Online Didactic Program
The Online Dietetics Program at Kansas State University allows students to complete the professional courses in dietetics via distance education. The program is a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) which provides the coursework requirements of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The DPD is a selective admission program with application occurring mid-way through the curriculum. Upon completion of the DPD, the student earns a B.S. in Dietetics and receives a DPD Verification Statement rendering the student eligible to apply to an ACEND-accredited dietetic internship. Once the internship is completed, the individual may sit for the national Registration Examination for Dietitians administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
A DPD Completion Option (non-degree program) is available for students who have completed a graduate degree or our currently enrolled in a graduate degree program. The DPD Completion Option leads to a DPD Verification Statement.
The K-State DPD is currently granted full accreditation by the Accreditation for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606, 312/899-5400.