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.
Programs and Degrees
Bachelor’s degree with a major in Food and Nutrition
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.
Program in Dietetics (DPD) track
The DPD track prepares students to go on and become a Registered Dietitian. 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.
Accelerated Masters of Science in Human Nutrition (AMP)
Students accepted to AMP can get a jump start on their masters degree while working on their undergraduate degree in Food and Nutrition. More information about this program can be found here.
Admission and Application Process
Bama By Distance
FAQ for Prospective Students
Advising and Registering for Classes
Food and Nutrition Distance Program Advisors and Contact Information
UA Registration Information and Schedule
Online Student Support Services
Office of Disability Services