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The dietetic internship prepares entry-level dietitians for careers in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, health care agencies, government, food industries, restaurants, schools, and private practice. Dietitians assist individuals and families in choosing food for adequate nutrition in health or disease throughout the life cycle, supervise the preparation and service of food in groups, develop modified diets, and participate in nutrition research.
The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetics Education for The American Dietetic Association.
Certificate A certificate of completion is awarded by the University of Alabama at Birmingham. There is
an option for completion of the M.S. degree requirements (see Clinical Nutrition, Master of Science in).
The graduate is eligible to take the national registration examination for dietitians.
Length of Study:
Program Entrance Date: Fall semester.
Application Deadline: Approximately February 15 of each year.
Application Procedure: Application materials are available from the program and on-line at www.uab.edu/dieteticinternship; complete and return to the department by the February deadline.
Requirements for Admission Prerequisites: For unconditional acceptance, an applicant must:
- have a B.S. degree with a B average;
- a minimum GRE score of 500 on verbal and 500 on quantitative section, plus take the GRE writing assessment, or a minimum score of 50 on the MAT;
- Submit a Commission of Accreditation in dietetics Education (CADE) Verification Statement or Declartion of Intent to Complete Degree and/or CADE Accredidated Minimum Academic Requirement;
- submit other items listed in the application packet; and
- if accepted, complete the UAB medical history questionnaire and physical, provide proof of required immunizations, and receive satisfactory screening by the UAB Medical Center Student Health Service.
Applicants to the Dietetic Internship must complete the web-based graduate school application found at: https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=uab-grad . Information on the ADA undergraduate curriculum is available from The American Dietetic Association,120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995.
Fundamental tasks, behaviors, and abilities necessary to successfully complete the academic and clinical requirements of the program and to satisfy licensure/certification requirements, if any, have been outlined and are available upon request from the academic program office. Students requesting disability accommodations must do so by filing a disability accommodation request in writing with the Disability Support Services Office.
(Course requirements are listed in semester credit hours)
Suggested Course Sequence (Off Campus or On-Campus Option):
NTR 589 Internship Practicum (10)
NTR 604 Principles and Practice of Nutrition Support (3)
NTR 612 Research and Technology Applications in Dietetics (3)
NTR 589 Internship Practicum (10)
NTR 601 Advanced Medical Nutrition (3)
NTR 611 Advanced Food Service Systems Management (3)
Summer (Twelve-week Session)
NTR 589 Internship Practicum (4)
For further information, contact
Dietetic Internship Program
School of Health Professions
Webb Nutrition Building, Room 449
1675 8th Avenue South
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-1270
Telephone: (205) 934-3006