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UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

Nutrition (BS) Human Nutrition & Dietetics

Mission
To prepare students to apply the principles of nutrition, biochemistry, physiology, management, behavioral and social sciences to the promotion of optimal health in individuals including treatment and management of chronic illness. The student learning goals for the Human Nutrition and Dietetics concentration are consistent with this mission because they emphasize the importance of communication, human behavior, interpretation and research. These abilities enhance the intellectual development of Human Nutrition and Dietetics students and prepares them for a variety of careers.

Learning Outcomes

Communication skills
Students will demonstrate effective use of oral and written communication skills.

Health Behaviors
Students will identify health behaviors and educational needs of diverse populations.

Interpret current research
Students will interpret current research and its application to clinical practice in chronic disease.

Nutrient composition
Students will calculate and interpret nutrient composition of foods.

Life Cycle
Students will determine influence of age, growth, and normal development on nutritional requirements.

Policy
Students will describe the role of health care policy and administration as it relates to community nutrition programming.

Metabolism
Students will describe the process of how food is digested, absorbed and metabolized.

Nutrition Care Process
Students will use the nutrition care process to make decisions, to identify nutrition-related problems and determine/evaluate nutrition interventions.

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