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Training Program Applicants


Students interested in a traineeship through the MCH Nutrition Training Program at UC Berkeley should apply to the School of Public Health listing Public Health Nutrition as the intended concentration area as their 1st choice. You should describe your specific interest in studying MCH Nutrition in the personal history statement or statement of purpose. Successful applicants to the training program will have completed, or nearly completed, undergraduate coursework in dietetics or nutrition (didactic program in dietetics), or have obtained the Registered Dietitian certification. In addition to the same qualifications as listed for the general public health nutrition program, applicants to the training program will also demonstrate commitment to study and work in the field of maternal and child public health nutrition.


Trainees will be provided with opportunities to further develop their skills through attending or presenting at relevant conferences or meetings, and working on training grant projects with other trainees at UC Berkeley, trainees at other institutions, or with PHN faculty and their partners. Trainees’ work and interests may be highlighted on the PHN website or other related publications. Funded trainees will be required to complete all the requirements of the MPH in Public Health Nutrition. The 12-week field work requirement and capstone project should be in an area focused on maternal and child nutrition. In addition, trainees will be required to take PH290 “MCH Leadership Seminar,” and are strongly recommended to complete the MCH Specialty Area. Trainees are also strongly encouraged to participate in leadership and career development activities offered by the SPH and on campus.

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