The mission of the MSNS program echoes that of King’s College, with a specific focus on “pursuing excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarship”, as well as “student formation in a nurturing community”. Our program’s ultimate aim is to engage learners in a collaborative, interactive learning environment that encourages critical inquiry and ethical, evidence-based nutrition practice in a spirit of service, social responsibility and leadership. Upon completion of the Master of Science in Nutrition Science, students will be able to:
- Apply biochemical, clinical, and nutritional knowledge to guide nutritional analysis, interventions, and monitoring.
- Observe and analyze common eating patterns and relate the importance of early intervention in the prevention of disease and maintenance of health.
- Assess nutritional needs of individuals, establish nutritional priorities, and apply an individualized evidence-based therapeutic intervention.
- Evaluate the role of demographics, ethical decisions, and community influences in nutritional needs, choices, attitudes and behaviors.
- Describe and defend the fundamental elements of research design and evaluate empirical literature for quality and applicability.