Our world-class faculty consist of educators, scholars and researchers who create a culture of discovery, collaboration, innovation and diversity. They embrace social responsibility, healthy lifestyles and visionary thinking and they pride themselves in providing exceptional on-the-spot training and lifelong mentoring.
The MS/DI Clinical Track provides relevant theoretical frameworks that are critical to your ability to provide excellent service upon graduation. Clinical education reinforces these concepts. We are proud to offer you numerous hands-on opportunities - what we like to call human-based and real-world focused - to apply your knowledge in clinical, community and industrial settings.
The MS/DI Clinical Track is currently granted accreditation by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois, 60606-6995, 800-877-1600 extension 5400, www.eatright.org.
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
UAB Dietetic Internship has been a program of "firsts" since we began in 1963. What started as a a 12-month program with only six students, is now a major influence in nutrition education innovations and healthcare policy reform. We were here before UAB became UAB. We were the first program of its kind in Alabama, one of the first in the U.S. to offer distance education and one of the first to collaborate with Medicine in research. We look forward to watching our graduates' impact for the next 50 years.
Have an immediate question about the MS in Research Track program? You might find it in our “Frequently Asked Questions” section. We have also included the program’s best contact information at the bottom of the FAQ section just in case your question is not answered there.
Your application to the MS in Nutrition Sciences - Research Track is completed through the UAB Graduate School admissions process. Please click “Admissions” to find additional information about application deadlines, how to apply, and admission requirements.
You will complete coursework through a planned, structured, yet flexible program of study that is tailored to meet your needs. The majority of your coursework is online but part of your research training will be face-to-face. Your learning experience, in an environment that fosters novel learning and uses cutting-edge technology, will facilitate scholarly proficiency and in-depth understanding about nutrition sciences. Our interdisciplinary courses will help you transcend boundaries and succeed in professional and academic arenas.
The Department of Nutrition Sciences is designed to prepare students to practice as competent, professional practitioners. In addition, students gain research skills and a set of ethical values consistent with professional practice. Our students hail from different countries, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. Their unique life experiences create an enriched learning environment that elicits the development of skills and compassion that will benefit each other beyond UAB.
The Department of Nutrition Sciences world-class faculty consists of educators, scholars and researchers who create a culture of discovery, collaboration and innovation. They embrace social responsibility, healthy lifestyles and visionary thinking. Our faculty are internationally renowned and have achieved the highest honors in their fields. They pride themselves in providing exceptional on-the-spot training and lifelong mentoring.