MS in Nutrition Sciences, Lifestyle Management & Disease Prevention Track

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MS in Nutrition Sciences, Lifestyle Management & Disease Prevention Track:

Admissions

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Your application to the MS in Nutrition Sciences, LMDP Track is completed through the UAB Graduate School admissions process. Please select “Admissions” to find additional information about application deadlines, how to apply, and admission requirements.

Pre-requisite requirements of the MS in Nutrition Sciences, LMDP Track include undergraduate coursework in Biology, Organic Chemistry, Physiology, Microbiology, and Introductory Nutrition. The Introductory Nutrition Course (NTR 222 Nutrition and Health) can be completed online at UAB the first semester of the program. You must earn a C or higher in the other pre-requisite courses prior to applying to this program.

Although the MS in Nutrition Sciences, LMDP Track does not qualify you to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, this track provides you the opportunity to gain the knowledge and professional skills to apply nutrition for physical activity and disease prevention. You will also gain an in-depth understanding of nutritional biochemistry, gain skills to practice basic nutrition education of the public and the opportunity to plan community interventions to promote health throughout the lifespan.

Application Deadlines

The MS in Nutrition Sciences, LMDP Track accepts admission for fall, spring and summer terms. The application deadline dates are as follows:

Fall Term: July 1st

Spring Term: November 1st

Summer Term: April 1st

The LMDP Admissions Committee begins their review of complete applications on each deadline date of the upcoming term. Please note that if the deadline date falls on a weekend, then your complete application is due the next business day.

The minimum program requirements for the LMDP track are as follows: undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and combined GRE score (verbal + quantitative) of 300 (GRE completed within the past 5 years).

For international students, there is an expected TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 80 (internet version), 550 (paper version), 213 (computer version) or a minimum score of 6.0 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

If you are an international student, please contact UAB International Affairs office at https://www.uab.edu/students/international.

We do not offer conditional admission.

Application Process

Complete the on-line UAB Graduate School application by clicking on this link:

APPLY FOR ADMISSION

The fee for international applicants is $60. The fee for domestic applicants is $45.

Curriculum

6584All MS in Nutrition Sciences, LMDP Track students complete online coursework through a planned program of study. Your learning experience at UAB will facilitate understanding about nutrition sciences that can be applied to promote the health and well-being of communities in novel and creative ways. Our coordinated and inter-professional online curriculum provides the venue for you to gain the knowledge and professional skills to apply nutrition for physical activity and disease prevention, understand nutritional biochemistry, practice basic nutrition education of the public, and plan community nutrition interventions to promote health through the lifespan.

FAQ

FAQs

Have an immediate question about the MS in Nutrition Sciences, LMDP Track? You might find it in our “Frequently Asked Questions” section.

What is the cost of the MS in Nutrition Sciences, LMDP Track?

A complete break down of your Tuition and Fees can be found on the School of Health Professions website. Since this program is offered solely online, students will be charged in-state tuition regardless of their residency.

Will I be a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) after completion of this track?

Although the MS in Nutrition Sciences, LMDP Track does not qualify you to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, this track provides you the opportunity to gain the knowledge and professional skills to apply nutrition for physical activity and disease prevention. You will also, gain an in-depth understanding of nutritional biochemistry, gain skills to practice basic nutrition education of the public, and the opportunity to plan community interventions to promote health throughout the lifespan.

Am I able to work full time while enrolled in the MS in Nutrition Sciences, LMDP Track?

The MS in Nutrition Sciences, LMDP is a non-thesis track, comprised of 36 credit hours of study. A full time student will complete the program in 4 semesters. However, part-time enrollment is allowed. The LMDP program is provided entirely online to allow flexibility for students who have other obligations.

Nutrition Student Handbook.pdf

Faculty and Staff

1896The Department of Nutrition Sciences world-class faculty consist of educators, scholars and researchers who create a culture of discovery, collaboration and innovation. We embrace social responsibility, healthy lifestyles and visionary thinking. Our faculty pride themselves in providing exceptional on-the-spot training and lifelong mentoring. Click here for a listing of our faculty and to review the exciting things that we are doing to advance the discovery of nutrition sciences.

 

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