Exchange programme | Nutrition and Dietetics

Exchange programme

Location: Belgium - Geel - Campus Geel

The Nutrition and Dietetics Exchange Programme at campus Geel is part of the STAR-Track Programme

You want to ban fad diets and dispel food myths

  • You consider yourself a foodie or a health guru.   
  • Your dream job would involve promoting a healthy lifestyle and busting food myths.  
  • In this programme, you will learn all about nutrition, anatomy and science.   
  • You will learn to analyse food products, optimise nutrition, and determine a person's body composition. 
  • You will discover how to offer accurate dietary and nutritional advice.   
  • You will learn how to conduct a professional discussion and you will grow as a coach. 
  • The programme also covers food analysis and catering management.   
  • In your second and third year you will do an internship.  
  • When you graduate, you’ll be able to work as an accredited dietician.   
  • You can also work as a coach or a food analyst.  
  • You’ll have plenty of job opportunities in a wide range of sectors.  
  • If you’d rather continue studying, you can! Feel free to pursue a second bachelor’s degree, a postgraduate degree or a master’s degree. 

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Karin Van Ael
International Coordinator
International Coordinator
For all your questions on the professional skill courses and the learning agreements.
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Peter Matthys
International Coordinator STAR-Track Programme
For all your questions regarding the STAR-Track Programme
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
International Office
For all your questions on the application procedure & practical arrangements.
Inge Vervoort -IO
Inge Vervoort
Head International Office

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Nutrition International Health Promotion Project ( NIHPP)

Join our COIL course where you collaborate with Belgian, Spanish and Finnish students on Nutrition Health Promotion. Experience the enrichment of working with other cultures !

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Food Company Placement

Near the school there are several food companies where you can do your internship. You will be coached in English and you can apply your competences regarding quality control, food safety and product development.

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Setting you up for success. Shine in a multidisciplinary team.

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Experience High Impact learning in the STAR-Track. Develop your interdisciplinary and intercultural competences and grow into globally aware citizens and future-proof professionals.

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Programme

  • Programme
  • Courses
  • Conditions
  • Exam regulations
  • Personal coaching
  • STAR-Track
  • Programme

    Choose Nutrition & Dietetics and pursue an exciting job in which you can combine your social skills with your scientific knowledge. As a dietician, you can go in different directions. Giving advice to clients (individually or in a group), optimizing food in a hospital, developing products in a food company or choosing to promote healthy food.
    Join our exchange autumn or spring semester.
    A whole semester consist of approximately 30 ECTS. We advise you to come to Thomas More for a full semester but you can also take less ECTS.
    You can find more details about the courses by clicking on 'Courses' in the menu on the left.

    The academic year in a nutshell 

  • Courses

    Below you can find an overview of the courses ( under reservation of changes), with the number of credits per phase. Credits express how many hours you need on average to process the subject matter (incl. lessons). Count about 25 to 30 hours for 1 study credit. 

    • We have explained the most important courses in a blue tooltip.  
    • Would you like to know the detailed content of each subject? Check the programme guide
    • Courses marked with a * are offered fully online. This means you don't have to physically come to Belgium to take these courses.

    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    Professional skill courses
    Work Placement (3 months) i Z13133 20 x
    Work Placement (3 months) i Z13134 20 x
    Work Placement (2 months) i Z15863 14 x
    Elective Internship 2 (Keuzestage2) i Z15434 6 x
    Practice enterprise 2: professional learning (project) i Z13141 3 x
    Practice enterprise 3 : bachelor thesis i Z08908 10 x
    Evidence based Dietetics i Z15436 6 x
    FUTURE PROOF SKILLS
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    Coaching Z14436 5 x
    Engineering for Society Z15946 3 x
    Ethics Z15593 5 x
    Intercultural communication Z14469 5 x
    Project Case Z15589 5 x
    Startup Bootcamp: Climate Launchpad Z15947 3 x
    Survival Dutch i Z13456 3 x
    Survival Dutch i Z13455 3 x
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    Professional skill courses
    Work Placement (3 months) i Z13133 20 x
    Work Placement (3 months) i Z13134 20 x
    Work Placement (2 months) i Z15863 14 x
    Elective Internship 2 (Keuzestage2) i Z15434 6 x
    Practice enterprise 2: professional learning (project) i Z13141 3 x
    Practice enterprise 3 : bachelor thesis i Z08908 10 x
    Evidence based Dietetics i Z15436 6 x
    FUTURE PROOF SKILLS
    Coaching Z14436 5 x
    Engineering for Society Z15946 3 x
    Ethics Z15593 5 x
    Intercultural communication Z14469 5 x
    Project Case Z15589 5 x
    Startup Bootcamp: Climate Launchpad Z15947 3 x
    Survival Dutch i Z13456 3 x
    Survival Dutch i Z13455 3 x
  • Conditions

    There are no specific pre-requisites for this exchange programme.

  • Exam regulations

    The autumn courses run from mid-September until the end of December. The spring courses run from the second week of February till the end of May. All offered Professional skill courses (except placement) are evaluated through continuous assessment and end in December or in May.

    During work placement the trainee is assessed by the placement supervisor on a continuous basis. Interim evaluations and final evaluation are carried out via interviews between the student, the supervisor and the lecturer of the receiving institute.

  • Personal coaching

    Yes, we care  

    During your exchange you can count on a whole support team to truly make you feel at home at Thomas More. The International Support Team, the International Office, your 'buddy', Student Services (STUVO), all of our lecturers and many more will personally guide you to ensure that you blend in from the beginning and prosper so that we help you to deploy and nurture your talents. You will never feel alone.  

  • STAR-Track

    Are you passionate about people and interested in different disciplines and cultures? Do you aim high and have what it takes to make a difference? Are you ready to shape the future? Do you have an open mind? Do opportunities and challenges trigger you to do more?

    Become a STAR @ Thomas More

    STAR-track is a multi-disciplinary exchange semester in English. Team up with students with a different cultural and study background. A STAR semester consists of a total of 30ECTS which combines 15ECTS professional skills in your field of expertise (business) with 15 ECTS future proof skills of your choice.
    More information in our webpage.

     

Need to know

  • Practical information
  • Additional studies
  • Practical information

    Become a STAR @ Thomas More
    • Do you have questions regarding...
      • the Star-Track Programme? Contact Peter Matthys
      • your courses or Learning Agreement? Contact your International Coordinator !
      • your nominations, application, visa or practical arrangements? Contact the International Office via incoming@thomasmore.be 
    • Application deadline
      • 15 May (to start in September - STAR-Track Programme)
      • 31st of October (to start in February)
  • Additional studies

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