University of Alabama at Birmingham Nutrition Sciences
The UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences is primarily administered by the School of Health Professions with additional administrative reporting lines to the schools of medicine and dentistry.
The department has a distinguished history and currently comprises more than 20 primary full-time faculty members and more than 90 staff, students, and postdoctoral fellows. The faculty includes a multidisciplinary team of physician-scientists, Ph.D scientists, registered/licensed dietitians, and nurses working together in patient care, research, and education programs.
The department is located in the Susan Mott Webb Nutrition Sciences Building and in the adjacent Learning Resources Center. Both of these buildings are centrally located within the UAB medical center complex. The Webb building provides more than 60,000 square feet of space dedicated to teaching, community service activities, and nutrition research including world-class core facilities for phenotyping small animals and metabolic assessments in humans.
The Undergraduate Minor in Nutrition Sciences provides you with a firm foundation of knowledge in food studies, food systems, nutrition and health, nutrition and genetics, lifecycle nutrition and consumer nutrition. In this undergraduate minor, you will have the experience of examining food and nutrition practices as well as learn policies that affect sustainable diets and long-term health. This undergraduate minor will serve as a strong addition to students interested in health fields and other majors as well who might be interested in nutrition for health promotion and disease prevention.
The MS in Nutrition Sciences, Dietetic Internship/Clinical Track offers you an accelerated one-year combined Master of Science degree from the Department of Nutrition Sciences that enables you to sit for the national exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). In only 12 months, you will be ready for a career in healthcare, wellness and food system operations. This accredited program is offered on-campus or off-campus and it combines supervised clinical practice with online graduate coursework. Come to UAB – everything you need is waiting for you.
The MS in Nutrition Sciences, Clinical Track – Prior Learning Option, offered entirely online, is for you if you want more. Have an RD but not a Master’s Degree? This is for you. Have practicum experience but not the coursework? This is for you. You already have so much – the knowledge of nutrition practices, biochemistry, nutrient metabolism, etc. – but we can help you gain more. Come to UAB for more knowledge, more growth and more opportunities. Come to UAB because you want more.
The MS in Nutrition Sciences, Research Track focuses on lab techniques for basic research applications. You will learn from internationally recognized experts in the areas of weight loss, exercise science, clinical research and more. The Department of Nutrition Sciences has 2 NIH-funded centers, the Nutrition Obesity Research Center and the Diabetes Research Center, and a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Come to UAB. Learn from internationally renowned researchers.
The MS in Nutrition Sciences, Lifestyle Management and Disease Prevention (LMDP) Track offers an entirely online degree to students who want to provide general nutrition education to the public for health promotion and disease prevention. With this track, you will gain multi-professional perspectives at UAB, as your classes are taught by physician assistants, genetic counselors, Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, and exercise physiologists. Come to UAB – prepare to impact the health of communities.
The Department of Nutrition Sciences offers you a top 10 ranked PhD program where you will conduct critical research to discover evidence-based solutions to promote health, avert disease and aid in cutting-edge treatments of individuals with a variety of diseases. At UAB you will learn from world class researchers. We have two NIH-funded centers, the Nutrition Obesity Research Center and the Diabetes Research Center, and work with the Comprehensive Cancer Center. You want to make life-changing discoveries? Then you want to discover UAB’s PhD in Nutrition Sciences.