AFN Resources

Information Dashboard for Prospective & Current Students


Answers to Frequently Asked Questions 

regarding GVSU's Applied Food & Nutrition program.

Admission - Curriculum - Advising

Applied Food & Nutrition, B.S.

Advising • 4-yr guide • Degree checklist • Application information • Career information • Transfer guides

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Costs

Required expenses for Applied Food & Nutrition undergraduate degree candidates.

Financial Support

Financial Support

Includes information on FAFSA applications, grants, scholarships, loans and more.

Academic Catalog

Undergraduate Catalog: AFN

Current and past catalogs are also available to view.

Prior Learning / Experience Credits

Policy for Assessment of Prior Learning & Experience

Previous work, training, and life experiences may be eligible for application toward required practicum credits!

Student Code

Standards of Conduct

Official University Policy on Student Rights & Responsibilities

Distance Education

Online Learning at GVSU

Readiness quiz • What to expect • Essential skills • Tech requirements
See more on AFN distance learning.

GVSU Calendar
Becoming an RDN

How to Become an RDN

GVSU's AFN program is your first step!

Combined Degree

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

Graduate Degree

Clinical Dietetics, M.S.

Learn about our graduate program.


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

Logo for the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


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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