Zilber College of Public Health undergraduate students can schedule an advising appointment using Navigate360.

Interested in learning more about the Zilber College of Public Health, or changing your major?

Contact our advisors:

Public Health
Kelsi Faust, meyer378@uwm.edu

Kinesiology (including Pre-PT and Pre-Athletic Training)
Torry Rufer, tjrufer@uwm.edu

Nutritional Sciences (including Pre-Dietetics)
Kelsi Faust, meyer378@uwm.edu

I’m a new student. How do I start?

You are assigned an academic advisor upon admission to UWM. New Student Orientation (NSO) helps those who are new to campus to learn and understand the enrollment process and enroll in classes for their first semester at UWM.

Who is my advisor?

  • Public Health Major
  • Nutritional Sciences Major
  • Nutritional Sciences Minor
  • Pre-Dietetics

Portrait of Torry Rufer
  • Senior Academic Advisor
  • Kinesiology Major
  • Kinesiology Minor
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Athletic Training
  • Certificate in the Study of Complementary & Integrative Health Approaches
  • Health Care Informatics Certificate

You can also see the name of your advisor and contact them directly by accessing your student center in PAWS.

When should I meet with my advisor?

Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor at least once per semester to ensure timely progress to graduation.

Enrolling for spring semester? Schedule an appointment with your advisor in October or November.

Enrolling for fall semester? Schedule an appointment with your advisor in March or April.

Students are also welcome to schedule an appointment with their advisor at any time to discuss academic challenges, career opportunities, or any other questions.

How can my advisor help me?

The Zilber College of Public Health academic advisors understand the challenges of balancing academics, work, family, and the social aspects of college life. Advisors partner with you to:

  • Explore your academic and career interests.
  • Plan the sequence of your courses.
  • Prepare for course enrollment.
  • Access tutoring and other academic support.
  • Identify opportunities for campus involvement.
  • Connect you to campus resources.
  • Plan for graduation.

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