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Applied Food & Nutrition, B.S.
Advising • 4-yr guide • Degree checklist • Application information • Career information • Transfer guides
Required expenses for Applied Food & Nutrition undergraduate degree candidates.
Includes information on FAFSA applications, grants, scholarships, loans and more.
Policy for Assessment of Prior Learning & Experience
Previous work, training, and life experiences may be eligible for application toward required practicum credits!
Readiness quiz • What to expect • Essential skills • Tech requirements
See more on AFN distance learning.
Current Academic Calendar
View past and future semesters on the GVSU calendars page.
Read more about the AFN schedule.
Applied Food & Nutrition, B.S. + Clinical Dietetics, M.S.
Complete two degrees in an accelerated time frame and at a reduced cost.
Advising • 5-year-Guide
Distance Education Requirements & Expectations
The AFN program includes the option to offer courses as either online or hybrid (a combination of in-person and online). Expectations for time spent in SEL and on other course requirements remain unchanged whether courses are offered in-person or as online/hybrid. Technology provided by the university will be utilized for online/hybrid course delivery, including Blackboard, Panopto, and Zoom. In addition, online testing will use Respondus Lockdown to verify student identities. To facilitate distance education, students should have access to personal computing technology and internet access. Students local to Grand Rapids have access to these requirements at on-campus computer laboratories.
Academic Calendar & Program Schedule
During the GVSU AFN Program, students will follow the university's Academic Calendar; students typically have a Fall Break, a Thanksgiving break, and a week-long Spring Break, as well as a few one-day holidays included in the university calendar (e.g. Labor Day, MLK Jr. day). The supervised rotation schedule will be given to students at the beginning of every semester and will reflect the holiday breaks provided.
Customary religious holidays may be honored with the approval of the Supervised Practice Coordinator and site preceptor. Approval for the holiday must be granted prior to that holiday. Read the GVSU Religious Inclusion Policy (SLT 9.6), for more information
Students are scheduled for a maximum of 12 hours per week at their supervised practice sites. These hours may be completed in one 8-hour day, along with a combination of shorter days. Depending on the site and preceptor’s needs, supervised practice hours may be scheduled for earlier morning and later evening than the usual course schedule, and rarely may require weekend hours.
Additional Resources for GVSU Students
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Grand Valley’s Applied Food and Nutrition Program has been granted Candidacy status by the
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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