Monthly Archives: April 2014

What can I do with a BS in Nutrition? Look at these current job postings!

We are only a few weeks away from graduation and a few of you will be looking for “real” jobs very soon.  I spent a few minutes looking at some currently available entry-level job openings in the nutrition field in Pennsylvania.   I used as the search engine with “Nutrition” as the search term.  In the time it took me to copy and paste these links, more jobs, and a student summer intern position in Lewisburg, PA popped up.  Congratulations Graduates and happy hunting!

Wellness screener

Wellness Coach

Diet Assistant – Geisinger Medical Center Hospital

Public health nutritionist I

Health Promotion Specialist

Kamp Krislund Assistant Kitchen Coordinator position

Kamp Krislund, a Christian camp in Madisonburg, PA is seeking a summer intern to serve as the Assistant Kitchen Coordinator. Madisonburg, PA is about 25 miles west of State College.

Details about the job are below:

  • The assistant kitchen coordinator will work with menu planning, kitchen management, volunteers, and perform  related tasks that occur in a busy kitchen.
  • The assistant kitchen coordinator will be paid $20-25 per 3-4 hour shift.  There are 8 weeks of camp and 2 weeks of training.  An individual has the opportunity to gain up to 300 hours of experience in this position over the summer.  Camp runs Sunday pm thru Friday.
  • Additional work helping with weekend retreats will be available.

For more information see the website:

If you have additional questions, contact Gene Joiner at 814-422-8820.

Fulbright Scholarship Information Session – Friday, April 18

The information session for the Fulbright Scholarship (Sponsored by Penn State University Fellowships Office), is on the 18th of April (Friday) 12:15 – 1:15 (doors open at 11:45), at the The Grandfather Clock Room (Atherton Hall).

The guest speaker is Walter Jackson, Program Manager from the Institute of International Education (IIE).

We invite undergraduate and graduate students, as well as Penn State alumni, who hold U.S. citizenship to attend!

This event is an opportunity to ask all your questions, and to learn more about the Fulbright program application and evaluation process.

Please, RSVP by April 11 to

Light lunch will be served!

International Volunteer Experience – Azma International

The following post is offered on behalf of Azma International. As with all abroad experiences, evaluate programs thoroughly before deciding to participate.

Did you know that 50% of Africans, 58% of Guatemalans and 54% in Peru live below the poverty line, on less than $2 a day? Volunteer with Azma International and make a difference!

Azma International invites applications to participate in one of our three volunteer programs offered during summer break 2014, winter break 2014 and spring break 2015. The volunteer opportunities are offered in Kenya, Guatemala, Peru and South Africa. Volunteers in these programs would work in one of these program areas:

1) Teaching

2) Medical outreach

3) HIV/AIDS awareness

4) Child care in orphanages

5) Disabled care

6) Women’s empowerment

7) Wildlife Conservation

8) Agriculture Conservation

9) Sea turtle Conservation

10) Microfinance

Volunteering is a great way to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience using your skills to help others while building close relationships with your fellow students. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity while spots are still available. We look forward to working with you! Come promote social justice, gain technical and intercultural skills, and get a glimpse of different career paths open to you. We invite you to help us fight the war against poverty! Check us out at

If you are unable to participate during spring break or summer but would still like to experience a volunteer trip, we have programs available year-round. Visit us at

Medical Spanish: Health Issues and Cultural Awareness

I came across this Summer course and thought some of you might be interested.  SPAN 197A is being taught first summer session (05/19/14 – 06/27/14) in a WEB format.  SPAN 003 is a prerequisite. This course is designed to develop oral and written communication skills using specialized vocabulary in the health care field. In addition, the course incorporates contemporary and essential cultural aspects of the health of the Hispanic population residing in the United States.

This course can be used as a supporting course in the nutrition curriculum

There are currently 7 seats available.

Several departments, including Spanish, offer intensive language instruction over the summer.   This might be something to consider if you have always wanted to learn a language but have trouble fitting it in during the academic year.

