Learner Objectives

With first-rate mentors and advisory committees, we provide scholars with the knowledge and skills necessary for them to be successful in academia or industry, and inculcate a zest for lifetime learning.
All scholars should acquire superior:

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of state of the art scientific methodologies as they relate to the nutritional sciences
  • Academic skills of scientific experimentation, appropriate scientific methodologies, and writing manuscripts and grant proposals
  • Ability to generate sound hypotheses
  • Productivity in research and publications

All scholars should acquire the following values:

  • Competence: training, knowledge, empowerment, efficiency, prudence, wisdom and quality
  • Confidence: trust, integrity, accountability, accuracy, loyalty, punctuality and professionalism
  • Completion: goal setting, implementation, closure
  • Commitment: flexibility, adaptability, dedication, teaching, initiative and exceptional service
  • Courtesy: teamwork, mutual respect, listening, patience, non-judgment and humility
  • Creativity: imagination, originality, thirst for knowledge and outside the box thinking