A unique and significant component of nutrition diagnosing is the addition of Nutrition Focused Physical Exam (NPE). Acquiring the skill set necessary to perform this exam takes learning the proper exam technique, practice of the technique along with knowledge of anatomy, pathology, pharmacology, and nutritional biochemistry. Experience gained in practice leads to development of critical reasoning skills and a growing ability to identify nutrient based lesions and make reliable nutrition diagnoses. The MND/DI utilizes the college simulation lab to learn and practice the exam. Below are examples of our students practicing the NPE.