Monthly Archives: March 2018

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 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

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

New Procedure for HM 330/228 Course Credit Changes

Attention students who plan to take HM330 prior to Fall 2019:
Please note that all of the changes with these two courses have not yet been formally approved. Therefore, HM 330 will still be worth only 2 credits during the 2017-2018 academic year.

All students who register to take HM 330 in the Fall 2018 semester, will also be enrolled in a one-credit HM course before the semester starts. If needed, your advisor will later use this new 1-credit course as a substitute for HM 228 on your degree audit. For more information, contact the Hospitality Management Department at 814-865-1853.

Internship Enrichment Funds – Apply by April 6th

The College of Health and Human Development will be offering funds to provide assistance for undergraduate students in the College who are required to complete a credit-bearing field experience, practicum, or internship as part of their course of studies. Fund expenditures shall conform to University policy and may include, but are not necessarily limited to, tuition costs, scholarships, housing costs, transportation/parking, and professional attire.

Eligibility: Students eligible for this funding may be completing their internship in Spring 2018, Summer 2018, or Fall 2018.

Application Deadline: Students interested in receiving this funding should complete the application form found at by April 6, 2018.

Questions: For more information, contact Heather Zimmerman, Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, 344 Health and Human Development Building, or via email at

Summer Job Opportunity at the Clinical Research Center at Penn State

THE C.R.C. (Clinical Research Center) on campus at Noll Lab is in immediate need for kitchen workers for the SUMMER OF 2018.  Students will work daytime hours M-F.

This research kitchen position requires efficiency, organization, and strong attention to detail.  Basic food knowledge is needed.


If you are interested in this position, PLEASE CONTACT:

Amy Ciccarella @ 865-8448 or email