Department Chair's Message
Welcome to the Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management. Undergraduate programs and areas of concentration include Dietetics, Foodsystems Management, and Health Care Management. A Master’s program in Nutrition is available. The Department values excellence in teaching and learning, achievement in scholarship, and service. We endeavor to promote a healthy lifestyle and to improve lives and communities. Ninety percent of the full-time faculty hold a doctoral degree in their specialty. Our faculty have substantial experience in areas of Health Care Management, Foodsystems Management, and Dietetics. This experience enables the faculty to provide both theoretical and practical perspectives in the classroom.
All our programs provide students the opportunity for real life experience. Through an internship, students gain experience while demonstrating competence in their major area. This experience not only meets a degree requirement but also leads to the next step. Students are well positioned for employment, graduate study, or a dietetic internship. Leadership opportunities are provided for students in the student organizations which promote service to the community and exposure to a variety of professionals. Students obtain positions in health care agencies, institutions, private practices, community agencies, schools, and companies that sell products related to health care, nutrition, or foods. The Health Care Management program and both the undergraduate Dietetics and graduate Nutrition programs are accredited. The faculty and I look forward to meeting you, answering any questions, and guiding you in your pursuit of a degree.
jordansr [at] appstate [dot] edu (Sarah Jordan, PhD, RD)
gutschallmd [at] appstate [dot] edu (Melissa Gutschall, PhD, RD, LDN)
rootmm [at] appstate [dot] edu (Martin Root, MS, PhD)
Health Care Management Undergraduate
willimsdr [at] appstate [dot] edu (David Williams, PhD)
Health Administration Graduate
lanesj1 [at] appstate [dot] edu (Sandi Lane, PhD)
L.S. Dougherty, room 101
261 Locust Street
Boone NC 28608