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1615 Anderson Avenue
Manhattan, Kansas 66502
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Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST

Janice Nikkel
Program Coordinator

Karla Girard
Dietetics Distance Program Coordinator

Dietetics Bachelor's Degree

The online bachelor’s degree completion program in dietetics offers professional courses in food, nutrition and foodservice systems management.

Registered dietitians (RDs) are the only health professionals trained specifically in foods and nutrition. They translate the science of food and nutrition to enhance the well being of individuals and groups. This program combines an interest in food and nutrition with meeting needs in wellness, illness and all other stages of the life cycle.

 Upon completion of the program, students must apply and be accepted into an accredited dietetics internship to qualify to take the national examination toward becoming a registered dietitian.

Careers in Dietetics

Many dietitians work in health care facilities or public health settings, including:

  • hospitals
  • extended care facilities
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programs
  • food stamp programs
  • programs for the elderly
  • noncommercial and commercial foodservice operations

Learn more about possible careers in dietetics.


Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The didactic program in dietetics at K-State is currently granted continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association). Students are often referred to K-State by the academy, the national professional organization for dietitians.

The dietetics bachelor’s degree is offered through the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics in the K-State College of Human Ecology.