Admission Requirements for the Dietetics Bachelor's Degree Program
Before applying to the dietetics bachelor's degree completion program, you must have already completed at least 30 college credits including the following courses with a grade of “B” or better:
- CHM 210 – Chemistry I
- CHM 230 – Chemistry II
- BIOL 198 – Principles of Biology
- KIN 360 Anatomy and Physiology* -OR- BIOL 340 Structure and Function of Human Body*
*KIN 360/BIOL 340 are generally equivalent to two semesters of Anatomy and Physiology at most institutions—either Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Human Anatomy & Physiology II or separate Human Anatomy and Human Physiology classes.
You must have a grade of “B” or better in all science and professional courses. You must have a grade of “C” or better in communication, social sciences, quantitative studies and humanities. Click here(PDF) for a full list of degree requirements.
Chemistry II and Anatomy and Physiology II courses need to have been completed within the past five years. If you have taken multiple Chemistry courses, the highest level course must be no more than five years old.
Kansas State University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and, as such, programs offered through K-State are authorized in all states who are also members of NC-SARA. K-State also actively seeks authorization in states which do not participate in NC-SARA. To determine if K-State programs are authorized in your state please view the State Authorization page.
You must be admitted for the fall semester by June 1, spring semester by Nov. 1 and summer semester by April 1. This means that all transcripts, application fees and any other requirements must be completed and received by these dates.
Please note: It takes at least four to six weeks for an application to be processed once all application materials have been received by the university.
How to Apply
Apply online through the Bachelor's Degree Completion Program.
The application fee is $40 for U.S. applicants and $80 for international applicants. However, if you have previously attended Kansas State University, you will not have to pay the application fee again. Be sure to select the term in which you plan to take classes.
If you have received credit from other institutions, have each institution send an official transcript to the K-State Office of Admissions and follow up with that office to make sure they have received your transcripts. Transcripts mailed by students are not considered to be official. The Office of Admissions will forward your transfer course material to the program's department, where an evaluation will be made of how your courses apply toward the bachelor's degree.
Your application will not be processed until all transcripts from the institutions have been received by the Office of Admissions.
Have official transcripts sent directly from each institution you have attended to:
Office of Admissions
Kansas State University
119 Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-0102
Phone: 800-432-8270 or 785-532-6250
If you have taken some nutrition and dietetic classes, please send official descriptions from the college catalog that was in effect when you were enrolled, as well as your resume, to:
Online dietetics distance program coordinator
Kansas State University
Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics
104 Justin Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1404
If you do not have a catalog, contact your college's Registrar's Office to see if they have old catalogs on file and can send you a photocopy of the descriptions.
Current Master's Students or Students with a Master's Degree
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