department of human nutrition
and hospitality management
Overview of the department
human nutrition & hospitality management
The University of Alabama has been educating dietitians for over seventy five years. The department offers one undergraduate program in Hospitality Management (RHM) and two in Food and Nutrition (FN). Both the Coordinated Program in Dietetics and the Didactic Program in Dietetics lead to the credential of the registered dietitian.
The master of science in human nutrition is a 30 semester-hour program designed to prepare registered dietitians to practice dietetics at an advanced level and/or to pursue doctoral study. The program develops research skills, stimulates independent thought, and provides up-to-date knowledge in food and nutrition. The masters degree is available through distance education. The degree requirements and course content are the same regardless of where it is completed—on-campus or through distance education.
The master of science degree is offered through the College of Human Environmental Science. Students may specialize in the Hospitality Management (RHM) Program, located within the Department of Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management.
The PhD in Human Nutrition is a three-year, 72 credit hour program designed to align with the goals and objectives of the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.
Courses are made available in various ways to students in the distance education programs. Most of the courses are available either online or on DVD.
To register for courses offered through distance education, contact BamaByDistance at 1-800-467-0227 or (205) 348-0089 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Without the understanding of the chemistry of macro and micronutrients and the interactions between them, dietitians could not adequately counsel patients on how to modify their diets for health and wellness."
-- Dr. Kristi Crowe, Assistant Professor
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