University of Alabama – MS Degree

   University of Alabama

Degree Offered: Master of Science in Human Nutrition (MS)

Program Summary:

  • The University of Alabama provides interns with the opportunity to enroll in a fully online, 30 credit hour Master of Science program in Human Nutrition.
  • The program is creatively designed to provide foundation knowledge before starting coursework, integrate class assignments with experiences in the internship, and assume advanced knowledge in the field of nutrition and dietetics.
  • The Program Director works closely with university faculty to align assignments and activities, allowing students to complete the internship and master’s degree in less than two years.
  • Out of state tuition state fees are waived and financial aid is available to cover tuition and living expenses for students who qualify.
  • The graduate program can accept up to 12 hours of graduate coursework as transfer credit that may be applied to the degree.
  • For more information, contact efmolaison@ches.ua.edu and see the MS in Human Nutrition webpage
  • For a general overview of the program, click here
  • A more detailed Q&A session can be found here

Application Details:

Applicants must choose the generalist concentration.

Submit the following items for the application:

  1. Application fee
  2. Statement of Purpose
  3. Transcripts from all Colleges/Universities attended
  4. Letters of recommendation


University Alabama (Master of Science in Human Nutrition) – 21 Month Program Schedule

Semester Course Title Credits
Fall I
(Aug – mid Dec)
NHM 562
POPH 522
NHM 509
Metabolism of Energy Nutrients
Biostatistics
Research Methods
3
3
3
Spring I
(Jan – mid May)
NHM 561
NHM 566
NHM 587
Advanced Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism
Advanced Clinical Nutrition
Integrated Food Systems Management
3
3
3
Summer
(June – early Aug)
Off or:
NHM 561
NHM 509
Off or:
Advanced Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism
Research Methods

3
3

Fall II
(Aug – mid Dec)
NutraCo DI begins

Clinical Rotations

  • NHM 585*
  • Core Elective (NHM 555 or 567)

OR

Mgt Rotations

  • NHM 588*
  • Elective

  • Clinical Nutrition Management* and
  • Core Elective: Maternal & Infant Nutrition OR Nutrition Support of the Critically Ill

OR

Mgt Rotations

  • Advanced Food Service Systems Mgt* and
  • Elective

3
3

Spring II
(Jan – mid May)
NutraCo DI continues

Clinical Rotations

  • NHM 585*
  • NHM 597

OR

Mgt Rotations

  • NHM 588*
  • NHM 597

Verification Statement

  • Clinical Nutrition Management* and
  • MS Capstone Course

OR

Mgt Rotations

  • Advanced Food Service Systems Mgt* and
  • MS Capstone Course

3
3

*Integrated with Supervised Practice – interns will need to be in rotations to take these courses
-Students are given the option of 555 or 567 as a Core Elective
-The entire program consists of 10 3-credit courses for a total of 30 credits.

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Accreditation Information

NutraCo Dietetic Internship is currently granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics