You can earn 400-level supporting course credit for serving as a TA (Teaching Assistant) for any nutrition course. Being a TA can also be a valuable learning experience for undergraduates. In assisting with the grading of assignments, students will get a better understanding of their chosen field and the nutritional value of foods. Additionally, helping run a course may broaden your perspective for those thinking about teaching as a career option, whether it be in the classroom or within a clinical setting.
TAs are still needed for the following courses this fall semester:
NUTR 100–Nutrition Applications for a Healthy Lifestyle (3 cr. GHW): Course meeting times/location:
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:05-10:20 a.m. in Sparks 10
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:35-11:50 a.m. in BBH 022
Students who commit to being a NUTR 100 TA will be required to:
- Attend course lectures and assist with in-class activities for large groups of students (requires 3 hours per week)
- Grade 3-4 outside-of-class assignments (requires an additional 5-6 hours per assignment)
Student TAs must have completed NUTR 251 with a grade of B or better to TA for NUTR 100. If interested, please contact Dr. Adams (email@example.com) with a statement as to why you would like to be a TA.
NUTR 358 (Assessment of Nutritional Status) and
NUTR 361 (Community and Public Health Nutrition, formerly NUTR 456):
Course meeting times/locations:
- NUTR 358: M/W 8:00-9:15 a.m. – Nursing Sciences Building
- NUTR 361: T/Th 3:05-4:20 p.m. – HHD 005
Junior or Senior Nutrition Majors who successfully completed the course they want to TA with grade of B or better are encouraged to apply for these upper-level TA opportunities (see below). This commitment will require approximately 3-5 hours per week of time assisting the instructor by:
- Grading assignments
- Answering questions and helping students to improve their study skills and nutrition concepts
- Helping to proctor quizzes (given during lecture periods)
- Coming to lecture (encouraged, but not always required)
If interested in either NUTR 358 or 360, please contact Dr. Fleming (firstname.lastname@example.org) and please include the following information:
- A list of nutrition courses you have taken with grades received
- Whether you are available to attend the lectures
- A brief statement as to why you want this experience
Thank you for considering these opportunities to help support the Nutritional Sciences Department!