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When is Priority Registration ???

Do you know when your priority registration appointment begins? Well head on over to your UAccess page. On the right hand side under 'Enrollment Dates' and 'Enrollment Appointment' you will see when your priority registration session will begin.

Please note that each session will open up at 6AM.

As of March 2nd, you have access to the Summer '15 and Fall '15 class schedule and are able to use your 'shopping cart' to plan out your class schedule.

Summer enrollment opens for EVERYONE on Monday, March 23rd at 6AM. Please plan ahead and complete your shopping cart prior to registration.

Note: During priority registration, appointments will be limited to 15 minutes and walk-ins will be brief. Please come prepared with your questions and concerns. If you have a quick question, please don't hesitate to send us an email.

Priority Registration-Week 1

Monday, March 23rd, 6am to Sunday, March 29th, 8pm

This is an online event.

Priority Registration begins promptly at 6AM for: SUMMER COURSES, Athletes, Veterans plus their dependents using GI Bill Benefits, Junior Honors Students, and Senior Honors Students.

Schedule your Wise Advising Appointment Today!

Meet your Academic Advisors

Primary Undergraduate Advisor
Michelle Mendoza, MA, RD
Email: mnmendoz@email.arizona.edu

Ashlee Linares-Gaffer, MS, RD
Email: alinares@email.arizona.edu

Shared Inbox: nscadvising@email.arizona.edu

Fall 2015 Course Offerings

NSC 101- Introduction to Human Nutrition
no prerequisites, for nutrition majors only

NSC 301
- Nutrition & the Life Cycle (Offered Fall & Summer)
prerequisite- NSC 101/NSC 170C1

NSC 308- Nutrition & Metabolism (Offered Fall & Spring)
prerequisites- NSC101/NSC170C1, Chem 152, MCB 181R

NSC 310- Principles of Human Nutrition in Health & Disease (Offered Fall & Summer)
Completion of NSC 101/NSC 170C1 Highly recommended; for Nutrition Flex Option Only

NSC 351R- Fundamentals of Food Science (Offered Fall & Summer)
prerequisites- NSC 101/NSC 170C1, Chem 152

NSC 351L- Food Studies Laboratory (Offered Summer, Fall & Spring)
prerequisite/concurrent enrollment in NSC 351R; for Dietetics option

NSC 395A- Experiential Learning in Nutritional Sciences (Offered Fall & Spring)
nutrition major; not a required class

NSC 408- Nutritional Biology (Offered Fall Only)
prerequisites-nutrition major, Chem 241B, PSIO 202 or 380, NSC 308. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in BIOC 384 or BIOC 385.
Will you be a senior in Fall 2015? You should be enrolling in this course.

NSC 425- Medical Nutrition Therapy I (Offered Fall Only)
prerequisites- Open to dietetics option. PSIO 202, NSC 325, completion or concurrent enrollment in BIOC 384 or 385.

NSC 458- Food Service Organization and Management (Offered Fall Only)
prerequisites- Dietetics option only. NSC 358R and NSC 358L.

NSC 475- Nutrigenomics for the Study of Disease Prevention & Intervention (Fall Only)
This course is not required. It is a fully online course and can be used toward the flexible nutrition option.

Help! I don't meet the prerequisites

Are you planning on taking courses over the summer to be eligible for Fall 2015 Nutrition courses? If this is the case, please email us your unofficial transcripts showing your enrollment in the course and we will add you to the wait list. ONCE your course has been completed, please email us your unofficial transcripts with your grade to be enrolled in the course.

Are there any scholarships?

Yes! The CALS Scholarship Application is Open until April 1st at 5pm- Decisions will be made over the summer and money will be awarded for the 2015-2016 academic year.


How do I become a preceptor?

Have you successfully completed a nutrition course that you enjoyed? Did you receive an A or B in the class? Please email the instructors below to see if they are in need of preceptors.

Preceptor Duties
Include but are not limited to: specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in the nutrition department, program, or discipline.

The instructors taking on preceptors this Fall include:
Kelly Jackson kjackson@email.arizona.edu
Jennifer Ravia jravia@email.arizona.edu
Jennifer Ricketts jrickett@email.arizona.edu
Patricia Sparks psparks@email.arizona.edu

Sample Email-Please be professional when communicating with Faculty and Staff. One sentence emails are not appropriate.

Hello Professor ____________,

Introduce yourself and describe what you enjoyed about the class and why you want to be a preceptor.


Your Name
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I am interested in research, where do I begin?

First it is important to identify what your nutrition research interests lie within the department. The Department of Nutritional Sciences Signature Research Areas include:

1. Metabolic and Behavior Factors Influencing Body Composition

2. Bio-active Compounds, Nutrients and Lifestyle: Relationships to Cancer

The link provided below will give you a more in depth look at the type of research each faculty member is conducting. If you are interested in the work they are doing and are wanting to get involved, please send a professional email describing your interest in their research and asking if there are any current opportunities.


Nutritional Science Club

Who we are

The UA Nutritional Science Club is an ASUA recognized non-profit organization run by nutrition students. Our mission is to promote healthy lifestyle choices and behavior change within the Tucson community.

The club offers opportunities for nutrition students to:

  • Gain community experience
  • Develop professional and leadership skills
  • Network with professionals in the field
  • Make new friends

Nutritional Science Club President

Jason Olig

Dietetics, Senior

Email Jason today for more information on future meetings!