The School of Health Sciences in Bytom was established in 2002 as one of the schools of the Medical University of Silesia. Our school currently provides opportunities to study public health and dietetics at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. At the beginning of the academic year 2014/15, we have launched PhD studies as well as bachelor and master degree studies in English.

    In the field of research, our school’s employees conduct numerous research projects in areas such as: epidemiology, environmental health, biostatistics, health promotion, health policy and politics, health economics, health care management, and nutrition. Since the school was established, we have achieved a number of successes at the national and international levels. These include conducting and participating in research projects financed by polish institutions such as the Ministry of Health or Polish National Science Centre, as well as international ones, such as the European Commission. This wide set of achievements has allowed us to become a leading public health research center in Poland.

    We are proud and honoured to announce that the School of Health Sciences of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice has bee accepted into the ranks of the Association of Schools of Public Health of the European Region (ASPHER – Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region).

    ASPHER is a prestigious organization of the best organisations in Europe providing education in the field of public health. The main goal of the Association is to strengthen the role of public health in European countries by improvement and development of uniform standards for the training of specialists in this field – both, for the needs of practice and scientific research. The organization was founded in 1966 and today incorporates 100 institutional members from the WHO European Region., Acting through institutions employing over 5 000 scientists and experts in the field of public health, it is represented in 42 European countries. It also participates in a network of cooperation with similar associations in other regions of the world, as well as with other institutions in the field of public health, closely cooperating e.g. with the World Health Organization and the European Society of Public Health.

    For the personnel of the Faculty, ASPHER membership means an extensive opportunity to establish scientific contacts with international research organisations and participation in new projects. The students of the Faculty of Health Sciences will benefit above all from the guarantee of the highest educational standards and access to study curricula corresponding to the up-to-date European trends. In addition, the students gain the opportunity to participate in numerous projects organized by ASPHER and its partners, including scientific conferences, summer schools as well as publication of their contributions in international scientific journals.



    Degree: MASTER

    Length of studies: 2 years (4 semesters)


    The second-degree program in dietetics is addressed to graduates of the first-cycle studies in dietetics, public health (specialization: dietetics), nutrition, nutrition and food evaluation, food technology and nutrition.


    During the course of the studies the graduates gain:

    a. the knowledge of:

    • principles of nutrition physiology and clinical biochemistry and their use in nutrition planning,

    • methods of evaluation of the quality of individual groups of food products and their significance,

    • essentials of clinical psychology and their use in everyday professional practice to solve complex health, social and family problems,

    • principles of clinical nutrition including parenteral and enteral nutrition using industrial diets to prevent and treat malnutrition,

    • team management principles,

    • the basics of developing forms of individual entrepreneurship,

    • regulations regarding official food control (Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard System and Critical Control Points), compliance with the above in professional work and understanding their importance in improvement of food production quality,

    • rules for the operation of equipment used in mass caterers.

    b. the skills including:

    • developing clear and understandable instructions for personnel providing nutritional care,

    • theory and practice of marketing and management,

    • providing nutritional counselling as well as planning and providing nutritional care for inpatients,

    • determining indications using industrial diets available in Poland, dietary supplements and foods for particular nutritional purposes in correction of the eating disorders,

    • planning, age- and physical activity-tailored, dietary management based on scientific evidence, to prevent diseases due to faulty nutrition,

    • providing instruction for employees employed in food production , comprising organization of work stations and compliance with the principles of good hygiene and manufacturing practice,

    • providing independent nutrition counselling for diverse population groups, both healthy and ill,

    • conducting training programs in nutrition and dietetics,

    • operation and management of a diet clinic/nutrition department.

    c. the social competence to:

    • continue education throughout the working life constantly update the professional knowledge and skills,

    • manage the team implementing tasks in the field of nutritional education as well as prevention and treatment of nutrition-dependent diseases,

    • compliance with professional secrecy and patient’s rights, including the right to reliable information on proposed nutritional procedures.


    The acquired qualifications enable a graduate to seek employment in public and private health care establishment, outpatient and inpatient nutrition departments (hospitals, kindergartens, schools, social welfare homes, sanatoria, prisons, restaurants, catering companies), dietary counselling centres and wellness clinics , sports facilities (sports clinics, fitness clubs, gyms), pharmaceutical companies producing preparations for enteral and parenteral nutrition, companies producing food for special purposes, health departments of local governments, sanitary and epidemiological stations, consumer and public benefit organizations, companies dealing with prevention and nutritional education, research institutes and institutions dealing with food quality assurance systems.

    Candidates for  a  second-cycle  degree  program  in  dietetics  should  possess  a  diploma  of the completion of the first-cycle degree program in dietetics, human nutrition, human nutrition and evaluation of foods, food and nutrition.

    The qualification procedure for the  second  cycle  degree  program  in  dietetics  is  based  on the grade point average obtained during the whole period of the studies (the grade point average is calculated as the arithmetic average of all grades for examinations and credits completing a given subject obtained during the entire course of the studies).


    1. Register and make an account on SUM’s platform.

    2. Follow the instructions and submit the application via the platform.

    3. Attach scanned documents to the application.

    4. Pay the application fee of 85 PLN.

    5. Once the application is submitted, you will be notified through the University’s online account or your email address regarding the status of the application.

    6. Once the University Admission Committee verifies your documents, the candidate’s number will be added to the ranking list.

    7. If you will see on the ranking list the candidate’s number with the mark next to it, and if it says’ Pass’ then you have gotten accepted into SUM and CONGRATULATIONS!

    8. Candidate is required to send/post the printed & signed application form with original or notarised copies of all required documents to the University’s mailing address before the start of the academic year 2023/2024 (before October 2, 2023).

    Candidates are required to apply through Electronic Application Form to which scan copies of the following documents must be attached:

      • original or notarized copy of high school diploma,
      • original or notarized copy of first cycle degree diploma
      • identification document (to be presented for verification),
      • scanned ID/passport photo (resolution: 300 DPI),
      • certificate documenting English language fluency level,
      • receipt of registration fee payment in the amount of 85 PLN (transferred to this account number),
      • health certificate confirming no objections to take up studies in respective fields – applies to candidates who were successfully admitted to the study program by the University Admission Committee,
      • Apostille – in case when the high school/college diploma was issued by an institution operating in the educational system of a Hague Convention Contracting country, as of October 5th, 1961, which waives the requirement of legalization of foreign government documents,
      • certificate issued by the Polish Superintendent of Education stating an approval of high school/college diploma – in case of documents not recognized in Poland by operation of law, issued in a country with which Republic of Poland did not sign a mutual educational. document recognition contract, or a document from a country with which Poland has the above-mentioned contract but the document is not covered in it, NOTE: this certificate is to be obtained only after arrival to Katowice.


    All documents must be issued in English language. If the original document is issued in another language, a sworn translation into English is required.


    Upon satisfactory verification of the Electronic Application Form candidate is required to submit printed and signed Application Form with original or notarized copies of all attached documents to the University mailing address, as per the automated e-mail message to be received from the University Admission Committee.