Undergraduate Advising

Office Hours:

Nicole Goldstein, Undergraduate Advisor
Drop-in Wed:10:00-11:30 am or by appointment Mon/Tue/Wed
Email for appointment: nicolegoldst@nutrition.umass.edu
209 Chenoweth

Claire Norton, Undergraduate Program Director
Drop-in Th 2-4pm
206A Chenoweth

Peer Advisors:
Wednesdays: 10-11AM, 12-2PM (Chenoweth 208A)
Thursdays: 10-11AM, 12-3PM (Chenoweth 208A)
Fridays: 10-11AM (Chenoweth 209)

If you prefer to schedule an appointment, you can contact Nicole Goldstein at nicolegoldst@nutrition.umass.edu or our peer advisors at nutritionpeeradvisors@gmail.com.

Nicole Goldstein, Undergraduate Advisor

209 Chenoweth
(413) 545-1078

Nicole is happy to talk with you and answer any questions you may have about the nutrition major, the three tracks, academic planning, transferring into UMass, switching majors or double majoring, study abroad, getting field and research experience, etc.  If you want to set up a time to speak on the phone or visit outside drop-in office hours, please get in touch with her via email.

Nutrition Peer Advisors

Peer Advisors are experienced and trained junior and senior nutrition majors available to help Freshmen and Sophomores with academic planning.  Here is a list of some of the things a peer advisor can help you with:

  • Learn your nutrition major requirements
  • Learn about the three different tracks we offer
  • Learn what it's like to be a nutrition major
  • Get help with academic course planning
  • Get help with finding resources on campus

Pre-Registration Advising

All Nutrition students are required to meet with an academic advisor at least once a semester, prior to or during the registration period (November for spring semester registration; March for fall semester registration). Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and transfer students will receive an email from their assigned advisor to schedule a pre-registration appointment. Even if you feel that you are on track, there is often new information shared at advising - courses change, catalogue numbers and core requirements occasionally change. In addition, some of the courses in other departments that are required by the nutrition major need a paper application. It is also an opportunity to see that you are on track in terms of your career goals.

First Year Students

First-year students will be required to attend small group advising sessions with individual consultations immediately following.   Close to enrollment appointments we will offer sign up opportunities for these small advising groups.  Check the box below for times.  There will be a live link under the box once we have determined the advising group times.

These sessions will be held in 210A Chenoweth, dates and times to be announced.

*Freshmen Advising Sign up: www.SignUpGenius.com

Students Currently in Another Major Who Want to Declare Nutrition as a Primary or Secondary Major:

Students interested in declaring Nutrition as a major can transfer into the Nutrition department. For most of the semester, students should first meet with a peer advisor to determine if Nutrition is the right major for them. 

During the pre-registration period, we offer an orientation to the Nutrition Department, career opportunities and academic advising for transfer students in small group settings. The Undergraduate Advisor and/or Undergraduate Program Director attend these meetings to meet students and answer questions.  During these group sessions, students will be signed into the major. 

For information on careers in Nutrition please visit our:

Career Opportunities in Nutrition Webpage

These sessions will be held in 210A Chenoweth, dates and times to be announced. There will be a live link under the box once we have determined the advising group times.

Signup through this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/