chalk boardThe Dietitian Education Program is a graduate-level Coordinated Program in Dietetics.

There are two pathways to be eligible to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) through the Dietitian Education Program: The DEP track and the Dietitian Education Certificate (DEP-C) of the Lifestyle Management & Disease Prevention track (LMDP).

Both pathways lead to an MS in Nutrition Sciences degree. All coursework is offered entirely online, and practicums can be completed in the Birmingham area or anywhere in the United States. Both programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). All courses and practicums meet the practicum and course requirements set by ACEND. Successful completion of either program meets the exam requirements set by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). For more information on becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist, visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website.


 

Accreditation

The UAB Dietitian Education Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). ACEND is the accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitian nutritionists.

ACEND can be contacted via email (ACEND@eatright.org), phone (800-877-1600x5400), mail (120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995) and online (https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend).