The Undergraduate Nutrition Student Association (UNSA)
.UNSA is an active organization of students majoring and minoring in Nutrition. They meet monthly September through November and January through April, with officers elected in January of each year. Becoming involved in this group is a great way to get to know your fellow students better AND to gain leadership and nutrition-related volunteer experience important to a successful dietetic internship application. You can run for office, chair a committee, volunteer for a committee, or simply take advantage of opportunities to participate in the group’s activities. In recent years, UNSA members have been involved in various community service activities with organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House and the Boys and Girls Club, participated in health fairs, and have given various nutrition presentations to campus and community groups.
The KDDA-UNSA Student Mentoring Network. The Mentoring Network is designed to link UT nutrition students with local registered dietitians for job shadowing, special projects, and general exposure to a variety of work settings for nutrition professionals. Participation requires paid student membership in both the Knoxville District Dietetic Association and UNSA. The effort is coordinated jointly by the KDDA Career Guidance Chair and the UNSA Career Development Chair. Enroll now.
Dietetic Internship. Each November, UNSA hosts a forum for dietetic internship directors. Directors or representatives have attended from UT-Knoxville, East Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the U.S. Military Consortium, the University of Northern Colorado distance internship, the University of Memphis, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Kentucky Hospital. We also invite faculty and students from Carson-Newman College, UT-Chattanooga, Tennessee Tech, and ETSU. It is a wonderful opportunity for students to hear about various dietetic internship programs and talk one-on-one with program representatives.
Join now! Checks written to the Nutrition
Student Association in the amount of $10 can be sent to or dropped
off in the UNSA mailbox in the Jessie Harris Building, Room 229.
Keep up to date on UNSA activities! Contact the president or faculty advisor to be added to our email list.
President: Amber Donaldson
Vice President: Jordan Trotter
Secretary: Ciara Duncan
Treasurer: Cay Hendrickson
ADA Student Council liaison: Paige Owens
Academics: Shawn Hooper
Career Development: TBA
Community Service: TBA
Health Promotion: TBA
GNSA liaison: TBA
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Melissa Hansen-Petrik
Contact the Department of Nutrition
1215 W. Cumberland Ave.
229 Jessie Harris Building
Knoxville, TN 37996-1920
Phone: (865) 974-5445
Fax: (865) 974-3491