Program Accreditation

eatrightThe Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Dietitian Education Program has been granted Candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, USA, (312) 899-0040 ext. 5400. http://www.eatright.org/ACEND. Students enrolled in the Dietitian Education Program are considered graduates of an accredited program upon successful completion.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
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, Dietitian Education Program 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 designation, 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 the specific Program Manager or UAB State Authorization at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for general information.

RDN State Licensure Resources: http://www.cdrnet.org/state-licensure