The UAB Dietetic Internship has been a program of firsts since we began in 1963. What started as 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.
The MS in Nutrition Sciences, Clinical Track - Dietetic Internship is currently granted accreditation by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).
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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.
Have an immediate question about the MS in Nutrition Sciences, 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.
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.
All applications to the MS in Dietitian Education Program program are completed through the UAB Graduate School admissions process. Please click “Admissions” to find additional information, such as application deadlines, requirements and prerequisite courses, in regards to the specific admissions requirements for the MS in Dietitian Education Program program. This link also includes information concerning applying to UAB as a graduate student. You should note that acceptance to the UAB Graduate School does not imply acceptance to the MS in Dietitian Education Program program.
All students in the MS in Dietitian Education program must complete specific courses according to a planned and structured program of study. Students fulfill both core requirements and professional requirements in a logical sequence. The sequence is intended to facilitate both scholarly proficiency and distinctive achievement in the MS in Dietitian Education program. Our coordinated and interdisciplinary courses will help you transcend boundaries and allow you to succeed in professional and academic arenas.