Category Archives: Professional Development

FREE Virtual Nutrition & Dietetics Conference, Friday April 17

Due to the risk of spreading COVID-19, the DC Metro Area of Nutrition & Dietetics has decided to adjust the format of the Annual Meeting. This one-day conference will now be held virtually on Friday, April 17, 2020. Registration is FREE for students, and students who are interested in registering should email info@eatrightdc.org.

The theme this year is innovative food systems, inclusivity and progressive research in the field of nutrition and dietetics. Some speakers will also be presenting on food policy + intuitive eating.

Big10+ institutions offer Virtual Career Fair – April 14

Students seeking a full-time, internship, or co-op position will have the chance to virtually network with organizations during the Hire Big10+ Virtual Career Fair on April 14. See full story here: https://news.psu.edu/story/613575/2020/03/30/academics/hire-big10-institutions-offer-virtual-career-fair-students-april

College of HHD News & Events

  • Friday, Feb. 14: Deadline to Apply for the Women’s Leadership Initiative 2020-21 Class: hhd.psu.edu/wli
  • Feb. 19, 7 pm @ 355 HHD Bldg: HHD Student Council Meeting
  • Feb. 26, 11 am – 3 pm @ Pegula Ice Arena: Impact Fair – for any student seeking employment, internship, or research opportunities in fields that makes a difference: https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/career/fairs/impact

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

Info Sessions on 2nd Degree in Nursing (Altoona & Harrisburg)

It’s never too late to start a career in Nursing!  Students with a degree in Nutritional Sciences are well prepared for 2nd Degree Nursing Programs.
Information Sessions
Monday, Feb. 3, 2020
5:00-6:00 pm
Room 101 – Nursing Sciences Building

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
9:00-10:00 am
Room 101 – Nursing Sciences Building
Questions?
Cathy Kozak (Altoona): cek132@psu.edu
Ronda Stump (Harrisburg): rfg2@psu.edu
https://www.nursing.psu.edu/second-degree-program/

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.

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

PAND 2020 Scholarships – Deadline Extended to Jan. 20

The Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Foundation
Announces its 2020 scholarships!
New Deadline to Apply is January 20th
Nutrition students enrolled in a Didactic Program in Dietetics, Coordinated Program, Dietetic Internship, or graduate dietetics-related programs, who are student members of the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and have a GPA of 2.8 or higher, are eligible for these scholarships.
Three letters of recommendation are needed.
One general scholarship ($1,000) and one ($1,000) diversity scholarship are available.
 
STUDENT STIPEND
A $100.00 stipend will be available to enable student members of the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to attend the Annual Meeting and Exhibition. March 27, 2020 in King of Prussia
For more information and to apply online please visit :

NUTRITION TAs Still Needed for Spring Semester

You can earn 400-level supporting course credit for serving as a TA (Teaching Assistant) for any nutrition course. Being a TA can also be a valuable learning experience for undergraduates and one that you can definitely include on your resume. By assisting with the grading of assignments, students will also get a better understanding of their chosen field and the nutritional value of foods. Additionally, helping run a course may broaden your perspective for those thinking about teaching as a career option, whether it be in the classroom or within a clinical setting.

NUTR 100Nutrition Applications for a Healthy Lifestyle (3 cr. GHW) is a newly-revised introductory nutrition course for students who are not majoring in HHD. Both sections needing TAs meet in Thomas 101. Course meeting times this spring are:

  • Sect 002 meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:05-4:20 a.m.
  • Sect 003 Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:35-4:25 p.m.

NUTR 251-Introductory Principles of Nutrition (3 cr.)
For students majoring in Nutrition, Kinesiology or other health sciences.

  • Section 002 meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
    from 2:30 – 3:2o in 112 Chambers.

Students who commit to being a NUTR TA will be asked to:

  • Attend course lectures and assist with in-class activities for large groups of students (requires 3 hours per week)
  • Grade 4-5 out-of-class assignments spread over the semester with at least 2 weeks between them (requires an additional 5-6 hours per assignment)

Student TAs must have completed NUTR 251 with a grade of B+ or better to TA for NUTR 100. If interested, please contact Dr. Adams (cca5153@psu.edu).