University of Delaware has funded assistantships for Masters and PhD degrees

The University of Delaware Master of Science in Human Nutrition (MSHN) has several funded assistantships (tuition waiver and stipend) available for the 2019-2020 school year.

Interested applicants can visit https://sites.udel.edu/bhan/graduates-index/mshn/ to learn more about our program and application requirements. Applicants should visit http://grad.udel.edu/apply/ to apply to the University of Delaware.

Additional information about our MSHN and PhD programs in Nutrition is below.

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University of Delaware PhD Description

Looking for nutrition-related experience this summer? Camp Pocono Trails is looking to hire Nutrition students this summer

Please note that we will accept this experience for the NUTR 495 Field Experience hours — Dr. CK
Camp Pocono Trails is a children’s weight loss camp located in the Poconos in PA (approx 90 miles from New York City and Philadelphia). During their stay at camp our campers learn all about healthy eating and exercise from our professional, certified staff so they can continue to live a healthy lifestyle once they return home.
We are looking for energetic, motivated nutrition majors who would like the opportunity to work first hand under and with our onsite Registered Dietician Nutritionists in implementing our nutrition program at camp. We can offer your students paid internship opportunities as well as life experience in working with our campers on a day to day basis and helping them to achieve their weight loss goals.
Some of their experiences will include:
  • Assisting with nutrition classes
  • Assisting with healthy cooking classes
  • Assisting with weight loss counseling
  • Helping to manage the food line at camp
  • Weigh ins and measurements of our campers
  • Experience dealing with different food allergies and diets
See the job description below for additional details for the requirements for this position.

Job Title
Summer Camp Dietitian/Nutritionist Assistants
Company
Camp Pocono Trails
Reeders – Poconos, Pennsylvania 18352
 
Job Description and Requirements
Dietitian/ Nutrition students needed for childrens weight loss summer camp from 6/09/19 – 8/14/19. (Minimum 6 week requirement)
Responsible for helping to implement the nutrition program working under and with our Registered Dietician Nutritionists assisting with the nutrition and cooking classes at camp as well as helping to manage the food line. Will also allow you experience dealing with different food allergies and diets. Internship opportunities available. This experience will look great on your resume as well. Camp is located in the Poconos, PA. Room, board and salary included. Work with overweight kids, teens and young adults age 7-25 at our established 25 year program. Ability to become involved in a program that can change lives and one where you will have a great impact on others all while having a fun time at summer camp.
For more information you can check out our website at www.camppoconotrails.com or call us for more details at 800-365-0556. Resumes can be emailed to Campoffice@newimagecamp.com
If you are interested please fill out our online staff application at www.camppoconotrails.com and we will contact you to begin out interview process.
Contact
Tony Sparber
Camp Pocono Trails
800-365-0556
Campoffice@newimagecamp.com

Student Funding and Engagement Opportunities!

Check out these opportunities recently announced by the College of Health and Human Development:

  • The College of Health and Human Development will be offering Summer Research Funds for undergraduates to complete research under the direction of a faculty mentor for summer 2019. Funds may be used for student expenses and project costs. Students interested in requesting this funding can fill out the form at https://hhd.psu.edu/summer-undergraduate-research-grants or submit all materials via mail/email to Heather Zimmerman, Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, 344 Health and Human Development Building, or emailed to hdh3@psu.edu. Please note faculty supervisor requirements below. Students must be enrolled in a College of HHD major or be a premajor HHD student. Deadline is January 31, 2019. Applicants will be notified by the end of March 2019 regarding funding decisions.
  • The Student Engagement Network Grant Program is accepting applications for Spring 2019! The SEN will be awarding grants of up to $3,000 to support student engagement experiences. Examples include financial support for unpaid internships or research opportunities, living expenses, travel costs, and conference fees. Grant funding can also be used to compensate a student working fewer hours in order to be involved in a student club or organization on campus. The application can be found at http://www.engage.psu.edu/students/grants/. If you have questions about the grant program or how to apply, visit us in 102 HUB-Robeson Center, email engage@psu.edu, or call us at our new number, (814) 863-5995.
  • Undergraduate students are now able to apply for the 2019 Erickson Discovery Grants, with applications due in January instead of February. Each year dozens of undergraduate students from all campuses are selected to receive a $3,500 grant in support of student engagement in original research, scholarship and creative work under the supervision of a faculty member. This year applications will be open from Oct. 15 through Jan. 21, 2019. Those interested in applying can do so here.
  • The application for Lion Ambassadors is now open for current Sophomores and Juniors, and they would love to have a strong representation of College of Health and Human Development students in our new class. If you have any questions or would like further information, please feel free to reach out directly to Nick Pazuchanics at President@Lionambassadors.com. The application is due December 8 and is found at: http://www.lionambassadors.com/join.html

Deadline approaching for Outstanding Senior Award

The Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations for the John E. Smith Outstanding Senior award.  This award is given yearly to a graduating senior (Fall 2018-Summer 2019) in recognition of their demonstrated exemplary leadership in the College of Health and Human Development and/or University and exemplary service to the community.

Students must have completed at least 90 credits including the course, Nutrition 445, and plan to graduate in December, May or August.

Students (undergraduate or graduates in Nutrition), faculty, staff, and alumni may make nominations. Students may also nominate themselves.

