Curious? Want to know more about the UAB undergraduate Biobehavioral Nutrition and Wellness Program? You might find the answers you're looking for in our "Frequently Asked Questions" listed below. If you do have a question not listed here, please email it to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Advising Questions

How do I make an appointment?

To make an appointment with a Biobehavioral Nutrition and Wellness (BNW) academic advisor, you will need to email the program at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Where do I go for my advising appointment?

The Biobehavioral Nutrition and Wellness (BNW) Program Offices are located in the Webb Nutrition Sciences Building (WEBB) located at 1675 University Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama, 35233. Until further notice, we are hosting all advising appointments virtually. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up a time to Zoom or call.

What is programmatic academic probation?

A BNW student will be put on programmatic academic probation if their cumulative UAB GPA falls below 2.75 or their institutional UAB GPA falls below 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students will have one semester to address any deficiencies in order to remain in the program. If a student does not regain good standing after that probationary semester, they will be removed from the Biobehavioral Nutrition and Wellness program. In rare occasions, additional time may be granted to students upon appeal if the student can document significant progress and provide a compelling case.

Registration Questions

How do I find my registration time?

Currently enrolled students can view their assigned registration time in BlazerNET. Enrolled students will be given an electronic Registration Time Ticket that is shown on their Registration Status on the Student Resources tab of BlazerNET. If you cannot register at your scheduled time, you may register at any later time that registration is available. Note that a Late Registration Fee is charged if registering after open registration has ended. One Stop Student Services also provides information on registration and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 205-934-4300.

How do I register for classes?

Currently enrolled students may register for classes online in BlazerNET. Access to BlazerNET requires a BlazerID and password. Special circumstances may require in-person registration. Registration forms are available from Registration/Academic Records or One Stop Student Services.

Can I register for BNW classes without declaring a BNW major?

Non-majors are welcome to take NTR 121 and NTR 201. You must first take NTR 222 before taking any NTR courses above that level (ie. NTR 232, 300, etc). NTR 222, NTR 232, NTR 320, NTR 330, NTR 420, NTR 421, NTR 500 and NTR 571 are included in our Minor in Nutrition Sciences.

What can I do if a course is closed?

You may seek the permission of the course instructor. Please contact the instructor for an online override.

Where can I find the UAB Catalog?

You can find the UAB catalog online at www.uab.edu/catalogs

Where do I find what courses count in the core curriculum?

You can find out what courses count for the core curriculum requirements in the UAB undergraduate catalog or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Can a course double count for my major and minor requirements?

For information regarding major and minor requirements, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dropping Classes Questions

How do I drop a class?

You will need to access BlazerNET to drop a class. We highly recommend communicating with your academic advisor before dropping a course.

How do I dispute a grade?

If a student believes that a grade was awarded inappropriately, the student may first request that the course instructor reconsider and, if necessary, request a review of the grade by the Program Director. A more detailed Grievance Procedure within the School of Health Professions can be found in this PDF document.

Can I replace grades for classes I repeated and are there any limitations to the number of times I can do this?

A student may not repeat a course at UAB more than once (a total of two attempts). Withdrawing, where a grade of "W" is received, counts as an attempt. Under exceptional circumstances and upon approval of the School of Health Professions, a student will be allowed to repeat a course for a second time (third attempt). A student may not repeat a course a third time. Seminars, co-op, research credits, and other cases where multiple registrations are allowed are not covered by this policy. Dropping a course during the drop/add period (see academic calendar for dates) does not constitute an attempt. Visit www.uab.edu/courserepeats for more details.

Transfer Questions

Do Community College courses transfer to UAB?

You can find out what courses may transfer by visiting the Transfer Equivalency Courses or by contacting a BNW academic advisor.

Where do I send a copy of my transcript for my transfer coursework?

Please send official transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Miscellaneous Questions

How do I apply for admission at UAB?

To apply for admission to UAB, you will need to: submit a completed UAB application, pay the required application fee, send your official high school transcript, and send your official ACT or SAT scores. All documents and credentials can be mailed to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or you may apply online.

Why do I have a hold on my account?

Reasons for a hold on a student account vary from financial to academic. A hold on your account restricts you from registering for a class. The “View Holds” icon in BlazerNET will show your specific holds. Please see the department listed to remove the hold.

What can I do with my degree after graduation?

In addition to being prepared to apply for graduate or professional school, graduates of this unique program can seek work in both public and private sectors in areas including universities, nutrition & healthcare providers/educators, insurance agencies, hospitals, food and nutrition providers, and public health and fitness organizations.

Will I need to complete a separate application for the BNW program?

No, there is no separate application to be admitted into the program.

When do my health forms need to be completed and what is the cost?

All SHP students must create an account in CertifiedBackground.com to complete a background check, drug screening, and immunization requirements. Detailed information about the SHP Health Policy, as well as detailed information concerning the Health Immunization Checks and Background and Drug Screen Policy. All requirements must be satisfied or a registration hold will be placed on your account for the following semester. Students are responsible for any costs associated with the background check and drug screening. Contact the BNW program office for further details.

How do I pay my tuition?

To make a tuition payment, log in to BlazerNET and click on the Student Resources tab. You can pay using the My Account channel.

How do I declare a double major, minor or certificate?

You can submit a change of major, minor, or certificate request through your BlazerNET account.

What graduate programs could a BNW degree lead to?

In addition to the UAB PhD in Nutrition Sciences and Master’s of Nutrition Sciences programs like Dietetic Internship, Lifestyle Management & Disease Prevention, and Research, BNW graduates can pursue graduate degrees in medicine, physician assistant, occupational therapy, physical therapy, public health, teaching and more.

Does the School offer its own Honors Program?

Yes, the SHP Undergraduate Research and Honors program offers a unique opportunity to experience real world team-based problem solving in community health care as well as the possibility to earn research certificates as an undergraduate.

Who do I talk to about a problem with a professor?

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If I am part of the Honors College, how does the BNW program work with my honors program?

The BNW curriculum works well with the university-wide honors programs. You would meet with the BNW advisor to devise a plan specific to you.