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Contact Nutrition  


Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center

855 S. New Street
West Chester, PA  19383

Dr. Christine Karpinski
Chair of Nutrition
Phone:  610-430-4406

Dr. Mary Beth Gilboy
Graduate Coordinator
Phone: 610-738-0559

Dr. Joanne Christaldi
Director, DPD Concentration (Undergraduate)
Phone: 610-436-1038

Dr. Kimberly Johnson
Director, Sustainable Food Systems
Management Concentration (Undergraduate)
Phone:  610-436-2215

Dr. Alessandra Sarcona
Director, Lifestyle Nutrition Concentration (Undergraduate)
Phone:  610-436-2483


Each student is assigned an academic advisor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Program. Advisors play an integral role in assisting students through their college years; they aid students in:

  • Planning a schedule of required courses
  • Providing information about scholarships, professional organizations, and job openings
  • Making plans for future career endeavors
  • Identifying and marketing their strengths
  • Communicating pre-professional and professional expectations
  • Nurturing professional growth and development

Students have the option to request a specific adviser and/or change advisers at any time. In order to request the change, talk to the Department of Health Chair, Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center, Room 207. Students should plan to meet with their advisor at least once each semester before the self scheduling period begins.

Undergraduate degree students are able to self-schedule on the web using the My WCU Web Portal. Students MUST see their advisor in order to gain access to schedule on the web portal.

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