Freshman

Course Selection

  • NTRI 2000 – Nutrition and Health
  • CHEM 1030/1031, CHEM 1040/1041 and BIOL 1020/1021

Ask for Assistance

  • Meet regularly with your academic advisor and consult with them when you have concerns about admission to particular classes or need more information about class requirements.

Spidle Hall

Gain Experience

  • Job shadowing is an essential part of increasing your competitiveness for entering into healthcare related fields and can provide insight into the area you wish to pursue
  • Use Handshake to explore employers actively hiring in your field and search part-time jobs that can add experience to your résumé.

Get Involved

  • In the Spring apply for the College of Human Sciences Student Ambassador program
  • Look for opportunities on campus to engage in by utilizing AUInvolve to identify organizations you’re interested in joining

Sophomore

Course Selection

  • BIOL 2500/2510 and Organic Chemistry

Ask for Assistance

  • Peer tutoring is available in the College of Human Sciences
  • Take advantage of Study Partners, SI sessions, and the academic coaching in the Office of Academic Support.
  • The Miller Writing Center can help with your writing assignments and all other writing assistance you may need.

Gain Experience

  • Use LinkedIn to to identify past graduates in your major and set up informational interviews and shadowing opportunities to gain further understanding of your major in the world of work

Get Involved

  • Look to take on leadership roles within the organizations you joined freshman year.
  • Participating in undergraduate research is a great way to familiarize yourself with the field and identify research opportunities. Contact Nutrition faculty members to inquire about potential opportunities.

Junior

Course Selection

  • Begin upper division coursework where Basic theoretical concepts and skills are learned. Critical thinking and time management is crucial to success in the upper division.

Ask for Assistance

  • Meet with someone in the University Career Center (UCC) to explore career options and receive individualized assistance

Gain Experience

  • Gain practical work experiences related to your desired area of practice
  • Volunteer and provide community service in areas related to health and nutrition

Get Involved

Senior

Course Selection

  • Complete remaining upper division coursework

Ask for Assistance

  • Ask UCC for help in preparing your résumé and cover letter

Gain Experience

  • Continue to maintain your volunteer commitments and continue to seek out additional opportunities to enhance your skills

Get Involved

  • Connect with AU alumni and stakeholders to enhance professional opportunities

General Information

The program is designed to prepare students for successful career entry into the broad health and wellness professions. A multitude of career opportunities now present themselves throughout the voluntary, public and private sectors as employers, employees and private citizens alike are expressing great interest in a healthier working and/or living environment. Successful graduates will provide the education and counseling necessary to help citizens lead healthier and better quality lives, while helping employers improve employee productivity through the provision of a healthier workplace environment.

Compare to Assessment Results

Career assessments area great way to learn more about who you are in order to find a career and/or major that will be a good fit.

To learn more about assessments or find out how to get started, start here.

Interests

Holland's Code: ISE

  • Investigative
  • Social
  • Enterprising

Personality

Most common* Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality types found in this major, in no particular order:

  • ESFJ

*Every MBTI type is found in every major, these are the most highly concentrated

Values

  • Relationships
  • Achievement
  • Recognition

Skills

  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination

Job and Internship Opportunities

RSS Sample of Positions Currently Listed on Handshake Hiring Nutrition Wellness Majors

Meet Your Career Contacts

University Career Center Liaison

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Last modified: July 19, 2020