Students entering the Food, Nutrition, Dietetics, and Health graduate program are expected to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Competitive applicants will have a science background appropriate for our degree programs. Recommendations concerning an applicant’s qualifications and admission are made to the dean of the Graduate School by the department. The final decision regarding admission of an applicant is made by the dean of the Graduate School.
Admission to graduate study at Kansas State University is granted on three bases: full standing, provisional, or probational. Admission in full standing requires a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B average) in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work in an institution whose requirements for the bachelor’s degree are equivalent to those of Kansas State University. Applicants with grade point averages below 3.0 may be considered for probational admission provided there is evidence that the applicant has the ability to do satisfactory graduate work. Provisional admission may be granted to applicants who have subject deficiencies in undergraduate preparation as mentioned above or if there is uncertainty in evaluating the transcript.
Other admission requirements include: copies of transcripts; three professional recommendations; and applicant form detailing interest, skills and experiences.
Applications are holistically reviewed to determine recommendations for admission. A faculty member must agree to be an applicant’s advisor before a recommendation can be made to the Graduate School that the applicant be admitted. All applications will be considered for institutional or departmental awards and graduate assistantships.
Prospective students please visit https://www.hhs.k-state.edu/academics/graduate.html. For international students, please check the Graduate School requirements for English proficiency at https://www.k-state.edu/grad/students/international.html.
The Master of Science in Athletic Training
Students interested in the Master’s of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) professional graduate program can enter the program in one of the following ways:
- The 5-year master’s program. Current Kansas State University students can apply after completion of 90 or more credits from Kansas State University or the transfer equivalent credits that includes all pre-requisite courses listed below.
- Post-Baccalaureate. Students can apply after graduation, or with verification of graduation, from a baccalaureate degree program from an accredited institution and completion of all pre-requisite courses.
Acceptance into the 5-year Master’s program is a selective process and requires a minimum 3.25 GPA, submission of a complete application packet, admission to the graduate school, three letters of recommendation, statement of objectives, copies of transcripts, GRE score to meet the requirements of the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, verified completion of 25 observation hours under the supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer, participatiion in an interview in the Spring of their application year, and verified completion of the prerequisite courses at Kansas State University or the transfer equivalent of the prerequisite courses.
Students accepted into the 5-year MSAT program will be considered graduate students in the fall semester following their acceptance into the MSAT Program. This may impact undergraduate financial aid, tuition assistance and undergraduate scholarships.
The Post-Baccalaureate admission will require a BA or BS from an accredited institution, a minimum 3.0 GPA, submission of a complete application packet, admission to the graduate school, three letters of recommendation, statement of objectives, copies of transcripts, GRE score to meet the requirements of the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, verified completion of 25 hours of observation of a certified athletic trainer, and verified completion of the pre-requisite courses at Kansas State University or the transfer equivalent of the following pre-requisite courses:
- PSYCH 110 - General Psychology
- STAT 325 - Introduction to Statistics
- BIOL 198 - Principles of Biology
- FNDH 320 - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
- FNDH 132 - Basic Nutrition
- PHYS 113 - General Physics I with lab
- CHM 210 - Chemistry I with lab
- KIN 330 - Biomechanics
- KIN 335 - Physiology of Exercise
- 8 hours of Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab
Choose one of the following:
- BIOL 441 - Human Body I Credits: 4 and
- BIOL 442 - Human Body II Credits: 4
- KIN 360, Anatomy and Physiology Credits: 8
Total hours required: 57-63