Ensuring optimal nutrition and health:
The bachelor’s programme in Nutrition, Fitness and Health

How can nutrition and exercise improve an individual’s health? What are the factors that have an impact on health? You will find answers to these questions in our bachelor’s programme in Nutrition, Fitness and Health. Upon graduation, you will be able to touch lives and positively impact both individuals and communities alike by ensuring optimal nutrition and health for all. Come join our programme to achieve this rewarding career goal!

Our bachelor’s programme in Nutrition, Fitness and Health offers you a combination of theory-based and applied learning that will prepare you for your future career and the versatile tasks of working as a health professional in the nutrition and health industries. You will acquire the scientific and fundamental knowledge of nutrition, which includes health promotion, disease prevention and management, the importance of nutrition through the lifecycle, and the role of nutrition in exercise.  

During your bachelor’s degree, you will also be provided with essential hands-on skills, through practical classes and internships, nutritional assessment techniques, nutrition intervention, kitchen techniques, and counselling skills. 
As a graduate, you will possess a solid understanding of nutrition as your learn more about nutrition in the context of economy, society, and law and how these factors affect nutrition on an individual and public level.   

Why study Nutrition, Fitness and Health at LUNEX?

  • Effective: Small groups to maximise learning outcomes
  • Individual: Highly personal support provided for each student
  • International: Study programmes are EMI, i.e. taught in English as a Medium of Instruction
  • Standard of Excellence: International academics and experts are invited
  • Evidence-based dietetic practice: Best research evidence applied to nutrition practice decisions in accordance with patients’ core values
  • Innovative and dynamic: The right blend of theoretical and practical courses
  • Hands-on activities: Kitchen/Dietetic laboratory for our students  
  • Job-oriented: Development of a network of partners and employability skills
  • Flexible: Block teaching for focused and intensive studying 
  • Unique: Optimal learning environment with extraordinary flair for creative learning processes
  • Digital: Free iPads and full Microsoft Office licence for all our students

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Your training plan:
What you can expect in the Bachelor in Nutrition, Fitness and Health

In the bachelor’s degree programme, you will acquire the advanced theoretical knowledge and professional competencies which are essential to practice in the nutrition, fitness, and health industries. This includes mastering applied concepts and interventions with a focus on functions and tasks in communication, counselling, coaching, education, and management. 

During your studies, you will acquire a solid knowledge in anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pathophysiology in order to be able to recognise the different factors and/or diseases disturbing the homeostasis of the organism, and planning and implementing suitable interventions from the nutrition and fitness sector.  

In addition, you will also be equipped to develop and offer prevention courses in nutrition and fitness. The Nutrition, Fitness and Health study programme is a versatile programme that prepares you for different tracks you can select once you graduate. 

Course of study

1st year

After you have been familiarised with the basic scientific concepts and the foundation essentials for nutrition, you will develop a fundamental understanding and knowledge of nutrition and health, dietetics, and other related food science as well as technology concepts. In our Kitchen/Dietetics Laboratory, you will start to learn about and practice cooking and kitchen techniques. Research methods will also be introduced to prepare you for your second year of the programme. 

2nd year

In the second year of study, you will acquire more indepth, applied knowledge related to specific topics in dietetics and nutritional therapy but you will also engage in modules covering the areas of fitness and general health. You will continue to develop your soft skills such as communication, professionalism, and ethics. You will be provided with research methods and organisation of kitchen operations. The objective is to make you more focused on the profession and prepare you for the final year. 

3rd year

In the final year of the programme, you will be broadening your knowledge and education on nutrition through modules in nutritional economics and management, law and administration. You will also be applying your acquired knowledge and skills by being part of two internships for a total of 600 hours, including 300 hours in a clinical setting. At the end of your studies, you will write your bachelor’s dissertation. 

Module

ECTs

Scientific Foundations

10

Anatomy and Physiology

5

Fundamentals of Nutrition & Health

5

Basics of the Commodity Science of Food

5

Cooking and Kitchen Techniques I

5

30

Module

ECTs

Medical Basics

10

Dietetics

5

Communication and Pedagogy

5

Research Methods I

5

Food Technology, Food Preservation and Hygiene

5

30

Module

ECTs

Health and Physical Activity Promotion

5

Dietetics/Nutritional Therapy and Research I

10

Dietetics/Nutritional Therapy and Research II

10

Nutrition and Dietary Counselling

5

30

Module

ECTs

Organisation of Kitchen Operations

5

Cooking and Kitchen Techniques II

5

Nutritional Psychology and Sociology of Nutrition

5

Research Methods II

5

Dietetics/Nutritional Therapy and Research III

5

Leisure – Fitness – Health

5

30

Module

ECTs

Clinical Nutrition, Health and Prevention

5

Law and Administration

5

Nutritional Economics & Management

5

Internship I

15

30

Module

ECTs

Internship II

15

Bachelor Dissertation

15

30

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On the home straight:
Career & perspectives

After completing your Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Fitness, and Health, you will have sought-after knowledge and skills in the areas of nutrition and health. This will provide you with a good basis for building a career contributing to improvement of healthcare, food, and nutrition while promoting physical activity.  

