(MS in Nutrition Sciences/MPH) Coordinated Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences, Dietetic Internship / Clinical Track/Master of Public Health 2016-17

Program Description

This coordinated degree program is offered through the UAB School of Health Professions, Department of Nutrition Sciences and the UAB School of Public Health. Students may focus their MPH in any one four areas: (1) Environmental Health Science, (2) Epidemiology, (3) Health Behavior, (4) Health Care Organization and Policy or a combination (general MPH). MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.

Drawing upon its distinguished history and a multidisciplinary team of physician-scientists, PhD scientists, registered/licensed dietitians, and nurses working together in patient care, research, and education programs; the MS in Nutrition Sciences, Dietetic Internship/Clinical Track offers an accelerated Master of Science degree from the Department of Nutrition Sciences that enables students to sit for the national exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). This accredited program is offered on-campus or off-campus and it combines supervised clinical practice with online graduate coursework. The MPH at the UAB School of Public Health prepares students for careers to improve the health and well being of individuals, families, communities and populations, locally and globally. This complementary MS/MPH dual coordinated degree program provides students with a fuller and richer perspective of community and global health issues including the epidemiology of disease, health behavior, the impact of environmental and occupational factors on patient health, disease progression, management of disease states, insurance policy issues, patient access to care, as well as social, legal and ethical issues.


Program Requirements

Students must complete the MPH Core plus 10 credit hours of MPH focus courses for a total of 30 credit hours in addition to the required MS in Nutrition curriculum requirements. Twelve credit hours from the MS in Nutrition curriculum are credited toward the MPH degree for a total of 42 MPH credit hours. Students may complete the MPH degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences.

 

Program Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the MS in Nutrition Sciences, Dietetic Internship/Clinical Track, you must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition/Dietetics from a program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Click here to learn more about this track.  

If you do not have a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition/Dietetics you are not eligible for the DI/Clinical Track. The MS in Nutrition Sciences, Dietetic Internship/Clinical Track is currently granted accreditation by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois, 60606-6995, 800-877-1600 extension 5400.

Students are admitted separately to the MPH and MS in Nutrition programs. Upon acceptance to the MS program, students will be accepted automatically to the MPH degree program. All applications to the MS in Nutrition Sciences, Dietetic Internship/Clinical Track are made through a centralized application process called DICAS and a corresponding digital match process via D & D Digital. Please click here to learn more about the application and admissions process.

Click here for UAB School of Public Health admissions information.

 

Application Process

To apply for the dual MPH, please apply through the Graduate School’s Apply Yourself online application . Select “MPH dual program” and then the MPH/MS Nutrition track. Special instructions:

Test score field is required, so enter "GRE or MCAT" and a date to advance in the application. The reference letter field is also required, so enter three names from the Nutrition application and select ‘no’ when asked if they will be electronic submission.


Curriculum Planning Sheet

Click here for Coordinated Dietetic Internship-Clinical Track/ Master of Public Health (MS/MPH) Curriculum Planning Sheet


Contact Information

For additional information concerning the coordinated MS/MPH program contact the School of Public Health at soph@uab.edu or Brenda Bertrand in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at brendamb@uab.edu .