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Department of
Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health

Kansas State University
212 Justin Hall
1324 Lovers Lane
Manhattan KS, 66506

785-532-3132 fax

Welcome to the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health

  • We direct two ACEND-accredited Dietetics undergraduate programs, with on-campus and Global Campus (online) degree options. Our graduate programs provide advanced learning and research opportunities, which completely fulfill the new 2024 RDN Examination Eligibility standards.
    • Our internship match rates are greater than the national average.
    • The RD Exam pass rates of our students are very competitive
    • Our alumni are leaders in the profession
  • Our Nutrition and Health degree is an excellent option to prepare students to be competitive for health science and health promotion careers. Our Nutrition and Health distance program is nationally ranked  (www.affordablecolleges.com).
    • Great program to prepare students for:
      • Nursing
      • Occupational Therapy
      • Physician Assistant
  • Our undergraduate Athletic Training program is the largest in the state of Kansas, and continues to grow and evolve to meet professional demands. This is a clinically focused program where students learn about rehabilitation, reconditioning, and therapy to improve physical capacity. 
    • Great program to prepare students to become:
      • Athletic Training
      • Occupational Therapy
      • Physical Therapy
      • Physician Assistant
      • Sports Medicine
  • Our pre-medicine, pre-optometryand pre-dental Nutritional Sciences degree is excellent at preparing students to enter those respective healthcare fields and/or enter graduate programs to further their academic preparation.
    • 80% of students in this program who apply are accepted into Medical School
  • Our Nutrition and Kinesiology degree (a dual degree program with Kinesiology) prepares students to enter health professions trained to better understand those two important areas of health.
    • Graduates of this program have gone on to become:
      • Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists,
      • Team physicians and sports medical professionals.
  • Students pursing graduate degrees in public health (MPH) or food science may work directly with our faculty to earn their degrees in those programs.

  • Our Extension faculty serve K-State Research and Extension consistent with the University’s land-grant mission and are directly involved with improving the lives and well-being of everyone in Kansas, and beyond.

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