On October 27, Aaron “AJ” Dohanic, class of 2013, double major in Nutrition and Foods (Dietetics) and Exercise Science and 2nd Team All-American in Track and Field, gave two presentations to dietetics students and students in Introduction to Nutrition and Health about his journey to becoming a Registered Dietitian. He spoke about his time at Appalachian State University, his dietetic internship at Iowa State University, positions he has held since becoming a Registered Dietitian and gave some valuable insight to students pursuing a career in dietetics with respect to performance in school and the importance of nutrition-related experiences, including the undergraduate internship that students complete as part of their Capstone experience in Nutrition and Foods.
Dohanic currently serves as a Bariatric Dietitian and Support Group Facilitator with WellStar Health System in Atlanta, Georgia. He also served as a Sports Performance Trainer/Coach before landing his present position. Dohanic offered the students practical advice while serving as a great role model. His message to the students included his personal goal to “Learn something new each day, better my skills and serve as a leading professional in the health and wellness field.”