NOTE: For any students interested in switching into the Nutrition Major, we are holding an information and advising session Monday, April 4th at 6pm in Chenoweth 210A (department library, across from the main office). We will discuss our three different track options, requirements for each and various resources for nutrition students. We will also provide one-on-one advising so you will be ready to enroll in classes for the fall semester. Signup for this session through this link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0E49AEAB28A3FF2-internal1
Drop-in Office Hours:
Nicole Goldstein, Undergraduate Advisor: Mon 12:30-2 & Th 1-3pm (209 Chenoweth)
Claire Norton, Undergraduate Program Director: Th & Fri 2-3pm (206A Chenoweth)
Peer Advisors: Wed 9am-2pm & Fri 10am-1:15pm (209 Chen)
Nicole Goldstein, Undergraduate Advisor
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
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 on the following dates:
|First Year Student Group Advising Times*|
W Apr 6 5:30pm, M Apr 11 6:00pm, W Apr 13 5:30pm, Th Apr 14 5:30pm
*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. Peer advisors can discuss professional opportunities available with a Nutrition degree. Peer Advisors can also outline, in a general way, the core requirements and course sequences for each track.
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:
These sessions will be held in 210A Chenoweth. Check the box below for times. There will be a live link under the box once we have determined the advising group times.
|Students transferring into Nutrition Advising Times|
|Mon Apr 4 6:00pm|
Signup through this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/