Mission, Vision, Values, & Objectives

Mission, Vision, Values, & Objectives


The mission of the nutrition program at Mansfield University is to integrate Mansfield University’s liberal arts emphasis with knowledge and skills necessary for progressing toward goals foundational to careers in foods, nutrition, dietetics; graduate school; and/or post-baccalaureate internships. 


To provide a student-focused learning environment that allows nutrition students to develop their potential in becoming competent leaders who empower their patients, clients, employees, and communities. 


Scholarship: We enthusiastically embrace student learning. We believe students should be actively engaged learners in, as well as out, of the classroom. We believe faculty and students should be life-long learners.

Character: We provide an environment which encourages personal accountability, integrity, honesty, and courage.  We create an atmosphere which fosters respect for others students may encounter in their personal and professional lives.

Culture: We celebrate the uniqueness of individuals with whom nutrition professionals interact. We provide opportunities for students to learn about the unique needs of humans from a variety of backgrounds.

Service: We support our local community and embrace service learning. We encourage our students to participate in volunteer activities related to the major. 

Nutrition Student Learning Objectives

Our students will:   

  • demonstrate the ability to use and interpret current research in developing knowledge of nutrition, sports nutrition, and dietetic practice.
  • demonstrate the ability to use oral and written communications effectively as individuals and in group settings requiring collaboration and teamwork.
  • demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills related to medical nutrition therapy.  (Dietetics only)
  • demonstrate the ability to apply management principles using problem solving and critical thinking skills in hypothetical and actual practice situations. (Dietetics only)  
  • exhibit an understanding of public policy and its effects on health care systems. (Dietetics only) 
  • demonstrate the ability to make nutrient recommendations for athletes.  (Sports nutrition only)
  • exhibit the ability to apply their knowledge of problem solving and critical thinking skills in hypothetical and actual sports nutrition practice situations. (Sports nutrition only)