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Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST

Extended Student Services Hours:

Thursday
8 a.m. - 7 p.m. CST

Karla Girard
Dietetics Distance Program Coordinator
785-532-5664
dtonline@k-state.edu

Application and Selection Admission to the Didactic Program

After being admitted to K-State as an online pre-dietetics major and upon completion of the courses listed below, students must apply to the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). Students must apply the semester immediately following completion of:

  • BIOL 198 Principles of Biology
  • BIOL 341 Human Body I
  • BIOL 342 Human Body II
  •           OR
  • KIN 360 Anatomy and Physiology
  • FNDH 340 Food and Health: Safety, Allergies, and Intolerances
  •           OR
  • BIOL 455 General Microbiology
  • CHM 210 Chemistry I
  • CHM 230 Chemistry II
  • BIOCH 265 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
  •           OR
  • CHM 350 General Organic Chemistry
  • FNDH 130 Careers in Nutrition & Dietetics
  • FNDH 132 Basic Nutrition
  • FNDH 400 Human Nutrition

Grade Requirements:

  1. Overall GPA of 3.0 or above. This includes all coursework taken at any time in the individual's undergraduate or graduate education career prior to applying for DPD admission.
  2. No grade lower than a B in natural science or professional courses.
  3. No grade lower than a C in all other required dietetics curriculum foundation courses.

Applications from students not meeting grade requirements will not be accepted for review.

To apply to the DPD program, students must submit:

  1. DPD application form (available in the DPD Application Portal in K-State Online Canvas)
  2. Current DARS report generated through KSIS
  3. Academic career plan showing when remaining courses will be completed
  4. Grade calculation spreadsheets showing calculations for overall GPA, science course GPA and professional course GPA (available in the DPD Application Portal in K-State Online Canvas)
  5. Current one-page resume (see didactic program student handbook for evaluation details)
  6. A personal statement (maximum of 1,000 words; see didactic program student handbook for evaluation details)

Applications must be submitted in the DPD Application Portal in K-State Canvas.  Applicants will also participate in a video conference interview.  Students will work with their advisor to determine which semester to apply to the DPD and for access to the DPD Application Portal.

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