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Nutritional Counselling - Dietetics

Study programme 1st cycle

The study program is prepared in accordance with the European practitioner standards for dietetics adopted by EFAD in June 2005 in order to ensure the mobility of these professionals.

The study program develops quality and professional staff who can raise awareness among the public and certain target population groups about the importance of healthy nutrition for our health, about food safety, and health protection and improvement in general. Likewise, the dietitians are the ones who can aid essentially the patients’ faster recuperation and better condition during and after disease.

The basic contents of the study program are from the fields of food and nutrition. They are discussed mainly from the point of view of the importance of food and nutrition for maintaining and improving health, for preventing diseases and harmful effects on health, and for he patients’ faster recuperation. The largest share of the program’s supporting courses is from the field of medicine and a significant share of the supporting courses is from the field of natural sciences but they are intended solely for the understanding of health and disease.











Mojca Stubelj

Alternative Manners of Nutrition

Individual consultations (W, S)


Tamara Poklar Vatovec

Nutrition and Lifestyle in Different Life Periods

Individual consultations (W, S)


Majda Šavle

English II

Lectures and seminars (W)


Ana Petelin

Pathophysiology of Food

Individual consultations (W, S)


Zala Jenko Pražnikar


Individual consultations (W, S)


Saša Kenig

Cell Biology

Individual consultations (W, S)


Tadeja Jakus

Nutrition and Sport

Individual consultations (W, S)


Darja Barlič Maganja

Pharmacology and Laboratory Medicine

Individual consultations (W, S)


Boris Kovač

Food Processing

Individual consultations (W, S)
































*W – winter semester; S – summer semester

PROFESSIONAL TITLE Diplomirani dietetik (VS) / Diplomirana dietetičarka (VS) - (dipl. dietet.)

Study programme general data

3 years

+ final project assignment (180 ECTS)

lenght of study programme

Practical training

in the working environment


Nutritional care

in healthcare, social welfare, etc.



To enrol in the higher education professional study program Nutritional Counselling - Dietetics one needs to have passed the final examination of any four-year secondary-school program, the vocational matura or general matura. If enrolment is to be restricted, the candidates will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Overall achievement in the matura, vocational matura, final examination (60 % of points),
  • Overall achievement in the 3rd and 4th years (40 % of points).



W - winter semester
S - summer semester
Monika Santorini, študentka dietetike
“Undergraduate nursing study programme at UP FHS is very dynamic and varied. In addition to lectures, which give us the theoretical basis , newly acquired knowledge can be advantageously used in clinical training and later in our work. If you are interested in working with people and healthcare, this is the study for you!” - Mirko Ilić, Undergraduate Nursing Student
Monika Santorini, študentka dietetike
“I decided to study dietetics because this field is very promising . Nowadays we are faced with the " obesity epidemic " and we could say that "We are what we eat". Also, this is the only study in Slovenia in the field of nutritional counselling. Studying on the beutiful Slovenian coast is just another plus. If you are interested in gaining knowledge for helping people achieving a healthier life style, than studying Nutritional counselling is right for you.” - Žan Virtnik, Undergraduate Nutritional counseling - dietetics student
Monika Santorini, študentka dietetike
“I started studying at the Faculty of Health Sciences because I was attracted by the study programme Nutritional counselling - Dietetics . At first I did not know what competences and knowledge the degree in Dietetics will bring me, but shortly after visiting the Faculty for the firs time I decided that this was the right study for me. During the study I learned about the impact of food on the human body and why it is important to eat fresh and high quality food. I am satisfied with my decision and studying on the coast also has its charms.” - Nina Medved, Undergraduate Nutritional counseling - dietetics student

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