CAS ETH in Nutrition for Disease Prevention and Health (CAS ETH Nutrition)

Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ

LocationZürich, Zurich region, Switzerland

Certificates of Advanced Studies

CAS programmes aim to give greater depth or interdisciplinary breadth to an original academic qualification. They are aimed at university graduates who are working and wish to enhance their professional skills or specialise in a particular subject. They correspond to at least 10 ECTS credits and 150 contact hours and may involve written project work or a thesis. They are organised in the form of block courses or courses on fixed days of the week and last one to two years.

Certificate of Advanced Studies

This description is only available in English.


Health, Life & Natural Science

Programme structure

Programme description

This course offers an advanced education that gives a broad overview on nutritional topics, the influence of nutrition on health, and its potential for prevention of diseases.


CAS ETH Nutrition graduates are trained to distinguish and understand problems of nutrition while continuing to work in their field of expertise. This includes food industry, pharmacies, medicine, nutrition teaching and nutrition research.

Professional perspectives

Graduates will understand nutrition and its potential for disease prevention and will be able to apply this knowledge in their field of expertise. This can be food industry, pharmacies, medical practice, governmental or non–governmental organisations etc.

Tuition languages

English: 100 %


Certificate of Advanced Studies ’CAS ETH in Nutrition for Disease Prevention and Health’ (CAS ETH Nutrition)

Credit points

10 ECTS credits

Target group and requirements

Target group

Pharmacists, medical doctors, movement scientists and other natural scientists.


Master’s degree in natural sciences acknowledged by ETH or equivalent qualification.

Required language skills

English: C1 - Show proficiency scales

Time and place


Spring and Autumn Semester


2 semesters, part-time (1/2-1 day per week);
ca. 300 h including lectures, preparation time and exams

Application period

01.01.-30.06. for Autumn Semester, 01.07.-30.11. for Spring Semester
(later applications may be accepted upon request if places are still available)


ETH Zurich

Tuition fee

CHF 5,800

Deregistration fee

After 30 days upon admission: CHF 2,900



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Questions about the application

ETH Zurich, School for Continuing Education, HG E 17-18.5, Rämistr. 101, 8092 Zurich, phone 0041 (0)44 632 56 59 , info [a] sce[.]ethz[.]ch

Application documents

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Programme management

Professor Michael B. Zimmermann (Programme Director) and Dr Isabelle Herter-Aeberli (Programme Manager)


ETH Zurich, Verena Jäger, Human Nutrition Laboratory, 8092 Zurich, Tel. 0041 (0)44 632 84 21 , verena.jaeger [a] hest[.]ethz[.]ch

Responsible body

ETH Zurich, Department of Health Sciences and Technology (D-HEST)


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Health, Medical Sciences
Chemistry, Applied Biosciences

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