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Teaching Assistants Needed for Fall 2020

Good Afternoon!

I am looking for teaching assistants for Nutrition 251 for the Fall 20202 semester. Serving as a TA is a great way to review basic nutrition information while building new skills and earning one 400-level credit (NUTR 496) towards your major.

You must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA to become a TA. You will be expected to attend class, help grade assignments and hold review sessions before each exam.

I am looking for TAs for two sections of NUTR251:

  • M/W/F 9:05-9:55
  • M/W/F 1:25-2:15

If you are interested, please e-mail me at djw5083@psu.edu.

Thank you!

Dr. Ford

MPS Experiential Track (RDN Pathway) with Openings for Summer 2020 (apply now through April 15th)

The Dept. of Nutritional Sciences Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Nutritional Sciences Experiential Track is a competency-based Future Graduate program for students seeking the RDN credential and a master’s degree. 

We have a few remaining openings for qualified applicants during the post-match period.

 We are looking to add 15 qualified students to our 2nd class of the Experiential Track (starting Summer 2020); we will continue accepting applications on a rolling basis through April 15th.

 Program Details:

  • ACEND-accredited Future Graduate Program
  • 24-month long program; RDN exam eligible upon graduation
  • Core MPS curriculum with emphasis in leadership and advanced practice with capstone project
  • 39 credits in total (33 credits online + 6 credits in residence)
  • Online didactic coursework integrated with three semesters of in-residence supervised experiential learning (SEL) in food service management, clinical nutrition and community nutrition–
  • Two geographic locations for SEL: University Park, PA or Harrisburg/Hershey, PA. (indicate preference upon application)
  • Program begins in the summer semester—May 18th, 2020—with online coursework only for this semester.
  • SEL’s start in the fall of year 1 through end of summer year 2, online coursework ONLY for the last 2 semesters of the program (fall and spring year 2)
  • Verification Statement not required to apply 
  • GRE scores NOT required

 Application Requirements: Students will apply through the Penn State Graduate School online application system only  (not DICAS). 

  • Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0
  • Official Transcripts from Bachelor’s degree as well as transcripts from any other institutions where courses were taken towards the bachelor’s degree
  • NO GRE required
  • Documentation of 500 hours of volunteer and/or work experience of which 300 hours must be nutrition/dietetics related
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • 3 professional references
  • $65 Application Fee to the Penn State Graduate School

Application Timeline:

  • We are accepting applications for our remaining slots on a rolling basis up through April 15th, 2020

Questions? Please contact Shawnee Kelly at smc28@psu.edu

Dietetics option students – Student Member Board of Director Position

Hello,

This opportunity to serve as a Student Member Board of Director is an excellent way to get involved in a professional organization and to build your resume.  The information below has more details. — Dr Coleman-Kelly

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Student Member Board of Director Position. This volunteer position is an excellent opportunity to gain leadership experience and skills in donor relations, fundraising and awarding grants. The nutrition and dietetics student member is elected by the Foundation Board and serves a two-year term.

The online application is available within the Foundation’s application portal. Applications should be submitted by the priority deadline of 11:59 pm (Central Time) on Monday, March 30, 2020. The final deadline to apply is April 10, 2020.

Any questions may be directed to Elisha Reichling, MS, RDN, LDN, Foundation Program Coordinator, at ereichling@eatright.org.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Elisha Reichling, MS, RDN, LDN

Foundation Program Coordinator

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation

120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190

Chicago, Illinois 60606

Phone: (312) 899-4768

Email: ereichling@eatright.org

Want to attend FNCE 2020? Sign up for NUTR 497: Professional Development in Nutrition

Last year the Nutritional Sciences students who attended the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual Food, Nutrition, Conference and Exposition (FNCE) had a great time and learned a lot about the new trends in Nutrition.

Dr. Coleman-Kelly is offering the course again in Fall 2020 to take 24 students to Indianapolis, IN October 17-20, 2020.  Students can use NUTR 497 toward their 400-level support course credits.

The class will be held Monday nights from 5 pm to 8 pm.  The course prepares students for the 5-day conference.  The students in last year’s class said it was a critical part of helping them navigate the largest Food and Nutrition Conference in the world.  To register in Lionpath, in the “Location” box, select Conferences and Institutes, then Nutrition and you’ll see the course listed.

Students will be responsible for their own travel to and from Indianapolis.  Dr. Coleman-Kelly will hold an information session after Spring break to share more about the conference, the course, and travel options to and from FNCE.  Stay tuned for more information!

 

Feb 15th Deadline! Apply to the MPS in Nutritional Sciences Experiential Track (RDN pathway)

Finalizing applications for post-graduate DI/Grad School programs? Consider applying to the Dept. of Nutritional Sciences  Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Nutritional Sciences Graduate Program 

The MPS program offers an Experiential Track which is a uniquely designed pathway for students seeking the RDN credential. We are looking to add 15 new students to our 2nd class of the Experiential Track (starting Summer 2020)!