Career pathways

After completing your Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Fitness and Health, you will have the advanced knowledge and expertise to play a leading role in the health and sport market as a registered dietician. You also can work as a nutritionist or even a health coach, in a wide range of organisations from private clinics, hospitals, primary care centres and recreational and health centres. You will carry out menu planning, diet programmes for the management of different diseases and conditions, community nutrition education promotion, and nutrition counselling while abiding by the practice code of ethics. Potential employers and areas of application are:  

  • Universities, schools, further education centres and research institutions 
  • Charities and non-profit organisations 
  • Private sectors such as private clinics and food manufacturers 
  • Rehabilitation centres 
  • Health associations and institutions 
  • Hospitals, clinics, therapy centres 
  • Recreational and fitness centres
  • Public authorities and insurance companies 
  • Health offices, health departments and health authorities 

Due to demographic changes and medical progress, the healthcare sector is constantly evolving. In an ageing society with growing health awareness, well-trained health professionals are becoming increasingly important. To actively shape your future, it is particularly important that you are well prepared for the coming changes. At LUNEX you lay the foundation for a promising career.

As a graduate of the bachelor's degree, you have an excellent basis for further deepening your knowledge and can further your education by continuing post-graduate education at master’s degrees and PhD levels. You will also have the possibility to engage in advanced post-graduate continuing education certificates and diplomas such as sports nutrition, pediatrics, etc. to focus on your career.

Your equipment:
What you will need to bring with you

Would you like to actively support the health and well-being of individuals? And promote better health and increased physical activity? Great, then you already have some of the core values needed for the Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Fitness and Health. 

Admission requirements

  • University entrance qualification or equivalent qualification
  • English Language Skills B2 Level (CEFR)

On your marks, get set, go:

How to apply

Ready to get started? Applying to LUNEX is easy and possible at any time of the year. It only takes three steps to start your studies. We’ll show you just how the application works.

You can apply online at any time. Just fill out our Online Application Form.

After receiving your online application for one of our study programmes, we will invite you to one of our Application Days. Based on the test results achieved there, we will decide whether you will be admitted directly to the course of study or whether you should first participate in our Pre-Bachelor Foundation Programme to complete and expand your knowledge.

Have you successfully participated in one of our our Application Days? Great, then you have now completed your application! You will receive your study contract from us by e-mail. Please print it out, sign it and send it by post or email to LUNEX together with the relevant documents listed in the e-mail.

Please be aware that your previous diplomas may require a recognition with Luxembourg authorities.
LUNEX Student Recruitment will help you throughout this process.

Passionate professionals:
The Team Nutrition, Fitness and Health

“At LUNEX, our approach is to educate students to understand the importance of nutrition and dietetics in improving the quality of life of individuals and societies. Students engage in in-class theoretical learning, case presentation, problem-based learning, and hands-on practical learning through on-campus laboratories, off-campus internships and community health promotion activities. The content of our modules range from understanding nutrition and food science, the role of nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention, nutritional management of diseases, research methodology, and nutrition counseling. We believe that with such a comprehensive approach, our students are prepared to directly enter the nutrition workforce in community and clinical settings, or through further education at Masters or PhD level. We strive to take a leading role on the local, regional, and long-term global health stage.”

Assist. Prof. Dr. Mohannad Kafri

Assistant Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics
Programme Leader Bachelor in Nutrition, Fitness and Health

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Prof. Dr. Matthias Afting

Member of the Board of Directors
Adjunct Professor in International Health Management

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Mierau

Member of the Board of Directors
Academic Director
Head of Department of Sport and Exercise Science
Senate Chair

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Mihaela Bozonca

Head of Administration

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Roberto Meroni

Associate Professor in Physiotherapy
Head of Department of Physiotherapy
Chair of the Ethics Committee

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Prof. Dr. Mathieu Winand

Professor
Head of Department of Management
Chair of Teaching and Learning Council

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Goizeder Casas Mugica

Head of Marketing and Communication

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Prof. Dr. Alessandro Marco De Nunzio

Professor in Technology and Innovation in Health and Sport
Head of Research and Development
Chair of the Research Council

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Dr. Raphael Martins de Abreu

Lecturer in Physiotherapy

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Dr. Mishael Adje

Lecturer in Physiotherapy

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Dr. Victor Alonge

Senior Lecturer

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Catarina Andrade

Lecturer in Physical Education and Sports Coaching
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Mylene Antoine

Junior Controller

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Dr. Ana Isabel Aranda

Senior Lecturer

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Dr. Khatija Bahdur

Lecturer In Sport And Exercise Science

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Dr. Renato Baptista

Research Fellow

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Aurore Berdud

Marketing Specialist

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Dr. Michela Bernini

Lecturer
Coordinator of the Science Pre-Bachelor Foundation Programme

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Dominika Bezakova

Lecturer

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Alicia Bonato

Online Marketing Specialist

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Asst. Prof. Dr. Kim Buchholtz

