Department of Health Studies

Dietetics and Nutrition

My Studies



Classes and lectures are held in Bad Gleichenberg as well as in the Health Perception Lab of the Institute of Dietetics and Nutrition in Graz. The lab features modern sensory booths which can be flexibly adapted to a range of ergonomic requirements. It also includes a perception room equipped with the latest audiovisual tools such as a mobile eye tracker, a face reader, a one-way observation mirror and an interactive learning game. A special feature is the so-called ‘baby tracker’, which can be used to record and interpret babies’ facial and gesture reactions to food stimuli.

The lab also provides the opportunity to precisely identify the body composition of children and adults using bio-impedance analysis and the body composition of babies using densitometry, which can be used to draw conclusions about their nutritional status.