Dietetics is the science of managing food and nutrition to promote health. Registered dietitians are food and nutrition experts who provide nutritional services in hospitals, schools, nursing care facilities, and other institutions. These essential health care professionals are responsible for developing food and nutrition programs to prevent and treat illness or promote general dietary health.
KU offers the following programs in the fields of dietetics and nutrition:
An opportunity for working professionals or graduate students, students in this program acquire knowledge to function as a skilled advisor to the patient and a collaborative member of multidisciplinary health care teams. Students may enter with bachelor's or master's degrees in dietetics, nutrition, biological sciences or other healthcare professions. Learn more
Students with degrees in nutrition or biological sciences have the opportunity for clinical and translational research at a world-class academic health center renowned for its research facilities. This program emphasizes training in the core sciences of nutrition, biochemistry, biostatistics and the most advanced research methodology. Learn more
Meet with faculty and current students to learn about the dietetic internship and other educational programs and opportunities for students in dietetics and nutrition at the University of Kansas Medical Center. The on-campus event will be held Dec. 13 and an online session Dec. 11.
KU offers a distance learning master's degree through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance. This 36-credit program is open to registered dietitians or registry-eligible individuals. Learn more