Our Program

Registered dietitian nutritionists, or RDNs, translate the science of food and nutrition to enhance the well-being of individuals and groups. K-State offers two professional programs in dietetics, a didactic program and a coordinated program. Both programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.

In 2024, the degree requirement for eligibility to take the registration exam for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, RDN, will be elevated to a graduate degree.

Program Highlights

Coordinated Program (CP)

Combines a Bachelor of Science in dietetics with 1,200 hours of supervised practice experience in food service management, community nutrition and clinical nutrition

  • Graduates are immediately eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians upon graduation
  • 96% employment rate within 12 months of graduation (2016-2019).

Didactic Program (DPD)

Completion of a Bachelor of Science in dietetics qualifies the graduate to apply for the required post-baccalaureate dietetic internship. Upon completion of the internship, the graduate is eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians

  • 93% acceptance rate to dietetic internships (2018-2019)
96% RDN exam pass rate (2016-2019)
ACEND accredited program
Coordinated and Didactic programs

Career Opportunities

  • Medical Centers
  • Health Departments
  • K-12 Schools
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Extended-Care Facilities
  • Retail Grocery
  • Consulting Firms
  • Self-Employment
  • Government Programs

Learn more about the Dietetics program