Publication Date

Spring 5-14-2022

Document Type


First Advisor

Patterson, Julie

Second Advisor

Cowan, Edye

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)


School of Health Studies


In the healthcare field, it is critical that practitioners understand their clients. Although support is growing, one of the least understood communities in society is the transgender community. The research set forth by this Capstone seeks to understand how the transgender community views the healthcare they receive. This will help future healthcare practitioners, including doctors, nurses, nutrition professionals, therapists, and so on, know how to best care for transgender clients.


Overall, it was found that NIU has an overall student population that is well cared for in terms of healthcare, but a better understanding of the transgender community is necessary among practitioners.

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Nutrition Commons