Getting to Know Campus
Being a distance student at UA doesn’t mean you’re alone. You can get to know your classmates and be part of the UA family and campus activities.
Distance Student Dietetic Association
Mission Statement: The Distance Student Dietetic Association will provide nutrition information and promote sound nutrition practices among communities and peers. It will help distance students become familiar with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and other related professional organization. The organization will facilitate distance students meeting other distance students to foster camaraderie, develop leadership skills and support each other through virtual study groups and projects. The Distance SDA will also promote community volunteer opportunities.Visit the DSDA Website
eatrightPRO Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Founded in 1917, the Academy’s 100,000 credentialed practitioners in the United States and abroad help shape the public’s food choices, positively impacting health and wellness worldwide. The membership includes registered dietitian nutritionists, dietetic technicians, students and others holding baccalaureate and advanced degrees in nutrition and dietetics.
Why Get Involved?
Getting involved in national and local professional organizations will increase your skill set in:
- Verbal and Written Communication
- Work ethic
- Experience in the field
The University of Alabama and holds Commencement exercises in May, August and December, and online students are invited to participate.
Prior to Commencement, Distance Learning graduates are celebrated at a special reception hosted by Bama by Distance. This provides a unique opportunity for graduates to celebrate their success with friends and family and to meet their professors, advisors, and other Bama by Distance students in person.