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.
See what our students are up to. In their own words, learn what they have achieved at UAB and why they chose UAB. NIH-funded research, national awards, mentorships with internationally renowned faculty and much more highlight the Department of Nutrition Sciences student experience.
Have an immediate question about the PhD in Nutrition Sciences 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.
PhD students in Nutrition Sciences complete coursework through a planned, structured, yet flexible program of study that is tailored to meet your needs. Being in an environment that fosters novel learning and use of cutting edge technology, your learning experience will facilitate both scholarly proficiency and in-depth understanding about nutrition sciences. Our coordinated and interdisciplinary courses will help you transcend boundaries and allow you to succeed in professional and academic arenas.
Your application to the PhD in Nutrition Sciences 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.
The Department of Nutrition Sciences offers the most comprehensive nutrition experience you will find on one campus. Everything you need to learn to save lives, prevent disease and improve quality of life is at UAB.
Study the clinical side in the heart of Alabama’s top medical center surrounded by UAB Hospital, Birmingham VA Medical Center and Children’s of Alabama. Participate in multi-professional research initiatives in basic, clinical, and translational research at the UAB Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program or at any of three NIH-funded centers on campus: the Nutrition Obesity Research Center, the Diabetes Research Center or the Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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The MS/DI Clinical Track offers you a one-year combined Master of Science degree from the Department of Nutrition Sciences that enables you to sit for the national exam to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). In only 12 months, you will be ready for a career in healthcare, wellness and food system operations. This accredited program is offered on-campus or off-campus and it combines supervised clinical practice with online graduate coursework. Come to UAB – everything you need is waiting for you.
The MS in Nutrition Sciences - Research Track focuses on lab techniques for basic research applications. You will learn from internationally recognized experts in the areas of weight loss, exercise science, clinical research and more. The Department of Nutrition Sciences has 2 NIH-funded centers, the Nutrition Obesity Research Center and the Diabetes Research Center, and a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Come to UAB. Learn from internationally renowned researchers.
The Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences program, Lifestyle Management and Disease Prevention (LMDP) track offers an entirely online degree to students who want to provide general nutrition education to the public for health promotion and disease prevention. With this track, you will gain multi-professional perspectives at UAB, as your classes are taught by physician assistants, genetic counselors, Registered Dietitians, and exercise physiologists. Come to UAB – prepare to impact the health of communities.