Nutrition Training at the Seattle PPC
The purpose of the
nutrition traineeship is to develop leaders within the discipline of nutrition
who are prepared to provide, assess, develop, and assure optimal systems
of nutritional care for children with special health care needs.
The trainee experience
takes place in a variety of settings and prepares nutritionists to function
as part of an interdisciplinary health care team and to work with state
and local health agencies and providers. At the end of the training, nutrition
trainees will have excellent nutritional clinical skills and will understand
pulmonary diseases and their impact on the child's environment.
For a description
of leadership training, see Goals and Objectives for
PPC Trainees and UW MCH Leadership Consortium.
should contact Joan Zerzan,
RD to discuss the traineeship in detail and receive application materials.
Traineeships usually begin in the fall with the University of Washington
academic year. Trainees are selected the previous spring.
In the past most trainees
were enrolled as graduate students in the Interdisciplinary
Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Washington,
but non-matriculated students who meet other requirements may be considered.
- Registration or
eligible for registration as a dietitian with the American Dietetics
- Previous clinical
experience as a dietitian
- Interest in establishing
a career in the field of nutrition for children with special health
- Enrollment in a
graduate program in nutritional sciences or previous completion of a
master's level program
to be submitted:
- Completed application
- Three letters of
- Personal statement
including goals and objectives that will be met by the PPC training
- Sample of written
material such as an article, academic paper, or patient education brochure
- Curriculum vitae
- Academic transcripts