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Biomedical Sciences, BS - Nutrition Science Emphasis

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome BS-J Mastery of nutrition science concepts

Students in the Nutrition Emphasis will gain greater conceptual mastery of the field than what is presented in BMS 105 (Basic Nutrition)
Objective 10 Nutrition emphasis students in BMS will be able to explain how carbohydrate availability is necessary to support optimum sports performance.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
For the 2018 - 2019 reporting cycle, 50% (4/8) scored 75% or higher on the final exam. This falls well short of the stated target.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
For 2017-2018, the average score on the final exam in BMS 415 was 79.1%. Although this exceeds the target set out in this measure, given the low sample size we will reserve final judgement until more data can be collected.

Objective 7 Nutrition emphasis students in BMS will become competent at diagnosing and assessing nutrition vulnerability

Measure 1

2020 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The Nutrition component of the BMS curriculum is currently in a state of flux. Two thirds of the department's nutrition instructors retired this academic year with no concrete plans to replace them. The proposal for a Nutrition Science major was shelved until there's more clarity on the department's future commitment to this sub-discipline. The Nutrition emphasis, meanwhile, became extinct along with all the other emphases on campus. So all assessment reporting on this is in a holding pattern for now.

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
94% (17/18) of students in BMS 404 earned a 75% or better on the final exam. This is just one student shy of achieving our target.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
94% (16/17) of students in BMS 404 earned a 75% on the final exam.

Objective 8 Nutrition emphasis students in BMS will design case studies for intervening in specific target populations to identify nutrition-related problems

Measure 1

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
For 2018 - 2019, 91% (10/11) of students in BMS 407 scored 75% or better on the final exam, just one student shy of achieving the stated goal.

2018 Status
Achieved
The target score was met, but given that these results were based on only 12 students, we will collect at least one additional year's worth of data before rendering judgement.

Objective 9 Nutrition emphasis students in BMS will demonstrate proficiency in describing the mechanisms underlying glucose uptake into insulin-sensitive tissues.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
For the 2018 - 2019 reporting cycle, 86% (329/382) of students in BMS 305 earned a 75% or higher on the final exam. It should be noted that in two out of the seven sections, this target was achieved. For BMS 306, the target was reached, albeit with a very low sample size of three students.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
For the 2017 - 2018 reporting cycle 92% (329/357) of students in BMS 305 earned a 75% or higher on the final exam. For the more advanced BMS 306, this result stood at 60% (9/15)