Dietetics Master's Degree
The dietetics master's degree program is for registered dietitians or individuals who are registration-eligible.
Students in this program will be able to apply cutting-edge information in food, nutrition, food service management and wellness to enhance dietetics practice; think independently and critically to evaluate and apply new research concepts and theories to advance the profession of dietetics; understand public policy and current systems of health care delivery with particular reference to the role of the dietitian; and advance the profession of dietetics by contributing to evidence-based practice.
The program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA).
Careers in Dietetics
Many dietitians work in health care facilities or public health settings, including:
- extended care facilities
- Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programs
- food stamp programs
- programs for the elderly
- noncommercial and commercial foodservice operations
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 master's degree is offered through the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics in the K-State College of Human Ecology.