WIC Nutritionist Positions in Dauphin County, PA

The Hamilton Health Center WIC Program is currently seeking two full-time Nutritionists in Dauphin County, PA.  Please let any of your graduates know about this job opening.  We are looking for a candidate that can give at least a 1-2 year commitment due to the job requiring a lengthy training period. To qualify they must have a Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition or dietetics.  The base pay is $16 an hour and includes a competitive benefits package.  Interested candidates should send their resume and salary requirements to me at: temerick@hamiltonhealthcenter.com

NUTR 358 Registration

All registration requests for the Fall sections of NUTR 358 should be sent via e-mail to nutr358@psu.edu 

Please be sure to include your PSU ID number (9xxx…) in your e-mail.  You may request a specific section, but there is no guarantee that you will get that section.

If you have any further questions, please contact Scott Barbara (3-0806)  in the Nutritional Sciences Office.

Learn more about the Online MPS in Nutritional Sciences: Walk In Hours Week of April 9th

Stressing about the DI Match coming up? Looking for a plan B? Thinking about a graduate degree later on? Don’t put your education on hold! Consider a summer 2018 or fall 2018 start in The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Nutritional Sciences!  You can be enrolled in the MPS and start building the advanced practice and leadership skills that employers are seeking, even while starting a DI in the upcoming months or year. Summer 2018 application deadline extended to April 25th!

Want to learn more about the MPS? Visit Drop-In Hours next week!

Visit MPS Coordinator, Shawnee Kelly, in 125 Chandlee Lab, to discuss the MPS program. Drop-in hours will be held on the following dates/times:

April 9: 10:00am-4:00pm

April 10: 10:00am-noon, 1:00-2:00pm

April 11: 11:00am-1:00pm; 2:30-3:30pm

Or by appointment—just email me the date/times you are looking for and we’ll set up a meeting: Shawnee Kelly, smc28@psu.edu

More about the MPS

The MPS is a graduate degree offered online through Penn State’s World Campus and the Department of Nutritional Sciences.  The unique focus of our high-quality MPS gives you the opportunity to learn from expert faculty who are leaders in the field and the flexibility of earning your degree while living anywhere.

Check out this short video on our Vision for the Program! This program is a great way to:

  • Enhance your preparation for entry into a dietetic internship by building advanced skills in dietetics and leadership!
  • Prepare for the workforce by gaining the skills employers are seeking
  • Take your skill set to an advanced level while working in the field (full or part-time) or while completing a Dietetic Internship (full or part-time)
  • This program is appropriate for students in nutrition, allied health, health-related, or science majors.

The MPS in Nutritional Sciences is a 30-credit (24 month) program designed to help prepare you for evidence-based advanced practice. Our online program features a curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking and interactive technology to engage you in the learning process. The coursework is focused on the development of leadership skills in various nutrition practice settings including clinical, research, community, and management. Our curriculum has been developed to create a skill set that you can use to apply to your experiences and issues in the workplace. The courses are based on a student-centered, highly interactive learning model. We use diverse, innovative teaching and learning methods that consider various learning styles and will help you tailor your education to your career needs and set you apart from your peers.

Application Process

Required Materials:

  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • GPA (minimum of 3.0 on 4.0 scale)
  • GRE scores
  • 3 professional references
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume

For more information and how to apply, visit our website.

Additional Questions

Please contact:

Shawnee Kelly, MS, RDN, MPS Coordinator and Assistant Teaching Professor, smc28@psu.edu 

Decorative logo for Summer Session 2018Photo of the Nittany Lion with the College of HHD logoStay on Track. Get Ahead.
Think Summer. Think Penn State.

Summer Session at Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development is a great time to:

  • Lighten your load for fall semester
  • Tackle a challenging class
  • Take a General Education course
  • Complete courses for your major or minor

Learn more about why Penn State is a great place to be in the summertime. Also, hear what HHD students have to say about Summer Session at Penn State.

NUTR Course Information

HHD Course Information

Flexibility and Fun

HHD classes afford flexibility in your schedule, too, with classes available throughout the day and evening. You even have access to our World Campus classes during the summer—online, on your time, and with lower tuition.

And taking classes isn’t the only reason a Penn State summer is good. State College has minor league baseball, the Central Pennsylvania Arts Festival, and great places to enjoy the summer weather—from hiking Mount Nittany to enjoying the Penn State outdoor pool to sharing a meal outside with friends at one of the great downtown restaurants.

Hear from other students why Summer Session is a great choice.


Have other questions about Summer Session? Visit the Penn State Summer Session site or contact our helpful staff in the Health and Human Development Center for Student Advising and Engagment at 814-865-2156.


