Welcome to the Department of Human Nutrition
Welcome to our "new" Department of Human Nutrition website. We welcome our new students and colleagues from the dietetics program who joined us this summer from the former department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics. This college press release provides more information about our new unit.
Our department is the only one in Kansas, and our region, to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in athletic training (B.S.), dietetics (B.S and M.S.), nutrition and kinesiology (dual B.S. degree), public health nutrition (B.S., M.P.H. and Ph.D.), consumer behavior and sensory analysis (M.S. and Ph.D.), nutritional sciences (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) and public health physical activity (Ph.D.). The Department of Human Nutrition discovers, disseminates and applies knowledge to promote health and provide care through improved: food, behaviors, nutritional status and physical capacity. Our alumni are physicians, dietitians, athletic trainers, food scientists, public health professionals, extension professionals, professors, personal trainers, dentists, and other health, food and business professionals.
From 2000-2010, the department experienced the largest percentage increase in student enrollment of any department at Kansas State University. Our graduate program tripled in size over the same decade. We have nationally and internationally known faculty in the areas of biochemical and molecular nutrition, human and clinical sciences, public health and food safety, and sensory analysis and consumer behavior. Our faculty currently have multimillion dollar funding to study childhood obesity, global hunger initiatives, consumer behavior and lifestyle interventions on various health outcomes.
For more information on our bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs please use the horizontal navigation bar above.