Nutrition and Health (BVG) / BSc


The domain of the BSc programme Nutrition and Health is the role of dietary and life style factors in human health and disease. This role is studied from a biomedical perspective, at the level of the population, the level of the individual person and the mechanisms underlying beneficial or adverse effects at the cellular and molecular level.
Human nutrition is a multidisciplinary field of expertise. In order to address the problems in the field of nutrition and health, (bio)chemical characteristics, physiological and biomedical aspects, as well as the social and behavioural context of diet and nutrition need to be considered together with their intricate interrelationships.

Learning Outcomes

After succesful completion of this BSc programme graduates are expected to:
- have knowledge and understanding of all of the key-disciplines within the domain as well as more specialised knowledge;
- have knowledge and understanding of the important research methods and -designs relevant to the domain;
- understand and be able to interpret and appraise scientific publications within the domain;
- have acquired domain specific (research) skills;
- have acquired general academic attitudes and skills in the context of the domain.

Programme Director

Ir R.C.L. Marteijn
Biotechnion, Bomenweg 2, room 218
Phone: 0317-(4)87312 Email:

Study Adviser(s)

- Ir E.S. van der Mark-Idzinga
Biotechnion, Bomenweg 2, room 218
Phone: 0317-(4)88410 Email:
For appointments see the programme website:

Programme Committee

Chair: Ir R.C.L. Marteijn
Secretary: Ir L. Haartsen



Study Association

Forum, Droevendaalsesteeg 2

Unconditional Admission to the MSc

MDR Development and Rural Innovation
MFS Food Safety
MNH Nutrition and Health