Nutrition Sciences

Full Accreditation, for 3 years, by A3ES (Portuguese Accreditation Agency), 31-07-2018 (link)

Admission Exams
Biology and Geology.

Pre-requisites: Group A (PDF)
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Graduates in Nutrition Sciences can practice professionally as nutritionists in the following areas: clinical nutrition; public health; sports; collective restoration, quality and food safety; food industry; research; teaching-training.

WHY CHOOSE NUTRITION SCIENCES AT UFP?

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Our teachers keep close and supportive throughout your course.

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Highly qualified, differentiated and experienced faculty, nationally and internationally recognized.

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Programs of curricular units with up-to-date scientific and technical contents and a close relationship to practice, which allow students to learn in a real context and gradually adapt to future professional life.

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Quality of facilities.

YOUR SUPPORT TEAM

Educational success is achieved through teamwork. During your application process, and whenever you need it, you will have the support and advice of a team of professionals.

Professors

In addition to being academically qualified, our teaching staff is known to be very open and available to clarify your questions

Welcome Team

The Welcome Team, created with UFP collaborators who are mostly alumni of the university, aims to facilitate the integration of the new students.

Staff

In-person (during office hours) or a click away, our staff is professional and willing to help.

STUDY PLAN

1st Cycle – Licenciatura (BSc)* Duration: 8 Semesters · ECTS: 240 ECTS

According to Dispatch no. 12162/2013 DR 2nd series no. 184 of 24 November 2013,

Declaration of Rectification no. 1236/2013 DR 2nd series no. 224 of 19 November 2013.

CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
General and Organic Chemistry
5
Communication Grammar and Medical Terminology
3
Health Basic Gestures
3
History and Anthroposociology of Nourishment
4
English I
3
Anatomophysiology I
7
Assessment Methods of Food Intake
5
CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Biophysics and Biomechanics
4
Nourishment and Human Nutrition I
4
English II
3
Molecular and Cellular Biology
6
Biochemistry and Physiology
5
Anatomophysiology II
5
Nutritional Composition of Food
3
CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Nourishment and Human Nutrition II
5
Human Physiopathology
4
Gastrotechnics
4
Embryology, Histology and Cytology
5
Food Biochemistry
3
Medical Genetics
4
General Microbiology
5
CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Foreign Language
3
Biostatistics
5
Nutrition and Public Health
5
Immunology
4
Clinical Microbiology
3
Nourishment and Nutrition of Development
6
Nutritional Status Assessment I
4
CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Nutritional Status Assessment II
4
Pathology and Therapy Based on a Diet I
6
Bromatology and Bromatological Analysis
5
Food Quality and Security
6
Applied Psychology
2
Ethics and Professional Deontology
3
Prophylaxis and Epidemiology
4
CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Nutritional Epidemiology
3
Pharmacodynamics
4
Pathology and Therapy Based on a Diet II
6
Food Technology
5
Food Toxicology
5
Nutrition and Sports
5
Portuguese Constitution and the European Union
3
CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Collective Nourishment, Restaurants and Hotels
6
Research Project
4
Hospital Nutrition and Nutritional Support
4
Nutrition Policy
4
Internship I
12
CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Organization and Management of Health Services
1
Food Biotechnology and New Product Development
5
Internship II
18
Project Work
6

* Successful completion of all courses integrating the study plan of the 1st cycle (240 ECTS) confers the Licenciatura (BSc) degree.

FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (university teaching)

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Prof. Dr. Cláudia Silva

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CAMPUS VISITS

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EXCHANGE PROGRAM/STUDY ABROAD

    • University Fernando Pessoa’s students (UFP) who meet the eligibility criteria have the possibility of studying and/or doing internship periods in international mobility.

     

    • Study periods in international mobility of students are carried out in higher education institutions outside Portugal, with which UFP maintains student exchange agreements under the Erasmus + Program (in the European area) or other existing bilateral exchange agreements.

     

    • Information about mobility/exchange programs is available through the International Relations Office (link).
ANTIGOS ALUNOS

Alumnus Christophe Albuquerque, who develops his professional activity in the area of clinical and sports nutrition, was a member of the Boavista Football Club nutrition team between 2013 and 2016.

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