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UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

Nutrition (BS) Nutrition & Wellness

Mission
To prepare students to apply basic nutritional sciences, community nutrition, public health education, and exercise and sport science to the promotion of optimal health in individuals. The student learning goals for the Nutrition and Wellness 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 Nutrition and Wellness students and prepares them for a variety of careers.

Learning Outcomes

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

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 disease prevention and promotion of health.

Nutritional Status
Students will evaluate the nutritional status of an individual using multiple methods (anthropometric, biochemical, clinical and dietary

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

Policy
Students will discuss the impact of health care policy and different health care delivery

Sports Nutrition
Students will apply the current sports nutrition recommendations for carbohydrates, protein and fat by sport type, gender, and level of training.

International Nutrition
Students will demonstrate an understanding of cultural competence/sensitivity.

Food Science
Students will apply critical thinking skills.

Educational Session Development
Students will develop an educational session of program/educational strategy for a target population.

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