Professional bachelor degrees have a curriculum in large part made up of career and practice oriented training. The programme prepares students for direct employment within professions of industry, education, commerce, health, etc. 

Professional bachelor degrees do not exclude access to subsequent degrees (e.g. a Master). In some cases a bridging programme or supplementary courses might be necessary. 

Admission  

To be admitted to this programme, it is required that you hold an Upper Secondary School Examination certificate (+ supplementary higher education studies) that makes you eligible for entry to higher education in Denmark.
Chemistry and Biology, Mathematics or Social and Political Science on a level equivalent to Danish upper secondary C-level is necessary to apply. There is a small difference in requirements between EU- and Non-EU applicants. Read more about the specific admission requirements at VIA.

If English is not your first language, you need to provide documentation of your current English language level.
As documentation of your English language skills, VIA accepts the TOEFL test, the TOEIC test, the IELTS test or minimum one year of completed college/university studies conducted in English. Read more about language requirements at VIA.

Apply through the national electronic admission system, optagelse.dk with all relevant documentation.
Read more about applying via optagelse.dk


To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact VIA University College directly. 

A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education in the section http://en.fivu.dk/recognition

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students from outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland. 

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en   

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition
   

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System






Autumn 2015 - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Aug 01

Autumn 2015 - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Aug 01

Campus Aarhus N

Description

This newly built campus was opened by HRH Crown Princess Mary on 11th October 2011. There are 2,500 students and 6 health-science degree programmes gathered at Campus Aarhus N, where you will find attractive classrooms, enthusiastic teachers and innovative forms of teaching.Our global approach is underlined by the presence of a large number of international students studying here in Denmark, and by the fact that many of our Danish students have periods of study abroad. We aim to create the best health-science degree programmes in Denmark, thereby benefiting not only our students but also society as a whole.

  • International students: 40 +
  • Employees: 400

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