Nutrition and Dietetics, M.S. Student Learning Outcomes

College Health and Human Sciences
Major Nutrition and Dietetics
Degree M.S.
Date Revised 2016-2017

Student Learning Outcomes and Proposed Methods for Collecting Data (from Assessment Plan)

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate knowledge of nutritional needs and human behavior, as well as the economic and management aspects of health.
  2. Guide change in dietary behavior for both the treatment of disease and the promotion of health.
  3. Design and implement programs to provide nutrition care in acute care community agencies, and educational programs.
  4. Practice as good consumers of research information, as well as being adept in interpreting, designing, and conducting research in nutrition and dietetics.
  5. Demonstrate a scientific and ethical approach to the acquisition and use of knowledge regarding nutrition and dietetics.
  6. Practice appropriate use of cognitive, communication, and technological skills in professional practice in nutrition and dietetics

Methods of Assessment

  • Final Course Exams (1-2)
  • Program Planning Seminar Assignments (2-3)
  • Class research projects (4-6)
  • Research Paper (4)
  • Thesis or Non-Thesis Project (4-6)
  • Comprehensive Exam (5-6)
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist exam (1,6) 

Last Updated

AAE updated June 2017

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