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Department of Human Nutrition


The dietetics programs at Kansas State University prepare students for careers as credentialed dietitians who will provide leadership in the delivery of foodservice management and nutrition services for the people of Kansas and around the world.

Dietetics education at K-State is based on the belief that dietitians are uniquely qualified to provide the latest information and guidance relating to questions of normal and clinical nutrition and foodservice management. The dietetics curriculum combines courses in biological and physical sciences, the humanities, quantitative studies, business and communications with in-depth courses in food science, nutrition and foodservice management to provide a strong base for professional success. Every effort is made to prepare students for professional practice in our service-oriented, information-based society.

The importance of quality and service is emphasized because client needs and expectations must be the central focus of innovative dietetics practice. As a professional, the K-State dietetics graduate will practice on-going self-evaluation, lifelong learning and adherence to both a personal and professional code of ethics.

Our Programs

Kansas State University's on-campus dietetics program provides the option of both a didactic program and a coordinated program route. Students will be required to choose which program they intend to apply for once they begin their professional courses.

On-Campus Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)
Online Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)
Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD)

Program Contacts

On-Campus DPD

Jennifer Hanson

Online DPD

Karla Girard

On-Campus CPD

Amber Howells

Additional Resources

Video: Dietetic Internship Application Process