By the completion of your studies in the PhD program in Nutrition Science, you are expected to demonstrate the following primary student learning outcomes:

  1. Identify the cellular, biochemical, physiological and behavioral impacts of nutrition and diet on health and chronic disease.
  2. Understand the regulation of nutrient metabolism and nutritional needs.
  3. Understand the molecular actions of nutrients in our body and the impact on human health.
  4. Understand the impact of the environment and health on the ability to use nutrients from the diet.
  5. Be able to critically evaluate the literature in the field of nutrition and public health.
  6. Be proficient in conducting research, including developing hypothesis statements, obtaining regulatory approval, collecting data, entering and analyzing data, and writing a manuscript.
  7. Develop knowledge of how to prepare a grant proposal to secure external research funding.
  8. Gain experience giving research presentations.
  9. Understand the role that research ethics plays in experimental design and implementation.