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Dietetics vs. Nutrition option

Transfer courses

Mediterranean Study Abroad

NSC Clubs

Volunteer opportunities

UA Sports Nutrition Conference

Southern Arizona Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Upcoming Events

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Am I in the right option??

Option 1- Dietetics: This option is often chosen by students who plan to pursue a career in the field of dietetics, mostly likely as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

Option 2 - Nutrition: This option has many of the same science foundation courses and core nutrition course requirements as the Dietetics option, but it offers flexibility in the course requirements and allows students to make choices to incorporate a specific emphasis into the degree i.e. prepare for pharmacy, PA school, medical school, health professional schools.


Transferring an in-state course? Please request to have your official transcripts sent to the U of A after your final grade has been posted. You can find more infomtion here:


Transferring an out of state course? If you have not done so already, please have it evaluated.

Physiology, Chemistry, Biology eval link:





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Spoon University

Spoon University is a food publication by and for our generation featuring recipes, restaurant reviews, personal stories and hacks to help you "adult." Its really great experience for writing, nutrition, social media or marketing. If you love to cook, bake or just eat we are looking for recipe developers, videographers, and photographers as well. Being a part of spoon university guarantees writing exposure and well as a fun hands-on experience! Our first introductory meeting will be at the library room B411 on Tuesday, September 11th at 6!! If you have any questions please email me at rfaber0127@email.arizona.edu

Looking for a job? Consider working at the Student Union!

Build up your nutrition related experience

Over 1,000 students work for the Arizona Student Unions each semester, making us the largest student employer on campus. Be part of our diverse winning team and receive hands-on experience, while working in a fun and safe environment. We strive to coach, teach, and mentor all of our students.

Studies prove that students with campus jobs tend to perform better in school, so get involved today! We have several different areas for students to work in, including: Culinary Services, Catering, Operations, Retail, Human Resources, Marketing, Administration, and Event Services.


  • 50% off meals
  • Flexible hours
  • Competitive wages
  • Meet new friends
  • Work Study accepted
  • Work with other students
  • Convenience (we’re on campus)
  • Opportunity for advancement


Patient Experience Ambassador, St Joseph's Hospital

St Joseph’s Emergency department is the front face of the hospital’s community. We serve over 50,000 patients at the Emergency Center each year. Our mission is to embrace the whole person, in mind, body and spirit and to serve all people with dignity. The Patient Experience Ambassador serves as a link between the patient and clinical staff as well as the families in clinical staff. They are trained to assist patients in non-clinical tasks to ensure adequate and timely communication; to ensure comfort; and to alleviate fear and anxiety. The ultimate goal is to ensure that Emergency Center patients leave with an understanding of their care and the follow ups required ensuring continued healing.

The Patient Experience Ambassador is a key member of the Emergency team. The success of our patient’s journey is dependent on how successful we are with each interaction at each step of the Emergency Center journey. We are looking for mature, dependable students who can commit to 4 hours a week for six (6) months. The student cohort will be asked to attend an all day Saturday training led by a multi-disciplinary team.

If interested, please call or email Teresa Reyna, Director of Service Excellence and ask for an application.

Teresa Reyna |Director of Service Excellence

Carondelet St Joseph’s Hospital

350 N. Wilmot Road | Tucson, AZ 85711

O: 520-873-3745

Email: Teresa.reyna@carondelet.org

AZ Health Zone CENS Fall 2018 Volunteer - Orientation/Training

The Arizona Health Zone- Cooperative Extension- Nutritional Sciences (AZ Health Zone CENS) will be providing a Volunteer Training for any Nutritional Sciences Students who would like to become a volunteer on:

Wednesday, September 12th from 5:00 to 6:30 PM

in the Shantz Building Room 159

Becoming a volunteer can help meet your requirement of volunteer hours, engage you with our local community and build experience to add to your resume and be competitive in the job or internship market.

For more information about the AZ Health Zone, please visit: https://www.azhealthzone.org/.

Everyone who wishes to be an AZ Health Zone CENS volunteer must attend the volunteer training. The training will last 1.5 hours. All volunteers who attend this training will also receive a Volunteer Certificate at the end of the session.

If you are interested in becoming an AZ Health Zone CENS volunteer:

Please RSVP to addisonvavala@email.arizona.edu if you plan on attending and let us know your preferred T-shirt size.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

-AZ Health Zone CENS Team


If you have any questions about this invitation, please contact Samanthaj@email.arizona.edu.

Elder Rehab at teh JCC

Elder Rehab Needs a Few More Interns and Volunteers for Fall 2018. Great experience for students interested in physical therapy (PT)!

JCC Elder Rehab is entering its 8th semester and is based on a federally-funded UA research project which is described at www.u.arizona.edu/~sarkin/elderrehab.html. A brief video about the current program is on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbscTmUKHVc

Former student participants credit the Elder Rehab experience for helping them get into medical school and other graduate programs and jobs.

For information, email or call Dr. Sharon Arkin (PsyD) at sharonmerlearkin@gmail.com//520-603-2912.

College of Medicine Internship - Due today (9/7/18)

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Fueling Practice & Play

Practical Sports Nutrition For All Performance Levels

The University of Arizona Department of Nutritional Sciences, in partnership with Cooperative Extension, Arizona Athletics, and the Arizona Student Unions, presents the 2018 Sports Nutrition Conference: Fueling Practice & Play on Friday, October 12, 2018.

More information: https://nutrition.cals.arizona.edu/snc

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Southern Arizona Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics COrner

Preparing Your Champion: Fueling and Hydration Tactics for Youth Athletes and Active Kids

Presented by: Dezi Abeyta, RDN

September 26th, 6:00-8:00 PM at the Tucson High Auditorium

*This event is free to community members

Learning Objectives:

1. Assess the nutritional needs of a child or adolescent athlete concerning gender, stage of development, and cultural difference.

2. Include critical recommendations for overall macronutrients, micronutrients, and hydration goals.

3. Be well informed about the psychosocial benefits of sports and the stigma of obesity and pressure from “diet culture.”

Event Cost:

Members: Free Non-Members: Free

Join the S-AZAND HungerWalk 2018 Team!

Event Organized by the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

It’s not too late to join the S-AZAND team to help support this year’s Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona HungerWalk! The funds we raise will help alleviate hunger in Arizona by providing food to people in need. More than 1,078,190 Arizona residents are food insecure - nearly 389,850 of them are children. Please lend your support! If you are not able to attend the walk, but would still like to help fight hunger, you can join the team as a virtual walker!

Event Information:

Date: Saturday, September, 15 2018

Location: Kino Sports Complex (Sam Lena Park), 3400 S. Country Club

Time: Registration opens at 7am | HungerWalk kicks off at 8am

Family fun to look forward to: free gifts, live music, prizes, light breakfast, frozen Eegee’s, and a special tour of the Community Food Bank’s warehouse on Country Club Rd.

Click here to join the SAZAND team, and lets walk together!

Cultivate! Dietetics Student, Intern and Professional Networking Night

Hosted by the Southern Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Arizona.

Tuesday, October 30th, 6:00-8:00 PM

Location: University of Arizona Environmental and Natural Resources 2 (ENR2) Building

About the Event: Get in the mix at this action packed speed networking event! Students, dietetic interns and professionals will mingle with a diverse group of RDNs and NDTRs to learn about their interesting career paths. This is a fun way to meet a lot of new people quickly. Appetizers and beverages will be served.

Event Cost:

Members: Free Non-Members: Free