Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
1. Use current information technologies to locate, interpret, evaluate, and use professional literature to make ethical evidence-based practice decisions and apply evidence based guidelines and protocols.
2. Produce effective and professional oral and written communication and documentation.
3. Demonstrate counseling techniques by applying professional guidelines to a practice scenario.
4. Develop interventions and educational sessions, based on nutritional problems to enhance wellness in diverse populations.
5. Explain the impact of public policy position, health care policy, and different health care delivery systems on dietetics practice.
6. 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.
7. Diagram and describe the role of macronutrient metabolism in the maintenance of health and prevention of disease.
8. 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. Kay Stearns Bruening, Undergraduate Program Director, to review admission requirements.
In addition to FYS 101, the BS in Nutrition requires completion of an IDEA course (chosen from a select list) - The IDEA course may count as a liberal arts, departmental course, or elective depending on the course chosen. Please see the undergraduate course catalog for a full listing of IDEA courses .
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 major, advance planning and working with your advisor makes it possible to study abroad for a whole semester or summer. We also offer a variety of nutrition-tailored study abroad short-term experiences.