Student Learning Outcomes

Master of Science in Nutrition, Dietetics and Sensory Sciences (NDSS)

For a selected focus area, learners will be able to:

  • Describe and discuss the knowledge base, including that from pertinent related disciplines
  • Develop knowledge-driven research questions or hypotheses
  • Use research, dissemination, or technological processes essential for subject area mastery
  • Apply data analysis techniques including statistical assessments, appropriately and competently
  • Present, with accuracy, research activities and outcome and respond to audience questions and comments
  • Compose written documents (e.g. reports, manuscripts, papers) using scientific and technical writing principles correctly
  • Demonstrate a professional identify through professional conduct, ethics, and as much as fiscally possible, through attendance at professional meetings and events and participation in professional organizations.

Doctor of Philosophy

In addition to the student learning outcomes previously above for a Master of Science degree, students seeking a PhD in Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health will demonstrate an ability to:

  • Independently and as a team member, design and conduct research activities with outcomes worthy of publication in a refereed professional publication
  • Design and draft proposals seeking institutional or extramural funding
  • Generate knowledge and integrate with current knowledge base in the focus area

Master of Science in Dietetics

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Use critical thinking skills to address important issues in the dietetics profession
  • Write clearly and effectively for a variety of audiences
  • Report positive impact of the masters in dietetics program on their lives including job performance