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Department of Nutrition Sciences

nutrition sciencesThe UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences (full website), a leader in nutritional research, patient care and education, consistenly ranks among the top programs of its kind in the country. The department supports progressive clinics averaging 2,500 patients a year in programs for nutrition, weight management, osteoporosis and cancer support. The faculty includes a multidisciplinary team of physician-scientists, Ph.D scientists, registered/licensed dietitians, and nurses working together in patient care, research, and education programs. 

The department is divided into three missions:

  • Education 
  • Research
  • Patient Care


The department, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), offers a graduate and doctoral level degrees, certificate and post-doctoral fellowship.

Dietetic Internship
Prepares entry-level dietitians for a variety of careers in healthcare, wellness and food service management. The program offers on and off campus options. Both programs are completed in 10 months and combines supervised clinical practice with graduate coursework. Read more...

Nutrition Sciences, M.S.
Designed specifically for registered dietitians or individuals with a B.S. degree in nutrition or related field, the program provides training and experience related to treatment and prevention of disease through the science and art of optimal nutritional care. Read more...

Nutrition Sciences, Ph.D.
Provides training and research experiences in classical nutrition, clinical nutrition, nutrition and disease prevention, and metabolism of nutrients. Students learn the science of nutrition as it relates to maintaining the health of individuals and populations, as well as to the care and treatment of individuals with a variety of diseases. Read more... 

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Nutrition
The Departments of Nutrition Sciences and Medicine offer a two-year Fellowship in Clinical Nutrition for physicians who have completed medical training and are board-eligible or board-certified in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. Read more...

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