The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Natural Sciences

Mission, Objectives and Learning Outcomes

Mission Statement

The mission of the MS in Nutrition program is to prepare competent graduates who can contribute to the prevention and management of nutrition-related problems in order to improve the health and well-being of individuals and groups.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the MS in Nutrition are:

  1. To prepare professionals who integrate evidence-based nutrition knowledge and interdisciplinary skills to change dietary behavior needed for promotion of health.
  2. To produce leaders who are able to design and implement programs to provide nutrition care in acute care settings, communities and educational institutions.
  3. To produce investigators with the required competencies to interpret, design and conduct research in the field of nutrition and food science

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the MS in Nutrition program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Integrate the latest advances in nutrient metabolism science knowledge to deal with various health challenges.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking in the interpretation of the most recent Nutrition and Food research (PO1).
  3. Apply professional and inter-professional teamwork skills and ethical standards in the application of Nutrition care (PO1 and PO2).
  4. Demonstrate continuous active learning and awareness of current trends in nutrition and food science through relevant information sources (PO1).
  5. Design and implement research protocols and use validated and reliable methodology in the field of Nutrition and food science (PO3).
  6. Use pertinent statistical analyses to interpret scientific data (PO3).
  7. Manage available resources and develop programs that integrate promotion of nutritional well-being with cultural needs (PO2).
  8. Prepare and deliver presentations and behavior modification techniques to educate and better the health of individuals and groups (PO1).

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