Megan   Kaal
Instructor and Clinical Coordinator, Dietetic Internship
School of Public Health
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
1613 CHS Building 1

Megan Kaal received her undergraduate education here at Samford University. She traveled to Dallas to complete her dietetic internship at the Baylor University Medical Center. She returned to Birmingham where she worked for ten years at UAB Hospital as a clinical dietitian.Kaal gained significant experience in working with the geriatric population as well as in the outpatient setting of Cardiopulmonary Rehab and the radiation oncology clinic. Her role at Samford allows her to combine her love for learning with her clinical experience. In her free time Megan enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling. She and her husband JP, who is an accountant and also a Samford graduate, have a 2-year-old daughter Caroline and an energetic standard poodle, Zoe.

Degrees and Certifications

  • MS Nutrition, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • MBA, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Dietetic Internship, Baylor University Medical Center
  • BS, Nutrition & Dietetics, Samford University

Awards and Honors

  • UAB Geriatric Scholar
  • Alacare's Mary Sue Beard Incentive for Excellence Award, given for devotion to service of those in need and the highest dedication to quality care, compassion lived out daily


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Clinical Dietitian at UAB for ten years prior to Samford. Specialized in the inpatient geriatric population and outpatient cardiac rehab and radiation oncology