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UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

Nutrition - Nutrition & Foodservice Systems (MS without Thesis)

Mission
The mission of the MS without thesis program in nutrition is to train graduates: 1). To be socially responsible and engaged citizens naturally through our research and curriculum emphases on chronic health issues and community engaged research. 2). To pursue clinical positions in healthcare settings either in medical centers or specialty practices areas, such as diabetes educators or cardiac rehabilitation specialists.

Learning Outcomes

Enhanced critical thinking/problem solving skills
Students will undertstand and interpret nutrition based research literature.

Written and Oral Communication Skills
Students will write and orally present a nutrition based research problem.

Knowledge of Research Methods in Nutrition
Students will learn research methods and experimental designs employed by nutrition research.

Understand Metabolism and Function of Nutrients
Students will understand nutrient and phytochemical metabolism, interactions of nutrients on genes, nutrition and aging, nutrition assessment, nutrition and physical performance, the scientific basis of diet and disease relationships, ways in which nutrition science is used to improve the health of people, ways in which nutrition research is used to set public policy and nutrition research methodologies.

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