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Psychodietetics

Field of study:
Dietetics
Type:
Graduate (Master)
Field of study:
Duration of study:
2 years (4 semesters)
Mode:
full-time
Now also available online
Obtained title:
master
Language:
English | Polish
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Why choose this field of study?

Psychodietetics is undoubtedly the profession of the future – more and more people struggling with eating disorders, “stress overeating,” lifestyle diseases, or low self-esteem that can result from a lack of self-image acceptance, poor mental and physical health, or an unhealthy relationship with food are turning to psychodietitians for help.

Do you see your future as a specialist who helps patients through the process of recovery and improvement of their quality of life? Do you want to educate and support others to build self-confidence and stay motivated to change harmful eating habits?

This program will provide you with an in-depth, interdisciplinary knowledge of dietetics and nutritional psychology, as well as the skills workshop you need to run your own business or to work in specialized therapeutic teams.

Over the course of your studies, you will be introduced to the key issues in accordance with the latest knowledge and clinical and research practice. Most of the courses are workshop and laboratory based, so that graduates will be able to use modern methods, tools, and information technologies that support psychodietitians in their daily practice. Graduate studies in Dietetics at the University of Economics and Human Sciences in Warsaw are designed for individuals with at least a bachelor’s degree in health sciences – which includes undergraduate studies in Dietetics. Psychodietetics at UEHS is also a good choice for psychology graduates – especially health or clinical psychology graduates – who want to gain additional professional skills.

To learn more about the second specialization conducted as part of the program, visit: Sports Dietetics at UEHS.

Dietetics (Graduate): Psychodietetics – what sets us apart?

  • You will learn how to diagnose and implement dietary management in relation to the psychological conditions of the patient/client.
  • You will develop the interpersonal and communication skills that are necessary for the profession of a psychodietitian.
  • You will receive valuable work experience through placement to enter the job market with confidence.
  • You will learn from the best – the experts and practitioners who make up the UEHS faculty.
  • You will have access to modern classrooms and laboratory infrastructure.
  • You will become a member of the international academic community (we are the most internationalized university in Poland according to the Perspektywy University Ranking)

Psychodietetics – what can you do after these studies?

After completing Psychodietetics at the University of Economics and Human Sciences you will be able to:

  • set up your own dietetic practice and run a stationary or online practice;
  • work in a public or private health center – such as a weight loss clinic, diet clinic, eating disorder treatment center;
  • engage in nutrition education in the media (e.g., as a diet consultant, diet coach, influencer, editor of an industry site);
  • find employment in companies, institutions and foundations that promote healthy lifestyles and the prevention of diet-related diseases and eating disorders.

Partners

Instytut Biotechnologii Przemysłu Rolno-Spożywczego

This program
is for you if:

You are interested in the psychology of nutrition and the emotional basis of disorders and dietary mistakes.

You want to professionally help people develop healthy eating habits.

You are committed to obtaining a master’s degree from a university that tops the rankings of higher education institutions in Poland.

Programme and structure of studies

GRADUATE STUDIES
(MASTER’S DEGREE)

credits
120 ECTS credits
(European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)
they last
2 years (4 semesters)
concluded with obtaining
a master's degree

The graduate program in Dietetics at UEHS focuses on key issues and topics in the psychology of nutrition. Graduates, after submitting a thesis and obtaining their master’s degrees, are prepared both substantively and practically for professional activities and further development.

ONLINE STUDIES IN DIETETICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND HUMAN SCIENCES IN WARSAW

Due to the need for students to develop laboratory practical skills, when choosing an online degree program, some classes are also held on-site. The schedule for their implementation will be announced to students well in advance.

FIRST YEAR OF STUDY

In the first year, students are introduced to the basic principles of nutrition, food technology, and the methodology of a dietician’s work.

SEMESTER I
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
OHS 0 L 8/8
PUBLIC HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY 3 L, T 30/20
PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND SENSORY PROPERTIES OF FOOD 4 L, WS 45/24
CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND NUTRITION 5 L, T 60/32
NUTRITION RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 4 WS 30/16
PRINCIPLES AND ORGANIZATION OF MASS CATERING AND NUTRITION IN HOSPITALS 5 L, LAB 60/32
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTING THE DIETICIAN'S WORK 4 L LAB 45/24
EVIDENCE-BASED DIETETIC PRACTICE (EBM) 5 L, T 60/32
SEMESTER II
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
FOREIGN LANGUAGE 2 LEKT 30/16
FOOD AND NUTRITION IN RELATION TO HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE 3 L, T 30/20
PREVENTIVE NUTRITION 4 L, T 45/24
HERBALISM AND PHYTOTHERAPY 3 L 30/16
FORMATION OF EATING BEHAVIORS AND HABITS 3 T 30/16
HEALTH AND NUTRITION EDUCATION 3 T 30/16
BASICS OF CLINICAL NUTRITION 4 L, T 45/24
PRINCIPLES OF KEEPING NUTRITION RECORDS 4 L, T 45/24
GERIATRIC DIETETICS 4 L, T 45/24

L – lecture; T – tutorials; LAB – labs; WS – workshops; LEKT – foreign language classes; SEM – Seminar; PR – practicum/internship 

SECOND YEAR OF STUDY

The second year of study is the period of deepening of the field-specific knowledge with further specialized issues, as well as the implementation of courses in the area of psychology of nutrition. The program also includes an internship, so graduates of the will be fully prepared to enter the workforce.

