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.
2024 CDR Graduate Degree Mandate
Effective Jan. 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a graduate degree (in any field) for eligibility to take the registered dietitian nutrition (RDN) credentialing exam. For more information see the CDR New Graduate Eligibility Requirements.
Options for completing the 2024 credentialing requirements through K-State include:
- B.S. in Dietetics and an M.S. in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Sensory Sciences
- M.S. in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Sensory Sciences and the DPD Completion Option (non-degree DPD courses)
- DPD Completion Option (for those who already hold a master’s degree)
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 Health and Human Sciences.