Personal Fitness Trainer Positions and Internships Available

One on One seeks committed, career oriented individuals to join our team of professionals in State College, Pennsylvania. Our culture and commitment to excellence makes One on One truly special. We are not a health club. Our focus is strictly personal training and community oriented fitness programming.

Qualified candidates must be passionate about fitness and making a difference in the lives of others. This position is for true fitness professionals and includes no selling.  One on One provides new team members with clientele upon completion of our Personal Fitness Training Instructor Program.  We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, vacation, matching retirement and more. Please visit for more info.

If your career plans include joining a team of professionals devoted to excellence, we would like to hear from you. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to No phone calls, please.

The following is preferred, but not required.

– Bachelor degree in Kinesiology or Exercise Science

– Nationally recognized certification

– Experience as a personal trainer

– An open mind and desire to grow as a professional

One on One’s Internship program is designed to pick up where the intern’s academic career leaves off. You have a good foundation in the science…you now need to know how to apply it. We give our interns the tools needed to become true professionals in our field.   

Interns are essentially enrolled in our Personal Fitness Instructor Training Program. Follow the highlighted links for additional information.

Note: It is our desire to hire the very best of our interns when positions become available.

Careers in Aging Week – April 6-12, 2014

The Center for Healthy Aging is sponsoring two career panels next week to highlight career opportunities with older adults.  Learn how our aging population is impacting every sector of our lives and how the demand for professionals to work with this population continues to increase.

Bright Future, Many Possibilities: Be ready for your career!

A faculty panel is being held on Tuesday, April 8, 4:15-6:15 in the Ruth Pike Auditorium, 022 Biobehavioral Health Building.

Faculty Panel
BBH – Roger McCarter, Professor of Biobehavioral Health
CSD – Judy Creuz, Instructor, Clinic Coordinator, Connie Kossan, Instructor, Clinic Supervisor
HPA – Mark Sciegaj, Associate Professor and Associate Director of Smart Spaces Center
HDFS – Martin Sliwinski, Professor and Director of Center for Healthy Aging
HM – Bart Bartlett, Associate Professor and Professor-In-Charge Undergraduate Program
KINES – Lacy Alexander, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
NUTR – Gordon Jensen, Professor and Department Head of Nutritional Sciences
RPTM – John Dattilo, Professor of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Donald H. Ford, Dean Emeritus, Founding Dean of the College of Health and Human Development

Aging Career Discussion Panel

Learn about jobs and careers in the aging field from the professionals.
Thursday, April 10, 4:15-6:15 PM
Ruth Pike Auditorium, 022 Biobehavioral Health Building

All Students welcome!

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Nutrition Alumni Panel this Sunday at the Nittany Lion Inn

Students always have questions about what lies ahead after college.  This Sunday, the Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Society is sponsoring an opportunity for you to speak with Nutritional Sciences Alumni in an informal setting.  Three panelist s will be giving a brief overview of their careers and providing lots of time for student questions.  The panelists will be:

Michelle McGavin –  B.S., PSU 2011 – The J.M. Smucker Company – Orrville, OH. Michelle is presently an Industry & Government Affairs, Regulatory Compliance Analyst

Chris Taylor, Ph.D. – National Institutes of Health – Washington DC.   Chris is currently the Senior Science Adviser to the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health.  She has also been the Director of FDA’s Office of Nutritional Products, Labeling and Dietary Supplements and has also served as lead of the US delegation to the United Nations-sponsored Codex Alimentarius Committee on Nutrition Labeling. She was also assigned tours of duty at the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN and at the World Health Health Organization in Geneva where she worked on the topic of approaches for determining dietary supplement safety.

Nicole Patience MS, RD, LDN, CDE – M.S., PSU 2003 – Consulting Dietitian for Bryn Mawr College Dining Services and Student Health.  She has previously worked at Temple University in Clinical Nutrition and was the Student Health Coordinator.

The program is being held in the Alumni Lounge of the Nittany Lion Inn from 10-11 AM, Sunday, April 6.

Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn, network, and prepare for your future.