The department offers multiple programs. The Dietetic Internship Graduate Certificate program prepares graduates for entry into careers as Registered Dietitians. It is fully accredited and includes 14 hours of graduate credit that can be applied toward the M.S. degree. The M.S. degree in dietetics and nutrition is designed for professionals in nutrition and other careers with a science background and includes thesis and nonthesis options. Students cannot obtain the Registered Dietitian (R.D.) credential through the M.S. program. The M.S. degree is offered on campus. KUMC is also an active affiliate member of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Program (GPIDEA) which offers an online MS degree for Registered Dietitians or registry eligible students. The Ph.D. degree in medical nutrition science provides academic and research training for the student interested in pursuing a career in academia and research.
More about careers and areas of study in dietetics and nutrition can be found on the department's website.