admissionsThe Undergraduate Minor in Nutrition Science is designed to complement your main program of study.

Application Process

The minor in Nutrition Sciences is available to any current UAB student in good academic standing. Before declaring a minor in Nutrition Sciences, you must take and pass NTR 222: Nutrition and Health. All courses in the Nutrition minor are offered online. Declaring a minor in Nutrition Sciences is done through BlazerNet.

Career Paths and Job Opportunities

There is a growing need in community settings for support workers who focus on nutrition and health promotion, particularly for child and maternal health groups, older adults, school, and childcare based nutrition education and for agencies who build health initiatives within and across communities. Further, with the stresses of a growing elderly population and co-morbidities associated with the obesity epidemic, there is a need for an expanded and diverse healthcare workforce. While this track does not qualify you to become a registered dietitian nutritionist, you will be positioned to work within a multi-professional team to assist in the design, development, and dissemination of comprehensive programs that promote health and wellness and reduce the burden of chronic disease of communities.

Prerequisites for Admission and Program Curriculum

A complete list of prerequisites and courses are available in the UAB School of Health Professions Undergraduate Catalog.