Nutrition for Health and Wellness – Program Learning Outcomes

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Program learning outcomes are developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, they are re-examined and updated during regular, ongoing program review by employers, graduates working in the field and current students.

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Vocational Standards

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Administer appropriate assessment protocols, such as food intake questionnaires, lifestyle
    questionnaires and physiological assessments for the evaluation of nutritional habits of clients.
  2. Analyze and evaluate results of a client’s nutritional assessment to determine the optimal
    nutritional intake for health and wellness.
  3. Plan and prepare menus, recipes and foods to enhance client health and wellness.
  4. Coach clients towards improved nutritional decision making and self-efficacy as part of a
    comprehensive health and nutrition program to optimize client outcomes.
  5. Recommend nutritional practices, with consideration of the health of the client, phytochemicals,
    micronutrients, and biochemical balance related to human health and disease, as part of a
    preventative health and wellness strategy.
  6. Design and implement nutrition education programs for clients and relevant partners to maximize
    health and wellness.
  7. Apply coaching techniques to promote health and nutrition behaviour change and support
    interventions relevant to individual conditions, preferences, goals and stage in the life cycle.
  8. Develop and implement a business proposal and marketing plan for health and nutrition coaching
    in order to garner appropriate supports.
  9. Comply with relevant legislation, policies, procedures and industry best practices for health,
    safety and sanitation related to professional scope of practice.
  10. Formulate on-going professional development strategies in order to keep practices current and
    relevant, to further the aims of clients and to contribute to on-going evolution of the field of health
    and nutrition coaching.

Essential Employability Skills

All graduates with the following Ontario College credentials, Ontario College Certificate, Ontario College Diploma and Ontario College Advanced Diploma, must be able to reliably demonstrate Essential Employability Skills in a combination of the following 11 skill areas:

  1. Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
  2. Respond to written, spoken or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
  3. Execute mathematical operations accurately.
  4. Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
  5. Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
  6. Locate, select, organize and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.
  7. Analyze, evaluate and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
  8. Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems and contributions of others.
  9. Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
  10. Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
  11. Take responsibility for one’s own actions, decisions and consequences.

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