The University of Alabama has been educating dietitians on the University campus for over seventy five years, and now, we can offer this opportunity to potential dietitians online. We offer two tracks by distance in the Food and Nutrition major, a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Food and Nutrition or the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) track.
The curriculum of the food and nutrition major is designed to prepare students for careers in health care facilities, community-health-nutrition programs, food-service management and business.
The track to prepare students to go on and become a Registered Dietitian is the DPD track. The University of Alabama’s DPD program is accredited by ACEND and this program prepares graduates to enter dietetic internships where they can apply the theories they learn as undergraduates in health care settings under the supervision of health professionals. Subsequently, upon successful competition of the DPD and Internship they are eligible to take the national examination in hopes of becoming Registered Dietitians.
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