School of Health and Human Sciences

Assigned Academic Advisor

After enrolling, during the first semester as a Nutrition major, you are assigned an academic advisor. By mid-semester, your advisor’s name is available from UNCG Genie:

  • Enter Secure Area,
  • Select Student Services and Financial Aid,
  • Select Registration,
  • Select Look up Advisor,
  • Select term from the drop down list and click View Advisor.

If this doesn’t work, contact the Nutrition office to obtain your advisor’s name!

When you need of advice, your assigned advisor is the first person you should contact!

Nutrition Group Advising Day

A day is set aside each semester for the purpose of advising students about courses they need for the next semester.

  • All students are required to attend an advising session on that day.
  • Students are notified by e-mail multiple times, beginning one month in advance of the date and continuing until the day before Nutrition Group Advising Day.
  • They are given detailed information concerning preparation for advising in those emails.
  • On that designated day, all Nutrition classes are canceled and all faculty members engage in advising simultaneously.
  • At that time students may be advised by the first available faculty member or they can choose to wait to meet with their assigned advisor when he or she is free. If you fail to attend an advising session on Nutrition Group Advising Day, you must make an appointment to meet with your advisor, at your advisor’s convenience, and you will not be given your advising code until the last day of open registration.
  • This means that if you fail to attend Nutrition Group Advising Day, you may not be able to register for the classes you need.

Preparation for Nutrition Group Advising Day

On advising day students MUST bring to the advising site,

  1. Advising Notes form,
  2. Completed Proposed Plan of Study
  3. Detailed Degree Evaluation or Degree Works
  4. Unofficial transcript (the first 2 and information for obtaining this will be attached in the emails).

Advising Code:  In order to register for classes, students must have an advising code. You will only receive your advising code after you are advised by a Nutrition Department faculty member at the Nutrition Group Advising Day.  If you do not attend, you will still need to be advised before you receive your advising code, but will not receive your code until the last day of open registration and then you will receive it from the main office.

Importance of the University Catalog

The information in the University Catalog under which you entered the Nutrition department will be used as the audit criteria for clearance at the time of graduation. Your catalog term can also be found at the top of your degree evaluation.

The Department reserves the right to adjust degree requirements at any time in order to meet the needs of the students as well as those requirements set forth by the accrediting body of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Course Prerequisites

All course prerequisites will be followed. You will not be allowed to take courses out of sequence. Programs of study are developed sequentially in order for you to build your knowledge base in a manner that will prepare you for global careers. On the first day of class, students’ transcripts will be checked and persons who have not fulfilled the specified prerequisites will be dropped from the class.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all prerequisite courses have been successfully completed prior to enrolling in a course.

IMPORTANT REMINDER:  If a prerequisite course is not successfully completed, this may result in a year delay depending on the course.

Please use the concentration flow charts and the University Catalog to guide you.  It is important that you make yourself aware of those classes that are only offered once per academic year (ie. NTR 282, 413, 476, 482, 531, 550, 560 and others) as you will be delayed a full year if you have not successfully completed the prerequisite courses or fail (earned less than a C) the course.

Course Progression Policy

  1. No NTR (nutrition) course or related area course for which a grade of C (a C-is not acceptable) or better is required for the major may be taken more than twice.  Students who receive a grade below C, which includes a C-, twice in the same NTR course or related area course for which a grade of C or better is required for the major will be dropped from the major.
  2. Criteria for Progression in the Major: New first year and transfer students are required to have a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA to be admitted to the B.S. in Nutrition. Additionally, all continuing students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 throughout the completion of the Nutrition major.Students that change their Nutrition major or concentration during the academic year will be held to the minimum 2.50 GPA requirement.  If the GPA drops below 2.50, students will be contacted in writing by the Undergraduate Program Director indicating that they have dropped below the threshold and will have one semester to increase the cumulative GPA to at least 2.50.  If this does not happen, the student will be dropped from the Nutrition major the following semester.  Notifications to students will be made at the beginning of each fall and spring semester.

Nutrition Concentrations:

The Nutrition Department’s information on all three concentrations, with all required courses, can be found on the Nutrition website in the Undergraduate Program section.

NTR Minors

  1. In all Nutrition courses taken for the Minor students need to earn a C or better (C- is not acceptable) for all prerequisites.
  2. It is important to note that completion of the NTR Minor requires a C or better (C- is not acceptable) in BIO 111 and 277 and CHE 103, 104 and 110.

Transfer Students

  1. Students who transfer into the Nutrition department from other departments or other institutions should work with the Director of Undergraduate Studies as soon as possible to develop a Plan of Study. Please remember that course sequence must be followed; thus, we make NO promises about the length of time it will take for you to complete the degree.
  2. Transferred Courses:  The Director of Undergraduate Studies will evaluate courses which have transferred into UNCG for credit to determine whether any of the courses can be counted for credit in your major concentration.  You will need to provide course syllabi for courses being evaluated for credit in your major.
  3. If you have questions regarding how courses will transfer into UNCG please refer to the Transfer Student Admissions website or the Transfer Equivalency Search tool.