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Student Health Services


Nutrition

Your doctor may refer you to a registered dietitian or you can make an appointment yourself for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, food allergies, eating disorders and other dietary consultations.

Schedule an Appointment

Call 803-777-8283.

Before Your Appointment
Complete and bring a Food Record Form [PDF].

 

What to Expect

Consultation Length
Your first appointment will last about an hour. Follow-up appointments will be about 30 minutes.

Cost
Nutrition consultations are free of charge for students. Faculty and staff can schedule a consultation for a fee. Call 803-777-8283 for fee specifics.

Group Sessions

Students wanting to learn how to eat healthy can join in these sessions taught by one of our registered dietitians.

Topics Covered

  • Using MyPlate for healthy meal choices
  • MyPlate options on campus
  • Healthy mini fridge snacks

 

Metabolic Testing

Measuring the Calories You Need
We'll measure your resting metabolic rate (RMR) to determine how many calories your body really needs each day and help you create a calorie budget so you can manage your weight. 

What to Expect
We use MedGem®, a handheld device that measures your resting metabolic rate through your breathing. You'll simply breathe into the MedGem® for 10 to 15 minutes while it measures your oxygen consumption.

Before Your Test
Do not eat, drink, exercise, use tobacco/nicotine or consume nutritional stimulants for at least four hours beforehand.

Cost
$25 fee for students, $75 for faculty

Appointments
Make an appointment through MyHealthSpace. Please note that all metabolic tests are done in the morning.