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Nutritional Sciences Students Interested in Medical, Dental, or Physician Assistant Careers


If you are interested in pursuing a career in medicine, dentistry, or Physician Assistant, the Health Professions Advisors in the Eberly College will be hosting these group advising sessions:

  • Med Prep (for students interested in medicine, dentistry), Thursday September 5, 6-7 pm @ 101 Thomas
  • PA Prep, Tuesday Sept. 10, 6-7pm @ 112 Buckhout
  • PA Prep, Wednesday Nov. 6, 6-7 Pm @ 201 Thomas
  • Med Prep, Monday Nov. 11, 6-7 pm @ 262 Willard

The pre-health advisors typically require students to attend one of these sessions first before making a 1-on-1 appointment. As a Nutritional Science major, you would see me to stay on track with your degree and a health professions advisor to discuss plans for medical, dental, or PA school.

Interested in PA or OT Careers – Speak with visiting representatives on April 13

Physician Assistant and Occupational Therapy Representatives from Thomas Jefferson Visiting Campus Tomorrow, April 13, (2-3:30pm, 517 Thomas)

Representatives from the new Physician Assistant (PA) program and Occupational Therapy (OT) program from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia will be visiting tomorrow! We have a small space in 517 Thomas reserved from 2-3:30pm. Admissions overviews will take place around 2pm, but realizing many students have class, please feel free to drop in at any point you are able to meet with the representatives and bring any specific questions you have with you! Please make sure you utilize this opportunity to learn about the new Master’s of Science in PA Studies program at Thomas Jefferson and the various OT degree programs offered by the Jefferson College of Health Professions!

Free Webinar April 16th – How to prepare for a career in Global Health

How to Best Prepare for a Career in Global Health Webinar
April 16th, 4-5pm Eastern Time

Register at http://slate.uniteforsight.org/register/april16webinar

Learn from leading experts about how to best prepare for a successful career in global health. Learn about the diversity of skills and expertise needed within the broad field of global health, as well as suggested preparations in academics, field experiences, internships, and jobs. For example, what is the best way to stand out in job applications and job interviews? What are pitfalls to avoid in cover letters and resumes? How should undergraduate and graduate students best prepare for a global health career?

Webinar Panelists:

  • Kirk C. Allison, Director, Program in Human Rights and Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • Arachu Castro, Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America, Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • Vanessa Kerry,  CEO, Seed Global Health
  • Robert S. Lawrence, The Center for a Livable Future Professor in Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Marie H. Martin, Assistant Director of Education and Training, Vanderbilt University Institute for Global Health
  • Richard Skolnik, Lecturer, Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health; Author, “Essentials of Global Health/Global Health 101”
  • Moderated by Jennifer Staple-Clark, Founder and CEO, Unite For Sight

Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity

Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity

Join Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive and unique global health experience. A transformative volunteer abroad experience for students and professionals, Unite For Sight is renowned as the highest quality global health immersion and volunteer abroad program worldwide. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our volunteers, coupled with the highest quality healthcare delivery programs with our local doctor partners.

Locations of Year-Round Health Care Delivery: Ghana, Honduras, and India
(volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more)

What do Global Impact Fellows do? Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps Program is an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship. Fellows participate with and learn from Unite For Sight’s talented local partner doctors who have provided care to 1.9 million patients living in poverty, including nearly 90,000 sight-restoring surgeries. Fellows assist with patient education, visual acuity testing, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local doctors, and other important support tasks.  They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided by the local doctors.  Additionally, fellows may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing research. For example, we currently have fellows pursuing research studies about medication management, the use of visual resources for patient education, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to eye care.

Unite For Sight is the only organization in the world that:

  • is a healthcare delivery organization that also offers immersive global health education opportunities for students and professionals;
  • uses 100% of all donations and funds submitted to directly provide care for patients who are otherwise unable to access or afford care;
  • directly teaches the importance of supporting and assisting local professionals in their own social ventures to eliminate disparities in their communities and countries;
  • offers an opportunity to learn from local medical professionals about effective strategies to reach the hardest-to-reach patients in villages, slums, and refugee camps;
  • develops comprehensive training materials in cultural competency, ethics, and global health best practices to prepare its volunteers for a high-impact immersive experience.

Complete details are available online at http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad

Lanch McCormick
Executive Director | Unite For Sight
234 Church Street, 15th Floor | New Haven, CT 06510
tel 203-404-4900 | lmccormick@uniteforsight.org

Part-time Dietary Aide needed at Brookline in State College

Connie Kerstetter, the Dietary Manger at Brookline, is currently looking for a part-time dietary aide for the Inn, Willows, and Pines buildings. She is looking for someone who can do every other weekend primarily. It is great experience and pays 11$ an hour. Applications can be filled out at The Fairways.
Contact info:
Juniper Village at Brookline
1930 Cliffside Drive
State College, PA, 16801
Phone: 814-238-3193

Info sessions for Global Health Minor starting this week

If you are looking for an interesting minor that would combine Nutrition with Global Health issues, you will probably find the Global Health Minor very exciting.  Courses for the minor can be used as supporting courses in the Nutrition major.  Information sessions will be held fairly frequently, but are starting tomorrow evening, Wednesday Sept 10, 7-8pm in 110 Henderson.  Other dates will occur later in the semester.  See the attached flyer for additional information.


