Our faculty provide students with helpful hints to ease the frustrations of planning multi-year course schedules, and to facilitate the application process for post-graduate supervised practice programs (such as dietetic internships), graduate school, and/or employment. Third and fourth year students are assigned to a faculty mentor. Students are advised to meet with their faculty mentor at least once per year and are encouraged to meet with them more frequently to discuss career goals. The dietetics program director is available to meet with students who are interested in the dietetics profession and need additional information before transferring into the major.
Mandatory DPD Meetings
During the DPD students’ academic career, there are several mandatory meetings dispersed throughout the curriculum. These sessions are focused on developing a professional student, preparation for the supervised practice program application process, and academic and professional development. All students (Junior year, transfer, and post-baccalaureate students) meet with the DPD director annually in the fall semester either individually or in small groups. In these sessions, the following information is presented: overview of the department, study abroad or summer practicum experiences, unique opportunities for UGA students, review of DPD/curriculum updates, and an introduction to the supervised practice program application process.
Dietetics Program Director/Student Dietetic Association Faculty Advisor
Faculty Mentors for Dietetics Majors
Academic advising is every student’s best source of information about academic programs, procedures, and sequence of taking courses at the University of Georgia. Advising services provided by our Student Success and Advising Center are a vital aspect of our college's active commitment to each student's academic success. Thus, the university expects all students to participate in the academic advising process throughout their careers at the University of Georgia. All dietetics students are assigned to an academic advisor. The student shall meet with an advisor every semester prior to course registration to plan course schedules. Each student is responsible for his/her academic progress, and students have access to a record of completed coursework and progress toward degree completion via DegreeWorks. Advisors use the DegreeWorks information to advise students on appropriate course schedules, but students are responsible for registration and final course selection. Students are not permitted to register for courses until they have met with an advisor and have been cleared for registration by their advisor. To schedule an appointment, visit the SSAC Advising website. To view helpful hints for selecting courses, see the Dietetics Program Worksheet and the Dietetics Handbook.