Nutritional Sciences Curriculum
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Are agreements that describe the communication skills, critical thinking skills, and content knowledge in the major (known collectively as Student Learning Outcomes) that students should acquire if they diligently follow the prescribed course of study. UF is required to assess student achievement in these Student Learning Outcomes through Individual Student Assessments before graduation. Satisfactory completion of the ISAs constitutes successful completion of the Academic Learning Compact.
Examples of how two of the Student Learning Outcomes are assessed:
SLO 1, Use knowledge of nutrient functions, food sources and physiological systems to determine nutrient and dietary needs of individuals in various life-cycle stages and/or with nutrition-related diseases is assessed by questions embedded on examinations in HUN3403, Nutrition Through the Life Cycle, HUN4445, Nutrition and Disease 1 and HUN4446, Nutrition and Disease 2. In Nutrition Through the Life Cycle three critical thinking exercises are included on the three exams. The format is short answers to case scenarios requiring students to assess dietary intake, physiological stage of development or decline, risk factors, and lifestyle factors and is worth 10 points of a 100 point exam. In HUN4445 and HUN4446, 10 multiple choice questions are included on each of three exams. In all three courses, questions were developed by a committee of faculty members.
SLO 5 Create, interpret and analyze written text, oral messages and multimedia presentations used in agricultural and life sciences is assessed based on grades in AEE3030C, Oral Communications, and AEE3033C, Writing for Agriculture and Natural Resources. All assignments in these courses are graded based upon rubrics that have been developed by committees within the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication.