The advance of sciences related to nutrition, such as biochemistry, molecular biology, pathophysiology, toxicology, and dietetics make nutrition one of the most applied, modern and fascinating sciences; therefore, it requires an analysis not only from a scientific perspective but also from a human one. In this context, vegetarian nutrition is being proposed as an alternative model of nutrition based on ethics, health and ecology principles.
The number of vegetarians in western countries is constantly growing; however, given this growing demand, professionals still do not have the available tools to respond to the requests of the vegetarians and those who wish to become vegetarians. Currently, the professional needs continuous training that allows him/her to receive a high level of specialization, as demanded by the users, clients or patients with whom he/she interacts as well as the public or private institutions where the professional works.
This prompted the need to train nutrition professionals on this field, also adapted to the postures of important international science organizations (consult the posture of the American Dietetic Association from 2009), and making concepts and competencies of this field of nutrition sciences available. Our educational experience and methodology ensure a rigorous, high-quality education.
The length of the program is 70 credits ECTS (18 months) and it consists of educational and interactive online activities with a final project for the master’s degree (or thesis) representing a total of 70 credits.
Each activity consists of a series of modules structured according to a precise educational order. Each module is divided into topics in which the documents are clearly and concretely organized. The online interactive activity consists of participation in forums and conferences designed to stimulate the critical ability of the student, to acquire abilities and new knowledge found in medical science literature. There are 10 educational modules that represent a total of 58 credits; the Final Course Project counts for 12 additional credits.