Program Details:

  • MPS in Nutritional Sciences Graduate Degree with Experiential Track (RDN Pathway) 
  • ACEND-accredited Future Graduate Program 
  • Core MPS curriculum with emphasis in leadership and advanced practice with capstone project 
  • 39 credits in total (33 credits online + 6 credits in residence)
  • Online didactic coursework integrated with three semesters of in-residence supervised experiential learning (SEL) in food service management, clinical nutrition and community nutrition  
  • Two geographic locations for SEL: University Park, PA or Harrisburg/Hershey, PA. (indicate preference upon application)
  • 24-month long program; RDN exam eligible upon graduation 
  • Verification Statement not required to apply  
  • NO GRE’s required 

Application Timeline:

  • Application deadline is February 15th, 2020 to Penn State Graduate School (program is not using DICAS or D&D)
  • Interview offers will be extended by February 28th, 2020
  • Decision letters will be provided by March 23rd, 2020
  • Applicants will have until 9:00am ET on April 7th, 2020 to accept/decline the offer

Questions? Please contact Shawnee Kelly at smc28@psu.edu

 

TAs needed for NUTR 100 Spring 2020

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:

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

Students who commit to being a NUTR 100 TA will be required to:

  • Attend course lectures and assist with in-class activities for large groups of students (requires 3 hours per week)
  • Grade 4-5 outside-of-class assignments (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) with a statement as to why you would like to be a TA.

TA’s Needed for Spring 2020 sections of NUTR 100 and NUTR 251

Upper-level nutrition students who are interested in being a teaching assistant (TA) are needed for NUTR 100 and NUTR 251 this spring. This is a great way to review basic nutrition information while building new skills and earning one 400-level supporting course credit (NUTR 496) towards your major.

To become a TA, you must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA and have earned a B+ or better in NUTR 251. You will be expected to attend class meetings and help grade assignments. The sections needing TAs are:

NUTR 100 – Tu/Thu 3:05 – 4:20 p.m.  OR  M/W/F 3:35-4:25 p.m. – contact Cindy Adams at cca 5153@psu.edu

NUTR 251 – MWF 9:05-9:55 a.m. – contact Cindy Adams at cca5153@psu.edu

NUTR 251 –  MWF 2:30 – 3:20 p.m. – contact Jennifer Fleming at jas58@psu.edu

NUTR 251 – MWF 9:05- 9:55 p.m. – contact Jennifer Meengs @ jas 138

If interested, please contact the instructors directly for more information.

Paid Summer Opportunity for NUTR majors

Job Title: Summer Camp Dietitian/Nutritionist Assistants
Company: Camp Pocono Trails
Reeders, PA 18352

Job Description and Requirements
Dietitian/ Nutrition students needed for children’s weight loss summer camp from 6/14/20 – 8/19/20. (Minimum 6 week requirement)

Responsible for helping to implement the nutrition program working under and with our Registered Dietician Nutritionists assisting with the nutrition and cooking classes at camp as well as helping to manage the food line. Will also allow you to experience dealing with different food allergies and diets. Internship opportunities available. This experience will look great on your resume as well. Camp is located in the Poconos, PA. Room, board, and salary included. Work with overweight kids, teens and young adults age 7-25 at our established 25-year program. Ability to become involved in a program that can change lives and one where you will have a great impact on others all while having a fun time at summer camp.

In addition you will be working as a general camp counselor living in a cabin with the campers and helping them with day to day challenges as well as mentoring and educating the campers in the cabins.

Apply at: https://www.camppoconotrails.com/jobs/
Contact: Tony Sparber
Camp Pocono Trails
800-365-0556, Campoffice@newimagecamp.com

 

Info from Academic Adviser

  • Dates and deadlines:  These dates are for the “regular session.”  For “dynamic dated” courses (i.e. – lab sections) visit http://www.registrar.psu.edu/academic_calendar/fall19.cfm
    • Late drop deadline:  November 15, 11:59 pm (Eastern)
    • Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes):  November 24 to November 30
    • Withdrawal deadline:  December 13, 5:00 pm (Eastern)
    • Classes end:  December 13
    • Final Exams:  December 16-20
    • Commencement:  December 21
  • If you intend to graduate this semester and did not yet file your intent to graduate in LionPATH, please contact your academic adviser ASAP!
  • Bioethics & Medical Humanities minor information night – November 11, 5 pm, 133 Sparks.  This is an opportunity to learn about PSU’s Intercollege Bioethics Program, the BMH minor, and the Undergraduate Bioethics Student organization.  There will be door prizes – bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Lion’s Pantry.  For more information, contact bioethicsprogram@psu.edu
  • Spring 2020 course – SC 201 (Medical Professions – 1 credit).  Prerequisite: Third-semester standing or higher. If you are interested in medical, dental, or PA school, this course will help you assess your progress toward becoming a strong candidate. Guest speakers will also give overviews of current issues in healthcare such as medical ethics, disparities in access and outcomes in healthcare, the role of public health, and the importance of teamwork among healthcare providers.
  • The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health will be holding an open house in Pittsburgh (Oakland) this Friday, 11/8.  For more information please visit http://discover.ph.pitt.edu/openhouse/inquiryform

Bioethics & Medical Humanities Minor Info Night!

Bioethics & Medical Humanities Minor Info Night
Monday Nov. 11, 5:00 pm @ 133 Sparks
Come out and learn about:
-Penn State’s Intercollegiate Bioethics Program
-The Bioethics & Medical Humanities Minor
-The Undergraduate Bioethics Student Organization
Requested Donation: Bring a Non-Perishable food item
Questions? Contact: bioethicsprogram@psu.edu