Category Archives: Academic Planning

Urgent Poll Regarding NUTR 446, 451, 452, 453, and 400 in Fall 2020

If you plan to take any of the courses listed above in Fall 2020, please fill out the survey at the link below ASAP. Due to glitches in how Lionpath is reading prerequisites and corequisites, I may need to enroll some students in these classes administratively. The survey should take about 60 seconds to complete. If you do not plan to take any of these courses in the fall, you do not need to fill out the survey.
Fall 2020 NUTR Survey

Temple Pre-PA Post-Bacc Program – March 5

Dr. Rarig is holding special sessions at 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm for Nutritional Sciences students who want to explore a bridge to PA school. Please e-mail Mr. Cassiday at dac293@psu.edu if you are interested in attending one of those sessions.
Temple PostBacc March 5

 

Interested in Health Promotion? Check out HealthWorks!

HealthWorks, a peer health education outreach program in the Health Promotion and Wellness Department of Penn State, is currently recruiting student volunteers to become Peer Health Educators for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2020. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply and those who are accepted will receive training through a 3-credit course offered in the Fall 2020 semester through the Department of Biobehavioral Health. This course is designed to train students to become peer health educators who provide services and/or programs on health issues, health promotion theories and strategies for helping college students improve their health.

HealthWorks peer educators work to address college health issues at Penn State, including stress, nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and sexual health. Students have two different opportunities for promoting health among their peers:

1. One-on-one wellness services for students in which trained peer educators meet individually with students to provide free wellness services. The service topics include stress and time management, physical activity, nutrition, sleep, sexual health and healthy relationships.

2. Outreach and health promotion through workshops and initiatives.  In this option, trained peer educators plan and implement various health promotion initiatives and efforts to encourage healthy lifestyle choices among Penn State students. Examples of HealthWorks initiatives include writing for the Healthy Penn State blog and/or Instagram, hosting Eating Disorder Awareness and Love Your Body week, creating healthy cooking videos, conducting minority health outreach tables, facilitating workshops on different health topics and providing HIV test counseling.

Volunteering in HealthWorks helps prepare students for careers in public health, allied health fields, nursing, nutrition, medicine, advertising and public relations.

Students can learn more about HealthWorks and apply online at https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health-wellness/healthy-living/volunteer-experiences-health-and-wellness/healthworks.

If you have any additional questions about this, please contact the Penn State Health Promotion and Wellness Department via e-mail at promotinghealth@psu.edu or by phone at (814) 863-0461.

Study Smarter, Not Harder – Workshop Dates, Spring 2020

How can you better study so you don’t waste time and effort? This workshop presents research-based evidence that metacognition (awareness of how you learn and the predictable effects of the related choices you make) can help you improve your academic performance in college-level courses.
Monday, 3/2/20 2:30pm – 4pm Boucke 220A
Tuesday, 3/3/20 1:30pm – 3pm Boucke 220A
Thursday, 3/5/20 2:30pm – 4pm Boucke 220A
Wednesday, 3/18/20 2:30pm – 4pm Boucke 220A
Wednesday, 3/18/20 4:30pm – 6pm Boucke 220A
Thursday, 3/19/20 10am – 11:30am Boucke 220A
Sign up here: bit.ly/studysmarterworkshop

Summer Translational Cardiovascular Science Institute

Application Deadline: March 1
The College of Engineering and the College of Health and Human Development will host the 2020 Penn State Summer Translational Cardiovascular Science Institute. This program, sponsored by the American Heart Association and several Penn State units, is open to undergraduate students with
a demonstrated interest in cardiovascular science across
the country.
Application: http://bit.ly/STCSIapply20
More info: STCSI-2020_Final

UHS Clinic Intern Program: Applications Due March 8

The Penn State Clinic Intern Program provides undergraduate students who have an interest in pursuing a career in healthcare an opportunity to interact professionally with patients and medical staff in the Clinical Services department.

As an intern, students conduct patient intake exams and assist clinical staff. Volunteering gives students a first-hand understanding of the dynamics of the health care system and enhances communication skills with patients and members of the health care team. Interns earn 4-6 credits over two semesters for participating in the Clinic Intern Program. Program interns earn about 100 patient contact hours over the two semesters and may return to volunteer for additional semesters if they choose.
More info and application here: https://tinyurl.com/raccoaf

Advising Walk-In Times for Friday, Jan. 17: 10-11:30 and 1:30-3:30

This is a slight change from what was previously posted. Due to a prior commitment, I have to shift walk-in times this afternoon to 1:30-3:30.

HealthWorks: Peer Health Education Outreach Program

HealthWorks, a peer health education outreach program in Health Promotion and Wellness, is currently recruiting student volunteers to become Peer Health Educators for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2020. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.

Volunteering in HealthWorks helps prepare students for careers in public health, allied health fields, nursing, nutrition, medicine, advertising, and public relations.

HealthWorks peer educators work to address college health issues at Penn State, including stress, nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and sexual health.

Students have two different opportunities for promoting health among their peers: 1) One-on-one wellness services for students 2) Outreach and promotion through workshops and initiatives.  One-on-one peer educators will meet individually with students to provide free wellness services.  The topics include stress and time management, physical activity, nutrition, sleep, sexual health, and healthy relationships.

The outreach and promotion peer educators plan and implement various health promotion initiatives and efforts to encourage healthy lifestyle choices among Penn State students. Examples of HealthWorks initiatives include writing for the Healthy Penn State blog and Instagram, hosting Eating Disorder Awareness and Love Your Body week, creating healthy cooking videos, conducting minority health outreach tables, facilitating workshops on different health topics and providing HIV test counseling.

Students who apply and are accepted will receive training through a 3-credit course offered through the Department of Biobehavioral Health in Fall 2020. The course is designed to train peer health educators on health issues and health promotion theories and strategies for college students.

Students can learn more about HealthWorks and apply online at https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health-wellness/healthy-living/volunteer-experiences-health-and-wellness/healthworks.

If students have questions, they can contact me via e-mail at promotinghealth@psu.edu or by phone at (814) 863-0461.

Glitches with Applying for Graduation

Apparently there is a system-wide Lionpath problem with updating semester standing, so the “apply to graduation” link is not yet appearing for all eligible seniors. If it is not resolved by the end of this week (Jan. 17), contact the Registrar at registrar@psu.edu.

HHD News for Students

Global Health Minor Information Sessions
-Monday, Jan. 13, 6 pm, 110 Henderson Bldg.
-Monday, Jan. 27, 6 pm, 110 Henderson Bldg.

Women’s Leadership Initiative
-Wednesday, Jan. 22, 6 pm, 110 Henderson Bldg.
-Thursday, Jan. 23, 6 pm, 110 Henderson Bldg.

Get Funding for your Summer Research
Erickson Discovery Grants
-Deadline: January 20

Study Abroad Week
January 20-24
https://global.psu.edu/studyabroadweek