Monthly Archives: April 2018

Teaching Assistants for Fall 2018

Good Afternoon!

I am looking for teaching assistants for both Nutrition 360 and Nutrition 456 in the fall 2018 semester.  Serving as a teaching assistant is a good way to help students learn about nutrition and show your leadership skills!

You can earn 1 credit in NUTR 496 for serving as a TA

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Dr. Ford ( In the email, please include a brief paragraph expressing why you are interested, any other commitments you have (e.g., other TA positions, work (include hours worked per week) or other extracurricular activities) as well as any questions you may have. Thank you!

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:

NUTR 358 Registration

All registration requests for the Fall sections of NUTR 358 should be sent via e-mail to 

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,

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, 

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