Undergraduate Advising

Group Advising Sessions:

Declared Nutrition Major First Year Students

All Nutrition students are expected to meet with an academic advisor every semester. First year students will have advising as a group with individual consultation immediately following. These Sessions will be held on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 in 210A Chenoweth on the following dates:

First Year Student Group Meeting Times*

Fall schedule TBD

*Freshmen Advising Sign up

Students currently in another major who want to declare Nutrition as a primary or secondary major.

Students interested in declaring Nutrition as a major should attend an information workshop. As soon as a student has declared Nutrition as a major they will be assigned a Nutrition Department advisor. 

For information on careers in nutrition please visit our Career Opportunities in Nutrition webpage.

These sessions will be held on Mondays from 4:30-5:30 pm in 108 Chenoweth.

Students transferring into Nutrition Meeting Times

Mondays at 4:30pm in Chenoweth 108
September 8th

September 15th

To sign up for a transfer student group meeting please email: nutritionpeeradvisors@gmail.com

Peer Advising Drop in Hours

Peer advising Drop in Hours  - Fall 2014 Schedule

Mondays: 2:00pm - 5:00pm (Chenoweth 210-A)

Tuesdays: 11:30am-12:30pm (Chenoweth 209)
                  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Chenoweth 209)

Wednesdays: 2:00pm - 4:00 pm (Chenoweth 210-A)

Thursdays: 2:30pm - 4:30pm (Chenoweth 209)

Fridays: 12:00 - 1:00 pm (Chenoweth 210-A) 

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

  • Learn your Nutrition Major Requirements
  • Learn about Careers in Nutrition
  • Learn about the 3 different tracks we offer
  • Get help with Academic course Planning
  • Get help with finding resources oncampus

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

Nutrition Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and transfers

Will be assigned an individual Nutrition Department advisor. Expect an email from your advisor just before registration for spring classes begins. 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. Also, some of the courses required by the nutrition major, in other departments, need a paper application.

Nutrition Undergraduate Advisor Drop In Hours for the Fall '14

Joyce Faraj

Room: Chenoweth 209

Mondays and Wednesdays 1 - 4pm

or email at: jfaraj@nutrition.umass.edu

Career Planning

Career Planning is an important part of your undergraduate experience.  The Nutrition Major Career Checklist provides important tips to stay on track with your career goals. Use this checklist (found in the "Downloads" section of this webpage) as a guide to help you prepare for your future career.