Dietetic Volunteers/Interns needed for Diabetic Kids Camp

Brittany Knick, the Director of Nutrition for Keystone Diabetic Kids Camp (KDKC) is seeking dietetic student interns for their summer camp. KDKC is a camp where children with type 1 diabetes between the ages ages 8 – 15 can come to have fun, meet other kids with diabetes and experience camp. KDKC will be held at the Camp Victory facility, located in central Pennsylvania from June 17-22, 2018. Throughout the week campers work closely with counselors, clinicians and dietetic interns to learn more about their diabetes and diabetes management in a casual, non-clinical environment while they participate in all the activities Camp Victory has to offer.

KDKC is looking for volunteers to be Dietetic Interns from June 16-22, 2018. Volunteers should have an interest in gaining nutrition experience by working with children who have been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Volunteers will be responsible for determining the carbohydrate count of meals and snacks, helping the campers to count their carbohydrates during the meal times, creating a nutrition education lesson for the age group they are assigned to and help during the day at various activities. Interested students can apply by completing the application at the site below.


Thank you, Brittany Knick MS, RDN, LDN
Director of Nutrition for KDKC

Having Trouble Finding/Registering for NUTR 456?

This course is offered through Conferences and Institutes. You can find it by simply searching in LionPath for just this course without specifying the campus or location, as shown below:

If you have any further difficulty, please contact Scott Barbara in the Nutrition Office at 814-863-0806.

Interested in becoming an HHD Ambassador?

The mission of the HHD Ambassadors is to assist the College of Health and Human Development by representing students at events involving prospective students, alumni and other friends of the college and by building connections with alumni and students. The goal is to promote a positive image for HHD and to develop strong relationships that enhance the overall mission of the College of Health and Human Development. Students will be asked to be part of events like Majors and Minors Night, Accepted Student Programs, Alumni Board meetings and other activities as requested by the Dean and other members of the college leadership team.

Learn more about HHD Ambassadors at an information session from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, in Room 254 HHD Building. Current HHD Ambassadors will be there to answer your questions.
HHD Ambassadors will also be at a table in the HUB from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 to talk with students about the organization.

A copy of the HHD Ambassador application is attached here for your use: Application for HHD Ambassadors-2fu83up     Completed applications are due by 12 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, April 26 and can be dropped off with Heather Zimmerman in 344 Health and Human Development Building, University Park, PA 16802, or emailed to her at hdh3@psu.edu. You do not need to attend the information session to apply. Interviews and final HHD Ambassador selection will take place at the start of the fall semester. Those selected for interviews will be notified to schedule an interview

Summer Internship Opportunity in Philipsburg, PA

The Moshannon Valley YMCA in Philipsburg, PA. (24 miles from campus) is seeking students who are interested in working with a Free Summer Lunch Program for summer internships.  Responsibilities would include working with Branch Director and Summer Lunch Coordinator on the day-to-day operation of the central kitchens and feeding sites.

For more information contact Mel Curtis, Director at 814-342-0889 or via email at mcurtis@ymcaocc.org.

New Special Topics Course for Fall 2018 – NUTR 297 – Healthy Food For All: Factors that influence what we eat in the US

Pre-requisites: NUTR 100 or NUTR 251 or FDSC 105

While aspects of this are covered in a variety of disciplines (e.g., nutrition, food science, agriculture, economics, sociology, and others), these aren’t always integrated for students. The purpose of this course is to provide an interdisciplinary, systems perspective of how individuals make food choices within their communities, and how these choices impact health and wellness. Topics include an introduction to what we eat, why we eat, and the key roles of diet on health with focus on the links between food security and obesity. It is designed to give you knowledge surrounding a wide range of topics related to nutrition, food security, and obesity. This course will require you to think critically about and act upon broad nutrition issues specific to eating behavior, economics, and policy. Projects will expose you to varying perspectives on food security, obesity, food planning and budgeting. You will learn how to assess diet quality and health disparities, why they exist and persist, what policies affect them, and potential solutions to food insecurity and obesity in our society. In addition, you will get hands-on experience in a food laboratory where you will taste and cost out a variety of foods, prepare and evaluate an entrée at different price points, and plan and prepare a meal utilizing foods at the food bank.

Amazing Summer CV Health Research Opportunity!

The College of Engineering and the College of Health and Human Development announce the 2018 Penn State Summer Translational Cardiovascular Science Institute. This program, sponsored by the American Heart Association, is available to undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in cardiovascular science who have completed more than 60 credits and have a grade point average of 3.25 or greater.
Penn State students are required to spend two additional semesters in lab after the completion of the STCSI summer program. The STCSI will fund up to ten undergraduate students to conduct research related to cardiovascular disease, focusing in particular on the cellular mechanisms of cardiovascular disease pathology, the determinants of cardiovascular disease risk across the lifespan, and the development of cardiovascular device technology to address disease. This research will be conducted during the summer 2018 (10 weeks from May 29August 3) under the direction of one or more faculty members.
Stipend: A stipend of $4,000 will be provided for each student. For more information, contact:

Keefe Manning, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Schreyer Honors College
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery

Lacy Alexander, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Kinesiology