Undergraduate Advising

Wed 9/16 5pm - Orientation and Advising Session for students switching into the Nutrition major, Nutrition Department Library (210-A Chenoweth)
Please email Nicole Goldstein at nicolegoldst@nutrition.umass.edu, if you are interested in attending.  

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 careers in nutrition
  • Learn about the three different tracks we offer
  • Get help with academic course planning
  • Get help with finding resources on campus

Peer Advisors are also trained in using Linked-In.  Seniors are encouraged to make an appointment for help in creating their own Linked-In profile.  You will be required to have your profile approved before joining the UMass Amherst Nutrition Alumni network.   

To schedule an appointment please email: nutritionpeeradvisors@gmail.com


Career Planning

Career Planning is an important part of your undergraduate experience.  The Nutrition Major Career Checklist provides important tips and steps to stay on track with your career goals.  Use this checklist as a guide to help you prepare for your future career.


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.  First-year students will be required to attend small group advising sessions with individual consultations immediately following.  

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.