What can I do with a BS in Nutrition? Look at these current job postings!

We are only a few weeks away from graduation and a few of you will be looking for “real” jobs very soon.  I spent a few minutes looking at some currently available entry-level job openings in the nutrition field in Pennsylvania.   I used www.indeed.com as the search engine with “Nutrition” as the search term.  In the time it took me to copy and paste these links, more jobs, and a student summer intern position in Lewisburg, PA popped up.  Congratulations Graduates and happy hunting!

Wellness screener


Wellness Coach


Diet Assistant – Geisinger Medical Center Hospital


Public health nutritionist I


Health Promotion Specialist


International Volunteer Experience – Azma International

The following post is offered on behalf of Azma International. As with all abroad experiences, evaluate programs thoroughly before deciding to participate.

Did you know that 50% of Africans, 58% of Guatemalans and 54% in Peru live below the poverty line, on less than $2 a day? Volunteer with Azma International and make a difference!

Azma International invites applications to participate in one of our three volunteer programs offered during summer break 2014, winter break 2014 and spring break 2015. The volunteer opportunities are offered in Kenya, Guatemala, Peru and South Africa. Volunteers in these programs would work in one of these program areas:

1) Teaching

2) Medical outreach

3) HIV/AIDS awareness

4) Child care in orphanages

5) Disabled care

6) Women’s empowerment

7) Wildlife Conservation

8) Agriculture Conservation

9) Sea turtle Conservation

10) Microfinance

Volunteering is a great way to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience using your skills to help others while building close relationships with your fellow students. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity while spots are still available. We look forward to working with you! Come promote social justice, gain technical and intercultural skills, and get a glimpse of different career paths open to you. We invite you to help us fight the war against poverty! Check us out at www.azmainternational.org.

If you are unable to participate during spring break or summer but would still like to experience a volunteer trip, we have programs available year-round. Visit us at www.azmainternational.org.

Personal Fitness Trainer Positions and Internships Available

One on One seeks committed, career oriented individuals to join our team of professionals in State College, Pennsylvania. Our culture and commitment to excellence makes One on One truly special. We are not a health club. Our focus is strictly personal training and community oriented fitness programming.

Qualified candidates must be passionate about fitness and making a difference in the lives of others. This position is for true fitness professionals and includes no selling.  One on One provides new team members with clientele upon completion of our Personal Fitness Training Instructor Program.  We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, vacation, matching retirement and more. Please visit www.oneononefit.com for more info.

If your career plans include joining a team of professionals devoted to excellence, we would like to hear from you. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to adam@oneononefit.com. No phone calls, please.

The following is preferred, but not required.

– Bachelor degree in Kinesiology or Exercise Science

– Nationally recognized certification

– Experience as a personal trainer

– An open mind and desire to grow as a professional

One on One’s Internship program is designed to pick up where the intern’s academic career leaves off. You have a good foundation in the science…you now need to know how to apply it. We give our interns the tools needed to become true professionals in our field.   

Interns are essentially enrolled in our Personal Fitness Instructor Training Program. Follow the highlighted links for additional information.

Note: It is our desire to hire the very best of our interns when positions become available.

Careers in Aging Week – April 6-12, 2014

The Center for Healthy Aging is sponsoring two career panels next week to highlight career opportunities with older adults.  Learn how our aging population is impacting every sector of our lives and how the demand for professionals to work with this population continues to increase.

Bright Future, Many Possibilities: Be ready for your career!

A faculty panel is being held on Tuesday, April 8, 4:15-6:15 in the Ruth Pike Auditorium, 022 Biobehavioral Health Building.

Faculty Panel
BBH – Roger McCarter, Professor of Biobehavioral Health
CSD – Judy Creuz, Instructor, Clinic Coordinator, Connie Kossan, Instructor, Clinic Supervisor
HPA – Mark Sciegaj, Associate Professor and Associate Director of Smart Spaces Center
HDFS – Martin Sliwinski, Professor and Director of Center for Healthy Aging
HM – Bart Bartlett, Associate Professor and Professor-In-Charge Undergraduate Program
KINES – Lacy Alexander, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
NUTR – Gordon Jensen, Professor and Department Head of Nutritional Sciences
RPTM – John Dattilo, Professor of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Donald H. Ford, Dean Emeritus, Founding Dean of the College of Health and Human Development

Aging Career Discussion Panel

Learn about jobs and careers in the aging field from the professionals.
Thursday, April 10, 4:15-6:15 PM
Ruth Pike Auditorium, 022 Biobehavioral Health Building

All Students welcome!

2014 Careers in Aging_flyer