Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
1. Locate, interpret, evaluate and use professional literature and information technologies, understand research designs, and statistical analysis methods, and integrate research principles into evidence-based practice.
2. Demonstrate effective, assertive and professional oral, written and advocacy/negotiation communication and documentation skills and use of current information technologies when communicating with individuals, groups and the public.
3. Demonstrate appropriate use and interpretation of nutrition assessment techniques.
4. Use the nutrition care process to make decisions, to identify nutrition-related problems and determine and evaluate nutrition interventions, including medical nutrition therapy, disease prevention and health promotion.
5. Apply knowledge of the role of culture, environment, food and lifestyle choices to develop interventions to affect change and enhance wellness in diverse individuals and groups
6. Diagram and describe the role of macronutrient metabolism in the maintenance of health and prevention of disease
7. Recall and diagram the role of vitamins and minerals in the maintenance of macronutrient metabolism for health and disease prevention.
Transfer applicants must schedule an interview with Dr. Tanya Horacek, Undergraduate Program Director, to review admission requirements.
Degree requires a 3 credit Writing Intensive course and 3 credits of Critical Reflections.
The Writing Intensive and critical reflections courses may meet a Humanities, Social Science, or elective requirement. Note that some courses may satisfy both the writing intensive and critical reflections requirement -For a listing of writing intensive and critical reflection courses, please consult the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.
Given the structured nature of the Nutrition Science major, planning ahead and working with your advisor makes it easy to study aboard for a whole semester or summer. We also offer a variety of nutrition-tailored study aboard short term experiences.