Steps for Advising

  1. Watch the DegreeWorks Advising videos below.
  2. Become familiar with the sequencing of the courses by reviewing the DPD Requirements Document.
  3. Create your academic plan in DegreeWorks.
  4. Sign up for an advising appointment. Check your crimson email for a welcome email from your advisor. This will give information on how to sign up for a time to meet via Zoom.
All advising appointments are in Central Standard Time.


Watch the videos below for details. Students must complete this step prior to meeting with an academic advisor. The DegreeWorks Planner works best in Chrome and Internet Explorer.

Create an Academic Plan Using DegreeWorks

General Education Requirements

Advising for Upper-Level Distance Learning Food and Nutrition Majors

Students starting the upper-level nutrition courses are assigned a faculty advisor. Students can view their assigned advisor at the top of DegreeWorks. Be sure to look for emails from your faculty advisor each semester with instructions on setting up a time to meet.

Meet the Advisors for Nutrition by Distance

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Mrs. Denise Desalvo

Assistant Professor
(205) 348-8188

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Mrs. Diana Garrett

Academic Advisor
(205) 348-6143

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Mrs. Chartis Ivy Rush

Academic Advisor
(205) 348-3280

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Mrs. Lesley McDonald

(205) 348-2313

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Mrs. Shannon McMahon

Assistant Professor
(205) 348-8143

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Mrs. Martha Sears

Academic Advisor
(205) 348-8086

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Dr. Kimberly Stran

Academic Advisor
(205) 348-4060