Author Archives: Shawnee Kelly, MS, RD, LDN

Graduate and Professional School Fair

Want to learn more about the Master of Professional Studies in Nutritional Sciences graduate program? Come visit our booth at the Graduate School and Professional School Fair on Wednesday, October 24th 11am-2pm at the HUB–Alumni Hall. 

Stop by as you are passing through the HUB to learn more about the online MPS and new Future Education Model program with the pathway to RDN!

 

2019 PAND Scholarships & Awards

The Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (PAND) offers student scholarships and awards. To be eligible, you must be a student member of the Academy with Pennsylvania selected as your state affiliation. Consider applying for the following awards/scholarships.

All award and scholarship applications are due January 10, 2019

Information on all awards and scholarships and how to apply can be found at: https://eatrightpa.org/for-the-public/scholarships-awards/ 

General Scholarship-$1000

Provides a scholarship to a member of PA Academy who wishes to become eligible for registration through a didactic program, an internship, ISPP, or a coordinated program. Scholarship award is presented at the Annual Meeting which is March 29-30, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Diversity Scholarship-$1000

Provides a scholarship to a student with a diverse background, traditionally underrepresented in the field of dietetics. Scholarship award is presented at the Annual Meeting which is March 29-30, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Student Stipend- $100

Are you a student who is planning to attend the Annual Meeting and Exhibition?  If so, consider applying for the student stipend.  It can help offset the cost of the annual meeting (March 29-30, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA), and connect you to a member of PA Academy.

Outstanding Student Award

Recognizes emerging leadership and achievement of students enrolled in Academy-accredited and approved dietetics education programs (DPD) and encourages participation in the Academy. Award is presented at the Annual Meeting which is March 29-30, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Penn State Online Masters in Nutritional Sciences: Informational Webinar Sept 27

Nutritional Sciences Informational Webinar

Thursday, September 27, 2018 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT

If you are interested in Penn State’s Master of Professional Studies in Nutritional Sciences program offered online through the Department of Nutritional Sciences & Penn State World Campus, this webinar will provide you with an opportunity to get answers to any questions you may have, and also hear what the program is like.

Register for the webinar to learn about:

  • The Nutritional Sciences courses and curriculum
  • What to expect as a student in the online program
  • Important requirements for applying to the program
  • The application process and recommendations for next steps

There will be plenty of time at the end of the webinar to ask your own questions, too. So, make plans to join us! Register here.

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
  • Prepare for the workforce by gaining the skills employers are seeking
  • Build your skill set while working in the field (full or part-time)
  • This program is appropriate for students in nutrition, allied health, health-related, or science majors.

Application Deadlines

  • July 15, 2018 for Fall 2018
  • November 15, 2018 for Spring 2019
  • April 15, 2019 for Summer 2019

Application Process

Required Materials:

  • Official transcripts from each institution 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, LDN, FAND

MPS Coordinator &

Assistant Teaching Professor

smc28@psu.edu

Penn State Online Masters in Nutritional Sciences: Informational Webinar June 21

Are you thinking about a graduate degree after graduation? The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Nutritional Sciences is a graduate degree offered through Penn State’s World Campus and the Department of Nutritional Sciences and is 100% online.  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.

Informational Webinar

Join us on Thursday, June 21, 2018- 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT to learn more about the program. Click here to register!

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.

 

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
  • Prepare for the workforce by gaining the skills employers are seeking
  • Build your skill set while working in the field (full or part-time)
  • This program is appropriate for students in nutrition, allied health, health-related, or science majors.

Application Deadlines

  • July 15, 2018 for Fall 2018
  • November 15, 2018 for Spring 2019
  • April 15, 2019 for Summer 2019

Application Process

Required Materials:

  • Official transcripts from each institution 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:

Gina Pazzaglia, PhD, RDN, MPS Director & Associate Outreach Professor/Instructor, gps3@psu.edu

Shawnee Kelly, MS, RDN, MPS Coordinator & Senior Instructor, smc28@psu.edu

 

 

 

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, smc28@psu.edu

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, smc28@psu.edu 

MPS in Nutritional Sciences Webinar: March 1st Noon-1pm EST

Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Nutritional Sciences

Informational Webinar

Thursday, March 1, 2018 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST

If you are interested in Penn State’s Master of Professional Studies in Nutritional Sciences program offered online through Penn State World Campus, this webinar will provide you with an opportunity to get answers to any questions you may have, and also hear what the program is like.