SEMESTER III
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
FOREIGN LANGUAGE 2 LEKT 30/16
PSYCHOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS OF CONTACT AND RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PATIENT 5 L, T, WS 45/32
DIET THERAPY OF ALLERGIC DISEASES 5 L, T 45/24
DIET THERAPY OF METABOLIC DISEASES 5 L, T 45/24
PHARMACOTHERAPY VS. NUTRITION - EVALUATING DRUG INTERACTIONS WITH FOOD 4 L, T 45/24
SEMINAR 2 SEM 30/16
INTERNSHIP 7 PR 180/180
SEMESTER IV
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
FOREIGN LANGUAGE 3 LEKT 30/16
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 L, T 45/24
NUTRITIONAL MANAGEMENT OF EATING DISORDERS 3 L, WS 60/32
PSYCHOMETRIC TOOLS USED IN DIETETICS 3 T 30/16
FUNDAMENTALS OF COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY FOR DIETITIANS 3 WS 30/16
BASICS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE 3 L, WS 45/24
DIPLOMA SEMINAR AND PREPARATION FOR THE DIPLOMA EXAM 5 SEM 30/16
INTERNSHIP 7 PR 180/180

L – lecture; T – tutorials; LAB – labs; WS – workshops; LEKT – foreign language classes; SEM – Seminar; PR – practicum/internship 

Tuition fees

Fixed tuition - flexible payments

By choosing to study at UEHS, you can be sure that the tuition fee will not change throughout the duration of your studies. You can pay the tuition fee once for the entire year of study or spread over a semester payment. This allows you to decide how you want to plan your expenses.

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Fees (academic year 2023/2024)

OTHER COUNTRIES
Year of study Annually Per semester*
 
  3800 € 2050 €

*Semester payment is possible from the second year of studies.

EU&OTHER COUNTRIES GROUP
Year of study Annually Per semester*
 
  2800 € 1550 €

*Semester payment is possible from the second year of studies.

EU and other countries group
This group includes citizens of the countries member states of the European Union and the following countries citizens: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latin America, Macedonia, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

Other countries
The citizens of all the remaining countries.

Scholarships - easier than you think

scholarship program

While studying at UEHS, you can take advantage of a wide range of financial support from the state budget and European funds, as well as benefit from special discounts with UEHS discount program

You can submit most scholarship applications quickly and easily through your online account.  

Scholarship
The scholarship may be awarded to any student who obtained an average grade not lower than 4.5 in a academic year given.

In the academic year 2022/2023, the University of Economics and Humanities in Warsaw awarded 350 Rector’s Scholarships, ranging from PLN 525 /month to PLN 1025 /month, depending on the average or achievements. For outstanding sport, artistic or scientific achievements, the Scholarship Committee awarded scholarships of PLN 600 /month.

Detailed information on the possibility of applying for the Rector’s Scholarship is available in the “MojeAEH” system.

Sports scholarships

A sports scholarship may be awarded to a student who excels in sport achievements at least national level. In addition we also encourage our students to take part in additional support programs- eg. the National Academic Representation.

Young sportsmen can count on financial support in the amount of PLN 600 /month.

Detailed information on the possibility of applying for sports scholarship is available in the “MojeAEH” system.

Special scholarships for disabled people

A scholarship for people with disabilities may be awarded to a student who has a disability certificate, a disability degree certificate, a ZUS certifying physician’s certificate, a disability group certificate or a certificate of permanent or long-term incapacity to work on a farm.

In the 2022/2023 academic year, depending on the degree of disability, 150 scholarships for people with disabilities were awarded, ranging from PLN 1275 /month to PLN 1575 /month.

Detailed information on the possibility of applying for a scholarship for people with disabilities is available in the “MojeAEH” system.

Allowances

The allowance is a form of emergency financial assistance. Any student who found himself temporarily in a difficult life situation resulting from random events beyond the student’s control can apply for it.The allowance may be granted twice in one academic year, and the allowance is not granted twice for the same random event. Difficult life situations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are an exception.

In 2021, we granted 40 allowances for a total of PLN 197,200. The allowances, depending on the student’s situation, were paid in the amount of PLN 3,000 to PLN 5,000 at a time.

Detailed information on the possibility of applying for the allowance is available in the “MojeAEH” system.

This is what makes us different

2022/2023 academic year
355 Rector’s Scholarships
179 social scholarships
181 scholarships for people with disabilities

PLN 1,890,289.35 was spent in 2019/2020 on scholarships
PLN 2,911,662.50 was spent in 2020/2021 on scholarships
PLN 4,158,177.00 was spent in 2021/2022 on scholarships
PLN 7,829,950.00 was spent in 2022/2023 on scholarships

Rector’s Scholarship – highest average: 5,44