The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Natural Sciences

Mission, objectives and intended outcomes

Mission:

Similarly to the BS in Nutrition program, the mission of the Coordinated Program (CP) is to prepare graduates for food and nutrition careers by providing them with the ability to integrate didactic and practical education in order to improve the health and well-being of individuals and groups while upholding tradition of the liberal arts education.

In addition, the CP is dedicated to preparing graduates for excellence in dietetics practice and dynamic professional involvement in the field. Students will be prepared for entry-level positions in dietetics through both classroom education and supervised field experiences.

The program provides education in all areas of dietetics with a nutrition therapy emphasis so as to achieve the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics requirements for program accreditation. Through an understanding of the standards of practice and development of skills, students can successfully pass the Colloquium exam and apply their knowledge to careers in clinical nutrition, food service and program management.

Goals:

The CP in Nutrition and Dietetics goals are to:

Learning Outcomes:

The Coordinated Program has a planned curriculum that supports the learning activities to attain all the Foundation Knowledge and Competencies set by ACEND. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:


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