University Education Services
Departament of Health
Division of Social Studies
Building L, level 1.
Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 09:00 to 18:00 h.
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 09:00 to 14:00 h.
To schedule an appointment or more information:
Tel. +52 (55) 5950-4000 Ext. 7057 y 7023.
The Nutrition Clinic of the Universidad Iberoamericana of Mexico City is a model of health care for the promotion of healthy eating habits and physical activity for members of the university community. It is also a research center where students perform nutrition practices and projects led by scholars from the Department of Health.
This center, coordinated by Dra. Alicia Parra Carriedo, NC, is an academic entity of the Departament of Health,whose purpose, besides the above mentioned, is to support the formation of professionals in Nutrition.
It offers its services to the university community that requests it, by providing tools and strategies to improve their diet and thus their nutritional status. The guidance for the formation of healthy eating habits, adequate to their tastes and family traditions and proposes ways to improve their style and quality of life.
In addition to consultation and guidance given to the university community, the Nutrition Clinic evaluates the nutritional status of each member of the representative teams of the Iberian Wolves, so that together with Dr. Julian Perez of the Sports and Health Department, give the specifications of their training routines and nutrition to improve athletic performance.
It features the most advanced equipment in the international arena for the evaluation of body composition and determination of energy expenditure, equipment that allow students to come into contact with high technology, which include some of the most distinctive devices:
- Equipment for measuring body composition Bod Pod: assessing body composition and to distinguish fat mass and fat-free mass-muscle, water, bone, represents one of the most widely used in research teams around the world.
- RJL bioimpedance equipment, considered the international gold standard in this type of measurements.
- Tanita and Tefal equipment; and
- Interactance infrared Futrex equipment.
It also has everything you need for anthropometric measurements and assessments, as skin-fold calipers – subcutaneous fat-meters, electronic and mechanical stadiometer, and anthropometers – for physical dimensions and tapes.
Among the metabolic monitors are: Team Delta Trac II, to measure the resting energy expenditure, that provides real energy expenditure and the use of nutrients – protein, lipids and carbohydrates – and accurately infers the feeding schedule to be provided.
In this same category there is a meter to measure energy expenditures for physical activity, the Fitmate equipment, that when connected to a cycle it measures the expenditure during physical activity, and for the representative teams of the Iberian Wolves, it permits to provide specific training routines.
The clinic also has specific support to evaluate a diet that a person consumes, by using food replicas to visualize accurately the amounts of food and portions consumed.
Evaluation Center of the Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City
The Food preparation and services area of the Department of Health, through CECOLAB Certifier of Competency Standards in Food and Beverage, has formally submitted to the process for the Universidad Iberoamericana of Mexico City to be an accredited Assessment Center (EC UIA) by the Council for Standardization and Certification of Occupational Competencies (CONOCER), installed by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare. You can get certified in the Technical Standards of Competency Standards “FOOD PREPARATION”. If you are a student or ex-alumni of the Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Science and are ready to face the working world, the Assessment Center UIA invites you to be certified in Occupational Competency voluntarily as of the 5th semester.
To Access the full evaluation and certification, fill out the application as a candidate in the “UIA Assessment Center” of the Department of Health.
The evaluation process is very easy:
- Apply the self-diagnostics that will give us information about the knowledge in this area.
- An evaluation plan is made up according to the candidate and the evaluator in which they agree on the day, the form and the requirements for evaluation.
- Evidences are your knowledge, abilities and practice skills are collected during a food preparation practice.
- An Evaluation Portfolio is made up with the collected documents and evidences.
- The portfolio is sent to the Certification Body where a panel of experts determines the Competency.
Do not doubt it; you are prepared to obtain it. For more information, click here (in Spanish, format .ppt).
Mtra. Claudia Martínez Núñez
Tel.+52 (55) 5950-4000 Ext. 7449
Gloria Ramírez Loera
Tel: +52 (55) 5950-4000 Ext. 4630
Institutional Program of Gerontology
Building I, Ground Floor, and Building L, First Floor (Laboratories)
Tel. +52 (55) 5950-4000 Ext. 4635 y 4266. Fax: +52 (55) 5950-4254
The Institutional Gerontology Program, operated by the Department of Health, aims to address, from different disciplines and in collaboration with other departments and institution, the problems of aging in the Mexican population.
The program proposes the development of academic projects in gerontology, research, community service and Open University for the elderly.
Internationalization of the Gerontology Program
Have agreements with the National University of Cordoba (Argentina), University of Salvador (Argentina) and the University of Barcelona.
Publications (in Spanish)