Category Archives: Graduation

Spring 2020 Special Course: NURS 497 Health Disparities

This would be a terrific 400-level supporting course for NUTR majors.

Nursing Special Topics Course Offering – Spring 2020

NURS 497 (#20329)– Health Disparities (3 credits)

This course will explore contemporary health disparities in the United States. Students will be introduced to health outcomes that vary by sexual orientation, gender, race, and other social determinants of health. We will learn about frameworks that have been used to explain disparate health outcomes and healthcare and discuss how scientific data can serve as an impetus to improve well-being for everyone.

This class will meet on Mondays from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM in 271 Willard Building and will be taught by Britney Wardecker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing.

There are no prerequisites, and the course is open to all University Park students.

NUTR 445 in Spring 2020

If you plan to take NUTR 445 this spring and will have completed NUTR 251, BIOL 141, and BMB 211 with C’s or better by the end of this semester, please add your name, ID, and e-mail to this spreadsheet: https://pennstateoffice365-my.sharepoint.com/:x:/g/personal/dac293_psu_edu/EcAh-5edhi5MtEcwUHspUcABRhT5SgzN4F6rTkaVDBAMqw?e=nXzkdl. The College of HHD is having Lionpath block registration for students who do not have the prerequisites for its courses, but it unfortunately is looking for the new prerequisites of BIOL 161-164 and NUTR 211R. We will add you manually to NUTR 445 during your registration period.

Preparation & Info for Upcoming Advising Appointments

Many of you have appointments with me in the next 2-3 weeks to discuss your spring schedules. To prepare for these appointments, please run an “Academic Requirements Report” and sketch out a spring schedule that advances you toward your degree. Most of you will be following the Suggested Academic Plans found here: https://bulletins.psu.edu/archive/2018-19/undergraduate/colleges/health-human-development/nutritional-sciences-bs/#suggestedacademicplantext.

  • A few notes about Audits and What-If Reports in Lionpath:
    Some audits still search for HM 228, which was discontinued after Summer 2017 – HM 228 material was folded into HM 329 & 330
  • Starting with the 2018-19 academic year:
    • NUTR 456 became NUTR 361
    • NUTR 370 (1 cr) was discontinued and was folded into NUTR 391 (which became 2 cr instead of 1 cr)
    • NUTR 371 (1 cr) became NUTR 393 (1 cr)

Since many current students took the old courses, the degree audit may still look for them. As long as you have taken one version of the course, old or new, you have fulfilled your degree requirements. Your Academic Requirements reports and What-If reports evaluate your degree progress according to the year you started at Penn State. It will also list the name of your chosen option (e.g., Applied Science, Basic Sciences, Dietetics) as it was at the time.

As a heads up, your final transcripts will list the new option names (Behavioral Nutrition & Public Health, Nutrition & Dietetics, and Nutritional Physiology & Biochemistry). To repeat, however, your degree requirements have not changed.

I know it’s a little confusing, but it works out. If you have questions, we can discuss them during appointments.

David A. Cassiday
Nutritional Sciences Advisor
Penn State University

Planning to Graduate in December?

It is the student’s responsibility to let the University know when you are actually completing the final course requirements for your degree.  Winter 2019 Commencement will be held in the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday, December 21, 2019. To participate, you must register by going into LionPATH and declaring your intent to graduate (“apply for graduation”) now through Tuesday, September 10th .

Your application is needed to start the process of reviewing your degree requirements for graduation and receiving approval from the college to graduate. You should also check in with your advisor to ensure that you have truly met all degree requirements. If you have any credits from outside of Penn State that are still needed to fulfill degree requirements here, you must fully complete the transfer process before the registrar will be able to approve your degree completion.

Planning to Graduate this Summer?

It is the student’s responsibility to let the University know when you are actually completing the final course requirements for your degree.  Summer Commencement will be held in the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday, August 10, 2019. To participate, you must register by going into LionPATH and declaring your intent to graduate (“apply for graduation”) by Friday, June 14th .

Your application is needed to start the process of reviewing your degree requirements for graduation and receiving approval from the college to graduate. You should also check in with your advisor to ensure that you have truly met all degree requirements. If you have any credits from outside of Penn State that are still needed to fulfill degree requirements here, you must fully complete the transfer process before the registrar will be able to approve your degree completion.

Planning to Graduate this Spring?

If you did not already do so earlier this semester, please go to LionPATH and declare your intent to graduate (“apply for graduation”) as soon as possible. Your application is needed to start the process of reviewing your degree requirements for graduation and receiving approval from the college to graduate. It is the student’s responsibility to let the University know when you are actually completing the final course requirements for your degree.

If you have any credits from outside of Penn State that are needed to fulfill degree requirements here, please immediately complete the transfer process. You should also check in with your advisor to ensure that you have truly met all degree requirements.

Spring graduate?? Time to declare your intent to graduate!

Are you planning to graduate this Spring?

It is the student’s responsibility to declare the intent to graduate.  If you are planning to be a Spring 2019 graduate you need to declare now.  The deadline is January 21, 2019.  It is also important to check your “requirements” report on lionpath to be sure all of the categories are complete.  If you find one of the categories is open or credits are needed somewhere, please contact your adviser immediately.

You declare your intent on lionpath using the “Apply for Graduation” link.  Further instructions can be found on the Registrar’s pagehttps://www.registrar.psu.edu/graduation/intent.cfm

Welcome back and have a great semester!!

Are you planning to graduate this fall?

Are you planning to graduate this fall?

It is the student’s responsibility to declare the intent to graduate.  If you are planning to be a fall 2018 graduate you need to declare now.  The deadline is September 4.  It is also important to check your “requirements” report on lionpath to be sure all of the categories are complete.  If you find one of the categories is open or credits are needed somewhere, please contact your adviser immediately.

You declare your intent on lionpath using the “Apply for Graduation” link.  Further instructions can be found on the Registrar’s pagehttps://www.registrar.psu.edu/graduation/intent.cfm