Food science, nutrition and health promotion major, Tyus Wilson, said that it was helping his peers that fueled his desire to become a registered dietitian. It was an experience within CALS, however, that showed him his dream was within reach.
"I was assigned a case study for a patient who had COPD, and my job was to create a diet plan that made sure he would receive an adequate amount of nutrition. It was really great practice for what I hope to be doing one day, and it showed that I was capable of doing it," Wilson said.
After Wilson graduates in 2021, he hopes to get more real-world and in-clinic experience while he applies to graduate school.