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Health Promotion & Wellness Intern Needed for Fall 2019

Health Promotion and Wellness is seeking a student intern for the fall 2019 semester. If interested, send a resume and cover letter to Erin Raupers at by June 28, 2019.

The role of the Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) intern will be to assist with a range of health promotion initiatives during fall 2019. The intern will have hands-on opportunities to participate in the development of health promotion and wellness initiatives for a college population. The intern will work collaboratively and individually to accomplish assignments. The intern will be supervised by Erin Raupers, Assistant Director.

The intern’s primary responsibility will be to assist with two aspects of the Healthy Penn State Initiative. The goal of the Healthy Penn State initiative is to improve the academic success of students by encouraging healthy behaviors. The intern will develop content for the Healthy Penn State website and social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The intern will also assist with the recruitment, training, and management of the Healthy Penn State Ambassadors, a peer health education program.

Additionally, the individual will help staff outreach tables and assist with the daily operation of the Wellness Suite. Activities include staffing the front desk, greeting students who have appointments, answering the phone, and answering questions. The intern will assist with wellness initiatives, health promotion campaigns, wellness services and wellness workshops. The intern will gain valuable knowledge about evidence-based strategies for sleep, nutrition, physical activity, and stress. The intern will also gain experience with program evaluation.

The start date of this internship is August 26, 2019. The intern may work between 15-30 hours per week for 15 weeks. The approximate end date is December 13, 2019. This is an unpaid internship, but the successful candidate will receive credit through their academic department.

We are seeking someone who is creative and values innovation along with excellence. Experience with technology is essential. Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills are essential as well as a genuine appreciation for working with diverse populations.

If you have questions, please contact Erin Raupers at 814-863-0461 or eeg5005@psu.ed

Interested in the Emerging Field of Personalized Nutrition?

Project Sapiens, based at King’s College in London is starting to conduct personalized nutrition clinical trials in the US.  They are currently looking for some Nutritionists/Dietitians interested in helping them with trials in the Boston area. For more information on this career opportunity, visit this site.

WIC Nutritionist Position open in Chambersburg, Franklin County, PA

For more information visit our web page.

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.

New Graduates: Three Full-time Nutritionists Needed in York, PA

Community Progress Council WIC Program in York, PA has three full-time Nutritionist positions available. For more information including how to apply, please visit this link.

FT Nutritionist Needed – Franklin County WIC

Recent Dietetic/Nutrition Graduates:
Full-time Opportunity in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program serving Franklin County.

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics, Nutrition or Nutritional Science.
  • Benefits, Health, Holidays, Vacation
  • Must be willing to travel when needed.
  • Will perform direct client services, eligibility screening, risk assessment, individual education in a clinic setting.
  • Keyboard/computer skills required.
  • Must enjoy a busy, fast-paced atmosphere.
  • Positive attitude required for this team.
  • Spanish-speaking abilities a plus

Send resumes to: WIC Director, 153 N. Stratton St., Gettysburg, PA, 17325
or fax 717-334-1971 or email at
No phone calls please. EOE.

Paid positions available immediately – Diet Assessment Center

The Penn State Diet Assessment Center (PSDAC) offers an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to get involved in research.  Students gain valuable nutrition experience essential for a Dietetic Internship Program.  It is also an excellent opportunity for those who want to pursue an advanced degree in nutrition or other health related profession.
We are looking to hire undergraduate students in April for a May start date.  Students would need to work at PSDAC throughout summer 2019 and commit to one full year of employment.  We start students at competitive wages who are nutrition majors in the Department of Nutritional Sciences or who are seeking a minor in nutrition as part of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management or Human Development and Family Studies degree.
The job is flexible enough to accommodate the busy schedules of students.  It requires an extensive training program that consists of learning about diet assessment methodology, interview techniques, nutrition research software, and the research studies conducted in the PSDAC.
The job requirements are as follows:*   Must be a sophomore nutrition major, or junior not completing a summer field experience, or seeking a minor in nutrition
*   Must be willing to commit to 1 year of employment
*   Must be willing to work during the summer and winter/spring breaks
*   Must be willing to work evenings and some weekends
*   Must be willing to work several 3 to 4 hour shifts per week (~10-15 hours total)
For more information contact:
Kristen Cox, RDN, LDN
108D Chandlee
Office Phone: 814-863-5428

Course planning information for Dietetics option students who are expecting to graduate in Summer 2020 or Fall 2020

Attention Dietetics option students!  This is related to NUTR 393: Dietetic Internship Application Development required for students in this option

If you have an anticipated graduation date of August 2020 (Summer) or December 2020 (Fall) and are enrolled in the Dietetics option, please register for NUTR 393: Dietetic Application Development in Fall 2019.  We are NOT offering this course in the Spring 2020 semester next academic year.

If you are unsure when you will be graduating, please meet with your academic advisor to discuss your situation.  She will be able to help you determine whether you need to sign up for NUTR 393 in the Fall.

If you and your adviser agree that you should take NUTR 393 in the fall, please fill out this “add form” and send it to me at  I will add you to the course once I confirm you meet the other requirements to enroll in this class.

Thanks, Dr. Coleman-Kelly

Teaching Assistants needed for fall 2019

Good Afternoon!

I am looking for teaching assistants for Nutrition 251 for the Fall 2019 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:

  • Tuesday/Thursday 9:05-10:20
  • Tuesday/Thursday 10:35-11:50

If you are interested, please e-mail me at

Thank you!

Dr. Ford

FEM Grad Program–Application deadline extended, Open Office Hours, Virtual Open House Upcoming

Future Education Model (FEM) Graduate Program Update 

Application Deadline Extended

The program will continue accepting applications on a rolling basis through the Post-Match period until we fill our first class (to begin May 13, 2019).

The accredited FEM program is the Experiential Track of the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Nutritional Sciences, which is a graduate degree program of the Department of Nutritional Sciences offered via Penn State’s World Campus. This is a 24-month program (39 credit minimum) that integrates online graduate coursework with 3 semesters of in-residence supervised experiential learning at either University Park, PA or Hershey, PA (and surrounding areas). Students can indicate preference for location upon admission. Upon graduation students are eligible to sit for the RDN examNo verification statement required to apply. GRE scores are required (unless students meet waiver eligibility). Applicants will apply directly through the Penn State Graduate School online application, and interviews will be conducted with eligible applicants.

Open Office Hours

We’ll be holding open office hours during the week of April 8th as below. Please drop in at any of these times if you’d like to discuss the program.

Date Open Hours Denise Lawson

121 Chandlee Lab

Shawnee Kelly

125 Chandlee Lab

Gina Pazzaglia

127 Chandlee Lab

April  8 10:00-3:00pm 10:00-12:00pm 12:00-3:00pm 12:00-2:00 pm
April 9 11:00-3:00pm 11:00-1:00pm 1:00-3:00pm 1:00-3:00 pm
April 10 10:00-3:00pm 10:00-12:30pm 12:30-3:00pm ————
April 11 11:00-1:00 & 2:00-4:00 pm 2:00-4:00pm ———— 11:00-1:00 pm
April 12 11:00-1:00 pm ————  11:00-1:00pm ————

Virtual Open House 

To learn more, please consider attending our next Virtual Open House that will be held on Monday, April 15, 4:00-5:00 pm ET via video conferencing. Complete this RSVP survey to register.

Gina Pazzaglia, PhD, RDN
MPS Director
Associate Teaching Professor

Shawnee Kelly, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
MPS Coordinator
Assistant Teaching Professor

Denise Lawson, MS, RD
Dietetic Internship Director