Program Accreditation

eatrightThe University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Dietetic Internship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Professional Licensure and Certification (PLC) Requirements

The MS in Nutrition Sciences, Clinical Track/Dietetic Internship is designed to lead to the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). While there is a national professional exam, The Registered Dietitian Nutrition Examination, associated with the RDN certification, specific licensure requirements still vary from state to state. UAB is working to develop an online, publicly-accessible database to assist in providing this state-by-state information. In the meantime, if you are interested in learning about potential professional licensure requirements in your state for a specific degree program, please contact UAB State Authorization at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call eLearning and Professional Learning staff at 205-934-3258.

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