Didactic Program in Dietetics

The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at Kansas State University provides the coursework requirements of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The DPD is a selective admission program with application occurring mid-way through the curriculum. Upon completing the DPD, the student earns a B.S. in Dietetics and receives a DPD Verification Statement rendering the student eligible to apply to an ACEND-accredited dietetic supervised practice program. Once the supervised practice program is complete, the individual may sit for the national Registration Examination for Dietitians administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

The K-State DPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL, 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040 ext 5400.

The DPD program mission, goals, and objectives are available in the DPD Student Handbook posted below. Program outcome data is available upon request.

Course Requirements

DPD Admission Information

2024 CDR Graduate Degree Mandate

Effective January 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.

Graduates of the DPD will be able to apply to supervised practice programs that include a graduate degree in order to meet the 2024 mandate.