Study programme 2nd cycle
The tuition language at the Faculty of Health Sciences is Slovenian. Individual tutoring in English may be available upon agreement with the lecturers.
The master’s study programme of Dietetics educates graduates to obtain the competences determined in the document European Academic and Practitioner Standards for Dietetics, issued by EFAD (European Federation of Associations of Dietitians).
They are used for various purposes and in the educational field represent a minimum framework of required knowledge, within which each curriculum of a study programme should be set. Three roles of dietitians have been established in Europe, as defined by the »European Academic and Practitioner Standards«, to wit:
- Administrative dietitian, who works in the fields of food provision in a variety of institutions, foundations and in public processing plants. She or he cooperates in ensuring adequate and quality food for individuals or groups in health and disease.
- Clinical dietitian is responsible for the nutritional care of people who are ill. She or he may be employed in primary care, as well as in hospitals, homes for the elderly, health spas, etc.
- Public health dietitian is directly involved in the promotion of health, mainly on the local level. She or he prepares programmes oriented to appropriate methods of nutrition to preserve adequate or to improve poor nutrition and thus reduce health risks to the population due to poor nutrition.
A graduate of the master’s study programme Dietetics has obtained basic knowledge of nutrition, supported by the contents of clinical subjects (diet therapy, nutriceutics, nutrigenomics etc.). Study also includes the field of social sciences (psychology of nutrition, knowledge of foreign languages etc.) and the study of research methods. Studies are completed with compulsory training in the working environment, which enables the student to transfer scientific knowledge into practice.
Magister dietetike / Magistrica dietetike (mag. dietet.)
Study programme general data
Length of study
in the working environment
Conclusion of study
A person may enroll in the study programme, who has:
1. Successfully completed a 1st cycle higher education study programme with at least 180 ECTS (study programmes adopted after 11.6.2004) of Nutrition Counselling – Dietetics or undergraduate study programme abroad comparable with it to the extent of at least 180 ECTS.
2. or the following study programs:
- Successfully completed a 1st cycle study programme Food and Nutrition or a comparable study program abroad with at least 180 ECTS,
- Successfully completed a 1st cycle study programme with at least 180 ECTS (study programmes adopted after 11.6.2004) or higher education professional study programme (study programmes adopted before 11.6.2004) in the fields of wildlife sciences and other fields whose curriculum covers the following fields: chemistry, biochemistry, physics or biophysics and microbiology or comparable undergraduate study program abroad in the amount of at least 180 ECTS,
- Successfully completed a 1st cycle study programme with at least 180 ECTS (study programmes adopted after 11.6.2004) or higher education professional study programme (study programmes adopted before 11.6.2004) in the field of health care,
- Successfully completed a 1st cycle study programme Applied Kinesiology or a comparable undergraduate study program abroad with at leaest 180 ECTS,
- Successfully completed university study programmes (adopted before 11 June 2004) whose curriculum covers the fields of: chemistry, biochemistry, physics or biophysics and microbiology, or a study program comparable to it abroad.
Candidates from the study programs listed under point 2 must pass differential exams from the undergraduate professional study program of the 1st level Nutritional counseling – Dietetics before enrollment in the study program, namely Clinical Nutrition I in the scope of 6 ECTS and Clinical Nutrition II in the scope of 6 ECTS.
The candidate can complete additional study obligations during the study at the 1st cycle, in advanced training programs or by taking exams before enrolling in the study program.
In order to take the differential exams, the candidate must submit the Application for taking the differential courses in time, which is published on the faculty’s website.
In the event of limited enrolment, the following criterion will be respected in the choice of candidates:
- Average grade of previous studies – grade for diploma 40%, average grade for studies 60%.
Requirements for progression to the next year
48 ECTS for enrollment in the next year.