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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.

Student Success

Academic advisor master's Timothy Cox

"I decided I was going to, no matter how long it took, pursue the degree and become a dietitian. I have 20 years of world travel, and I have a dietetics degree that means the world to me. It's pretty monumental."

— Kenneth Roberts II '16

Read Kenneth’s Story


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.

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.

K-State compiles post-graduation employment information. That information and other career assistance information can be found on the K-State Career Center website.

Pathway to becoming an RD

For students pursuing the online dietetics degree, the major steps to becoming an RD are as follows:

  1. Be admitted into the online dietetics degree program.
  2. Once your dietetics degree is underway, you must then be admitted into the didactic program in dietetics. See the DPD student handbook for details on when to complete this step.
  3. Graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics and an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Verification Statement of program completion.
  4. Be admitted into an ACEND accredited supervised practice program.
  5. Pass the national Registration Examination for Dietitians.

If you have already completed a master's degree or are currently pursuing a master's and would like information about the option of pursuing a didactic program in dietetics verification statement without completing the Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, please email dtonline@k-state.edu.


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 Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health in the K-State College of Human Ecology.


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