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Polly Fitz Collection

 Collection — Box: 1:
Identifier: 2009-0030

Scope and Contents

The collection contains several awards, photographs and publications associated with Dean Fitz.


  • Creation: undated, 1981-1986


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.


Registered dietitian Polly A. Fitz, worked at the University of Connecticut, specializing in developing and implementing programs in aging, allied health, dietetics and health promotion. She was a member of the multidisciplinary team responsible for planning the university’s School of Allied Health. Fitz was an associate professor and clinical dietetics program director at the school from 1972 to 1976 and served as Dean of the School from 1975 to 1986. Fitz retired as a full professor in 1996.

Fitz is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and holds a master’s degree in education from Case Western Reserve University. Fitz has been a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Professions Advisory Committee; director and president of the American Society of Allied Health Professions; member and vice chair of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences; chair of the Connecticut Department of Health’s Public Health Advisory Council and commissioner of the American Physical Therapy Accreditation Agency. A well-known researcher, author and speaker on issues in allied health and gerontology education, program evaluation and credentialing, health promotion for older adults, and health manpower and policy, Fitz was awarded the American Dietetic Association’s highest honor, the Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award, in 2006.

Polly Fitz is a resident of Branford, Conn.


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The collection contains memorabilia and ephemera associated with retired Professor, former Dean of the School of Allied Health and self-employed nutrition consultant, Polly Fitz.


The materials are arranged alphabetically by topic.

Series I: Subject Files (undated, 1981-1986)

Acquisition Information

The materials were transferred by the University of Connecticut, Department of Human Development and Family Studies in March 2009.

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Polly Fitz Collection
Archives & Special Collections staff
2009 April
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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