Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
1. Locate, interpret, evaluate, and use professional literature.
2. Identify and explain research designs, and statistical analysis methods.
3. Select and use appropriate current information technology to locate and apply evidence-based guidelines and protocols.
4. Demonstrate effective, assertive and professional oral and written communication and documentation skills.
5. Assess nutrition parameters, determine appropriate nutrition interventions, and develop plans to monitor the effectiveness of those interventions.
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. Kay Stearns Bruening, Undergraduate Program Director, to review admission requirements.
In addition to FYS 101, the BS in Nutrition Science 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 Science 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.