Applied Health Science

Academic Advising

hat is Academic Advising?

Here’s the official answer from the National Academic Advising Association:

Academic advising, based in the teaching and learning mission of higher education, is a series of intentional interactions with a curriculum, pedagogy, and a set of student learning outcomes. Academic advising synthesizes and contextualizes students’ educational experiences within the frameworks of their aspirations, abilities and lives to extend learning beyond campus boundaries and timeframes.

(National Academic Advising Association, 2006)

Academic Advising in the Department of Applied Health Science is a chance to explore together with your advisor how you can learn and grow at IU and in the next stage of your life; how you can achieve your goals and perhaps expand them; and how IU can be an even better place with you here.

Graduate Level

All graduate students will meet with their assigned faculty advisor. If you should have any further questions regarding graduate academic advising in the Department of Applied Health Science, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Jon Macy, at 

Undergraduate Advisors

Angela Taylor

PH C020

Drop-In Hours: Wednesdays from 1-4:00 pm (fall and spring semesters only)

(812) 855-3627

Angela Taylor advises current and prospective students majoring in Community Health, Safety, and Health Education – Secondary Teacher Preparation. She also advises for the following minors: Public Health (for students who are NOT earning a Community Health major), Health Studies (for students who are NOT earning a BS in Public Health Degree), the Global Health Promotion minor, and the Safety minor. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.

Jim Sizemore

(812) 855-3627

Jim Sizemore advises current and prospective students majoring in Dietetics, Nutrition Science, or minoring in Nutrition.

How to Make an Appointment

Students must call (812) 855-3627 to schedule an advising appointment.

NOTE: Advising appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. During pre-registration periods (Oct., Nov., March, and April), students will be allowed one advising appointment. If the appointment is missed without calling to cancel, students will not be allowed to reschedule until the peak advising period has passed.

Mandatory Advising

All SPH-Bloomington students have an advising hold and are required to meet with their assigned advisor well before their registration date. Students and advisors will discuss academic plans for the following semester to remove the advising hold, allowing students to register for courses on their registration date.

Complete your Applied Health Science Advising Appointment Worksheet (included on the last page of your advising syllabus and below) and bring it to your advising appointment. If you do not bring this completed worksheet, your advising hold will NOT be removed and you will need to reschedule your advising appointment for when you will be equipped with the completed worksheet.

Walk-In Hours are reserved for students to stop by with a “quick question” (5-10 minutes maximum), these are not the times to sit down and do long-range planning. Walk-ins are generally for emergencies, 1 dimensional questions, and scheduling questions, and should ideally take a few minutes (10 minutes maximum). Students with questions that require more time will be asked to schedule a regular advising appointment. Students will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

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