In the undergraduate degree program in Nutrition (LNU) you will be able to train as a professional who is committed to national and international strategies to prevent and treat the main diet-related health problems that face the population.
Additionally, you will be able to work in an interdisciplinary manner with professionals from areas such as psychology, medicine, sports, biotechnology, marketing, and gastronomy, to name just a few.
Laboratories are used by our students: Bromatology, Anthropometry, and Gastronomy.
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We educate and train professionals who are capable of providing nutritional care to healthy and sick people at the individual level or in groups or populations, through research, evaluation, and intervention methods and techniques that ensure the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and evaluation of the nutritional therapy or intervention programs. As a graduate in Nutrition, you will be able to develop management processes in food services in accordance with official standards for health control, disease prevention, and health promotion.
Student Learning Outcomes
- You will apply the principles of food science, food systems, and food preparation techniques for the development, modification, and evaluation of recipes and menus, as well as of food products that are appropriate for the different population groups.
- You will use the nutritional care process to identify problems related to nutrition, make decisions, and determine and assess nutritional interventions, including nutritional medical therapy, disease prevention, and health promotion.
- You will analyze and assess community nutrition problems, and you will develop nutritional intervention programs through various strategies aimed at specific communities or the general population.
Bachelor of Nutrition. Recognition of Official Validity of Studies (RVOE) granted by the Mexican Secretariat of Public Education byin accordance with agreement 20110472 dated June 8, 2010. Effective as of April 2015.
To study this program, you must demonstrate high humanistic sensibility and a will to serve others. You should also be interested in developing and growing within the sphere of care at all levels. Additionally, you should be sensitive to the sui generis activities of the profession, which encompasses service, teaching, and research within its various levels of care.
Upon completion of the degree program, you will have developed the following knowledge:
- Growth and development of healthy individuals.
- Design of dietary regimes.
- Methods, techniques, and instruments to assess the nutritional status of healthy and sick individuals, as well as of groups and populations at risk.
- Individual intervention according to pathology and dietary prescription, or interventions in groups and populations according to various nutritional problems.
- Behavior-modification, orientation, and nutritional communication techniques.
- Interaction between the environment, diet, and lifestyles in health promotion and disease prevention.
- Evaluation methods for nutritional intervention programs.
- Official health control standards that regulate food services.
- Official clinical management standards.
- Management of food services.
- Nutritional information systems.
- Research on nutrition and food services.
- Food quality and safety.
- Standardization of dietary plans.
Upon completion of the degree program, you will have developed the following skills:
- You will assess the nutritional status of healthy and sick individuals, both for patients who have already received nutritional treatment and for those who are going to start treatment.
- You will assess nutritional problems in diverse groups and populations.
- You will guide patients and families on food plans.
- You will develop and evaluate programs that promote health and welfare.
- You will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively by using oral, printed, visual, and electronic media and multimedia to maximize the education and training of the user population.
- You will plan and implement nutritional interventions that include diagnosis, prescription, goal setting, and treatment selection and management.
- You will establish evaluation and control actions for nutritional intervention programs for groups and populations.
- You will plan, organize, lead, control, and evaluate the activities of a food service operation.
- You will apply official standards to food safety and nutritional management.
- You will use information systems to optimize the management and control of food services operation.
Upon completion of the degree program, you will have developed the following attitudes:
- Cooperative with patients, families, and health personnel.
- Reliable in the fulfillment of the official standards established for clinical nutritional care.
- Committed to practicing their profession with the ultimate advances in the discipline.
- Reliable in the fulfillment of health expectations of the population benefiting from the nutritional program.
- Responsible in the use of the material, economic, and human resources in their care.
- Modifies decision-making that affects third parties in a responsible manner.
Field of work
As a graduate of the undergraduate degree program in Nutrition (LNU), you will be able to work as a(n):
- Clinical dietitian
- Pediatric dietitian
- Nutritional supervisor
- Nutrition specialist chef
- Nutritional advisor
- Dietary health program coordinator
- Nutrition program planner
- Food services supervisor
- Health promoter
- New product development consultant
- Food company consultant
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