Register for the webinar to learn about:

  • The Nutritional Sciences courses and curriculum
  • What to expect as a student in the online program
  • Important requirements for applying to the program
  • The application process and recommendations for next steps

There will be plenty of time at the end of the webinar to ask your own questions, too. So, make plans to join us!

Additional Questions

Visit our website, or contact us:

Gina Pazzaglia, PhD, RDN, MPS Director & Associate Outreach Professor/Instructor, gps3@psu.edu

Shawnee Kelly, MS, RDN, MPS Coordinator & Senior Instructor, smc28@psu.edu

 

 

Learn More about the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Nutritional Sciences

Are you thinking about a graduate degree after graduation? The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Nutritional Sciences is a graduate degree offered through Penn State’s World Campus and the Department of Nutritional Sciences, and is 100% online.  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.

The MPS in Nutritional Sciences is a 30-credit 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 course work 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.

Save the Date: Informational Webinar

Join us on Thursday, March 1, 2018 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT to learn more about the program. More information coming soon on webinar registration!

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
  • Prepare for the workforce by gaining the skills employers are seeking
  • Build your skill set while working in the field (full or part-time)
  • This program is appropriate for students in nutrition, allied health, health-related, or science majors.

Application Deadlines

  • April 15, 2018 for summer (2018) semester admission
  • July 15, 2018 for fall semester (2018) admission
  • November 15, 2018 for spring (2010) semester admission

Application Process

Required Materials:

  • Official transcripts from each institution 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:

Gina Pazzaglia, PhD, RDN, MPS Director & Associate Outreach Professor/Instructor, gps3@psu.edu

Shawnee Kelly, MS, RDN, MPS Coordinator & Senior Instructor, smc28@psu.edu

 

 

 

Foxdale Village Retirement Community now hiring!

Part time positions are available at Foxdale Village Retirement Community in State College for Nutrition students.  Flexible schedules with 4 hour shifts available for afternoons (4-8PM).  Get paid while gaining experience with therapeutic diets, altered consistency diet, adaptive equipment, and geriatric nutrition in a long-term care and skilled nursing setting consistently voted Best Retirement Community by State College magazine.  Please visit foxdalevillage.org to apply.  If the position is not posted, please contact Matt Nevling, Registered Dietitian at MNevling@foxdalevillage.org

Thinking about Master’s Degree? Check out the MPS in Nutritional Sciences!

Are you thinking about a graduate degree after graduation? The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Nutritional Sciences is a graduate degree offered through Penn State’s World Campus and the Department of Nutritional Sciences, and is 100% online.  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.

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 course work 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.

Informational Webinar

Join us on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT to learn more about the program. Click here to register!

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
  • Prepare for the workforce by gaining the skills employers are seeking
  • Build your skill set while working in the field (full or part-time)

Application Deadlines

  • November 15, 2017 for spring (2018) semester admission
  • April 15, 2018 for summer (2018) semester admission
  • July 15, 2017 for fall semester (2018) admission

Application Process

Required Materials:

  • Official transcripts from each institution 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:

Gina Pazzaglia, PhD, RDN, MPS Director & Associate Outreach Professor/Instructor, gps3@psu.edu

Shawnee Kelly, MS, RDN, MPS Coordinator & Senior Instructor, smc28@psu.edu

 

 

Mount Nittany Medical Center Now Hiring Freshman & Sophomore Nutrition Students

Need work experience???  Apply to a position in the Nutrition & Culinary Services Department.  Work with patients and their diets, learn culinary skills, and see what clinical dietitians do first hand.  Must be available to work weekends, semester breaks and during the summer.   We have a 100% match rate for dietetic internships with our past employees.  Apply today under the Service Tab tp “Kitchen Worker 1” at www.mountnittany.org/careers

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