The award is typically presented at the spring NDAS brunch.  Application material and additional details can be accessed at the NDAS web site.

Complete nomination packets should be sent to Julie Brenneman, and must be received in the Nutritional Sciences office by November 30, 2018.

TAs Needed for NUTR 100

Upper-level nutrition students who are interested in being a teaching assistant (TA) are needed for Nutrition 100 this spring. This is a great way to review basic nutrition information while building new skills and earning one 400-level credit (NUTR 496) towards your major.

You must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA to become a TA. You will be expected to attend each class meeting, help grade assignments and hold review sessions before each exam. TAs are needed for all sections of NUTR 100 this spring:

  • Brenda Eissenstat’s section meets Tuesdays from 9:05-10:20.
  • Elizabeth Adam’s section will meet on Tuesdays from 12:05-1:20 p.m.
  • Cindy Adams’s section will meet on both Tuesday and Thursday from 9:05 – 10:20 until the end of February (dynamic section)

If you are interested, please contact the instructors directly for more information.  Mrs. Eissenstat can be contacted at bre2@psu.edu.  Elizabeth can be contacted at eka5159@psu.edu, and Cindy can be contacted at cca5153@psu.edu

Health Promotion and Wellness Internship Available Spring 2019

There is a position for a Health Promotion and Wellness Intern starting Spring 2019.  Please see the attached description of the position.  This is an unpaid internship.

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Community Nutrition Graduate Student Research Assistantship opportunity — Starts January 2019

Community Nutrition Graduate Student Research Assistantship

The Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science at Utah State University is looking to hire a Ph.D., MS, or MPH student with a focus in community nutrition. This student would be employed for two years through a USDA Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program grant, titled Connecting low-income/at-risk and ethnic/minority populations to Utah direct market farmers and farmers markets. Year two is contingent upon satisfactory job performance in year one. Further funding for additional years of study may be available through other jobs or teaching assistantships.

Start Date: January 2019

Salary:

  • $15,000/year for a 12-month appointment
  • Full graduate tuition ($14,000+ value for in-state, the student would be responsible for any class/student fees)
  • Subsidized health insurance

Primary job duties:

  • Conducting a needs assessment to guide the design of a statewide marketing and outreach campaign targeted to low-income/at-risk and ethnic minority populations across the state regarding where to find farmers markets/direct market farmers that accept SNAP.
  • Writing a best-practices guide for marketing to the lower-income consumer and at risk and ethnic minority populations
  • Developing evaluation procedures and tools
  • Collecting data in person, online, and over the telephone
  • Analyzing data
  • Developing reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, public health, or a related field.
  • Previous experience with (or knowledge of) conducting a community needs assessment.
  • Previous experience with (or knowledge of) conducting quantitative survey research.
  • Previous experience with (or knowledge of) conducting qualitative data collection and/or analysis.
  • Drivers license and insurance.

Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 20 hours per week (in addition to time needed for your academics, including your thesis, dissertation, or final project).

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter (please include:
    • Information about how you meet the minimum requirements
    • Information about how you meet the preferred qualifications (if you do, don’t worry if you don’t meet all or any of these)
    • Information about any relevant previous job or academic experience (see Primary job duties above, and don’t worry if you don’t have previous experience, you will be trained and work as part of a team).
    • Why you want to get a graduate degree
    • Why you are interested in Community Nutrition
    • What you want to do when you are done with your degree
  • Resume/CV
  • Names and contact information of 3 references
  • Writing sample

Please email Dr. Mateja Savoie Roskos (mateja.savoie@usu.edu) and Carrie Durward (carrie.durward@usu.edu) with the required documentation or if you have any questions about this position.

More information is available at https://mph.usu.edu/assistantship/

LATE DROP Deadline Reminder

Hopefully you do not need this information!  But, if you are concerned about a course and have thought about dropping it, it is important to remember that the Late Drop Deadline is this Friday, November 9th at 11:59 PM. 

If you do not drop a class you are doing poorly in by this time, it will remain on your schedule and you will receive a grade in the class.  The deadline is fixed. There are no exceptions.  The Withdrawal deadline is Friday, December 5 at 5:00 PM (eastern time).  This will eliminate your entire schedule.  You can’t partially withdraw.

Please meet with your adviser and the instructor of any class in which you are struggling.  Students are limited to 3 attempts to complete a class.   We are here to help.

 

Having Trouble Registering for NUTR 456?

This course is offered through Conferences and Institutes, so you need to specify that under location. You can find this course by simply searching for it in LionPath without specifying the campus, as shown below:

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

Applications being accepted for the John E. Smith Outstanding Senior award

The Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations for the John E. Smith Outstanding Senior award.  This award is given yearly to a graduating senior (Fall 2018-Summer 2019) in recognition of their demonstrated exemplary leadership in the College of Health and Human Development and/or University and exemplary service to the community.

Students must have completed at least 90 credits including the course, Nutrition 445, and plan to graduate in December, May or August.

Students (undergraduate or graduates in Nutrition), faculty, staff, and alumni may make nominations. Students may also nominate themselves.

The award is typically presented at the spring NDAS brunch.  Application material and additional details can be accessed at the NDAS web site.

Complete nomination packets should be sent to Julie Brenneman, and must be received in the Nutritional Sciences office by November 30, 2018.