A number of formal courses in nutrition are available in the Departments of Nutrition Sciences and Medicine. Fellows usually take several courses, mainly during their first year, to provide a solid background in nutrition and in research. Fellows are required to take the following courses:
- NTR 718, Nutritional Biochemistry (fall semester)
- NTR 722, Nutrition and Cancer (spring semester)
- EPI 712, Nutritional Epidemiology (spring semester)
- Vocabulary of Clinical Research, a medical center-wide course sponsored by the UAB's NIH-funded Clinical Research Training Program.
Other courses are available as desired. Teaching also occurs through clinics,the bedside activities of the Nutrition Support Service and weekly departmental conferences and special seminars.
MS and PhD degrees in Nutrition Sciences are also available through the Department of Nutrition Sciences (www.uab.edu/nutrition), and MSPH and MPH degree are available through the UAB School of Public Health (www.soph.uab.edu). Graduate courses taken for credit, and research conducted, are applicable toward these degrees if desired.