Monthly Archives: July 2014

Linda K Crandall Scholarship for Dietetics option students

I just received this announcement for an opportunity for students in the Dietetics option.  See the details below:

In honor of her dedication to the RD profession, we are pleased to announce the Linda K. Crandall scholarship program. Each year, Crandall Corporate Dietitians will award up to five scholarships, ranging in value from $500 – $1,000 each, to students pursuing either a Bachelor or Masters degree in Nutrition, or a closely related field, with the eventual goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian.

To complete an application go to, please be sure to attach a current resume. If you have questions or concerns please contact Darlene Williams.  Her contact information is listed below.

Darlene Williams, Director of Crandall Web Center

Crandall Corporate Dietitians

1930 N. Arboleda, Suite 101

Mesa, AZ  85213

1.888.546.3273 Office

480.291.9136 Fax


Should I take the GRE?

Should I take the GRE?

I hear this question frequently so thought you might want some information to help you make an informed decision.  This summer might be an excellent time to do a bit of review and take the Graduate Record Exam.  I took at look at programs offering graduate degrees as part of their dietetic internship program, coordinated graduate/dietetic internships, and programs that offer the option of obtaining a MS in addition to the dietetic internship.  Here are the results I found.

Type of program GRE required GRE not required
DI only (no MS option) 16 160
Internship Masters 36 6
Coordinated Masters/DI 11 11
MS option with DI 26 22
Total = 288 89  = 31% 199 = 69%

You could of course limit yourself to applying only to those programs that don’t require the GRE, but that cuts out 31% of your possibilities.  And, occasionally, a great post-match opportunity comes along that requires the GRE.  It is too late then to wish you had taken it.

Many Professional Master’s programs (i.e., MEd, MPH) and Physician Assistant programs require the GRE.  Almost all PhD programs in Nutrition and related sciences require the GRE or MCAT. Applications for these programs are typically due mid fall.

The GRE is not offered at University Park, but many sites are available.  The closest site to University Park is Harrisburg. The GRE exam is typically offered one to three times per month. You can take the exam a maximum of five times in any 12 month period. But, hopefully once will be enough. Many people find the short review courses to be very helpful., and others, offer practice exams and review sessions.  It is estimated that about 100 hours of preparation is required to do your best on the exam.  This web link will provide all the information you need to see which dates and sites are available if you decide to take the GRE.

Best wishes,

Mrs. Eissenstat

KINES 202 – Functional Human Anatomy available this summer at UP

Are you in need of a good supporting course this summer?   Are you planning to apply to PT, PA or medical school?  Consider taking Kines 202 during second summer session at UP.  It is an excellent class taught in a much smaller setting with plenty of support if needed. The class needs a couple more students to register in order to be offered this summer. Check it out if you’re interested.

Class meets MTWR 9:35 AM – 12:25 PM, 015 Recreation building,  07/02/14 – 08/13/14.  The instructor is Lauren Kramer.  Schedule number 339304.