College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Do you know when your priority registration appointment begins? Click here to view your Priority Registration week: https://www.registrar.arizona.edu/schedule2164/rsvp/rsvp.htm

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

The Fall 2016 Schedule of Classes will be available March 1, 2016. Students will be able to use their shopping carts and view their Enrollment Appointments in UAccess on March 1, 2016 as well.

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.


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 2016-2017 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!