Students in this program will be able to apply cutting-edge information in food, nutrition, food service management and wellness to enhance dietetics practice; think independently and critically to evaluate and apply new research concepts and theories to advance the profession of dietetics; understand public policy and current systems of health care delivery with particular reference to the role of the dietitian; and advance the profession of dietetics by contributing to evidence-based practice.
Many dietitians work in healthcare facilities or public health settings including:
- extended care facilities
- private practice
- programs for the elderly
- noncommercial and commercial foodservice operations
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).