Assistant Professor in Physiotherapy
Programme Leader Bachelor in Physiotherapy
Chair of the Examination Board

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Prof. Dr. Rocco Salvatore Calabrò

Visiting Professor in Neurorehabilitation

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fraser Carson

Associate Professor in Coaching and Sport Psychology
Programme Leader Bachelor in Sport and Exercise Science
Chair of the Teaching and Learning Council

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Jehanne Caufriez

Student Support
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Dr. Camilo Corbellini

Senior Lecturer In Physiotherapy

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Laetitia Desmartin

Student Recruitment
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Timothy Driscoll

Lecturer

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Sanja Eischen

Graduate Tutor

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Kemal Erkol

Study Service Team Leader

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Svonko Galasso

PhD student
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Sophia Harith

Lecturer

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Isabelle Haumesser

English Teacher

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thorben Hülsdünker

Associate Professor in Performance Neuroscience and Sport Neurophysiology
Programme Leader Master in Sport and Exercise Science

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Mathilde Jeanne

Graduate Tutor

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Dr. Johanna Johannsson

Research Fellow

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Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohannad Kafri

Assistant Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics
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Marthe Kayossi

Administrative Assistant

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James Kent

Lecturer in Physical Education And Sports Coaching

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Angeliki Kostaki

Lecturer

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Dr. Bernard Xian Wei Liew

Visiting Fellow in Clinical Biomechanics

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Valeria Maglia

Placement Coordinator & Clinical Educator


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Kim Manderscheid

Study Service

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Delia Marin

Quality Assurance Manager

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Asst. Prof. Dr. Mathieu Marlier

Assistant Professor
Programme Leader Bachelor in International Sport Management
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Sebastian Merten

Senior Lecturer in Sport Management

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mario Molinara

Visiting Fellow in Applied Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence

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Asst. Prof. Dr. Firas Mourad

Assistant Professor in Physiotherapy

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Prof. Dr. Marcus Müller

Professor in Management

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Dr. Chista Nadimi

Data Analyst and Software Specialist

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María Núñez

Student Support

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Ana Pacu

Exam Office Team Leader

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Asst. Prof. Dr. Igor Perechuda

Assistant Professor in Sport Finance

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Michael Philippe

Lecturer

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Serena Pizzocaro

PhD Student FNR funded Industrial Fellowship

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Asst. Prof. Dr. Jessica Price

Assistant Professor in Corporate Health Management and Sustainability
Programme Leader Bachelor Corporate Health Management and Well-being

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Julie Schadeck

Lecturer in Corporate Health Management

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Valeriia Stepasiuk

Exam Office Support

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Hang Su

Management Assistant

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Felippe Toledo

Lecturer In Physiotherapy

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Hana Tolio

Customer Relations Specialist

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Dr. Sara Vernocchi

Senior Lecturer

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Sílvia Viana

Lecturer
Coordinator of the English Pre-Bachelor Foundation Programme

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Any questions?
Contact us

We look forward to hearing from you and will be happy to provide answers to your questions about LUNEX and our study programmes:
E-mail: study@lunex.lu
Phone: +352 288 494-40

LUNEX

50, avenue du Parc des Sports / 4671 Differdange / Luxembourg

Good to know

Application for a Bachelor’s programme:
1. Fill out our Online Application Form.
2. Take part in one of our Application Days. We will invite you to attend in person.
3. After successful participation in the Application Day we will email you with your study agreement. Please print it out, sign it and then send it to LUNEX by post or by e-mail, along with the evidence documents specified in the email.

Application for a Master’s programme:
1. Fill out our Online Application Form.
2. If you have met all the prerequisites for the Master’s programme, we will email you with your study agreement. Please read it carefully, print it out and sign it.
3. In order to complete your application, please send the signed study agreement along with all other required evidence documents by post to LUNEX.

As an applicant for one of our Bachelor’s programmes, you will be invited to attend an Application Day online. A selection procedure will take place on this day to check whether you meet the necessary prerequisites for the course.

More about the Application Day

The language of instruction in all courses at LUNEX is English. You should therefore be able to speak and understand English well. You have the opportunity to participate in the Pre-Bachelor Foundation Programme and improve your English if your language skills do not meet the entrance requirements for study at Bachelor level.

We will inform you in the course of the application process which supporting documents have to be provided and when. In principle, we need the following documents for your application:

  • Copy of your personal ID
  • Copy of the highest educational and/or vocational qualification
  • Language certificate (if applicable)

Depending on the degree programme (Bachelor/Master) and your country of origin (EU/non-EU), further documents may be required. More details will be provided to you in good time.

To secure a study place, we recommend that you send us your documents as soon as possible – but at the latest two weeks before the start of your studies. If you are an applicant from outside the EU, you should note that the application process for a visa can take four to 60 days. Please make sure you give yourself plenty of time.