Faculty and StudentsThe UAB Genetic Counseling Program offers a robust education in traditional and non-traditional genetic counseling roles.  Students have personalized instruction from expert faculty in medical genetics, laboratory genetics, counseling, and the health professions.  The program’s clinical training includes opportunities in the core areas of genetic counseling as well as a multitude of specialty and multidisciplinary clinics.  Prospective students are welcome to contact us for additional information.

Click on the link below to watch a 60 minute recorded session that gives an overview of genetic counseling, the UAB training program, and the process of applying to graduate school.  Additional information describing our program, our students, our clinical rotation sites, the admissions process, the genetic counseling field, and more can also be found on our website with the links provided on the rest of this webpage.” 

Genetic Counseling Information Session


Program Description

What makes the UAB Genetic Counseling Program Unique

Admission Requirements


Meet Our Students

Clinical Rotation Sites


Student Work

Advisory Board

Essential Functions

Alumni Update Your Information

Genetic counseling
is the process of helping people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease.  This process includes genetic risk assessment, education and counseling to promote informed choices and adaptation to a genetic risk or condition.  The UAB Genetic Counseling Program provides students with a well-rounded scientific and clinical education to prepare them for the evolving field of genetic counseling.

Click here to view a recorded genetic counseling session. Viewing these videos is a great way to get a glimpse into a Genetic Counseling session.


The Profession of Genetic Counseling 
Genetic Counseling Training
Career Opportunities
Professional Links
Certification and Accreditation