University of Kansas Medical Center

University of Kansas Medical Center

The University of Kansas Medical Center is a member university of Great Plains IDEA, a consortium of universities that work together to provide online educational experiences. You can select KU Med as your home university and take courses from any of the eight universities participating in this program. This gives you access to innovative courses and experienced faculty from all over the United States.

Participating Programs

Through Great Plains IDEA, the University of Kansas Medical Center participates in the online dietetics and nutrition master's degree. This 36-credit hour degree is limited to only credentialed registered dietitians (RD) or registry-eligible individuals having met all requirements of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for registration. Courses are taught completely online by faculty from participating universities, and all courses are offered at one affordable common price regardless of the state of residence.

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Main Campus Location:

Kansas City, Kansas (pop. 153,345)

Accredited By

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
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School Colors

Crimson and Blue


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University of Kansas Medical Center Traditions

The main campus of the University of Kansas is located in Lawrence, Kansas, where there are about 26,000 students. The School of Health Professions, the School of Medicine, and the School of Nursing are housed at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, about 40 minutes west of the Lawrence campus. The online master's degree in dietetics and nutrition is offered through the School of Health Professions.

For over 100 years University of Kansas fans have been shouting the Rock Chalk Chant. Chemistry professor E.H.S. Bailey in 1886 came up with the chant for the Science Club. It started out as “Rah, Rah, Jay Hawk, K.U.” repeated three times. Someone else suggested Rock Chalk to rhyme with Jayhawk and to reference the chalky limestone formation found on the college property. By 1889 the cheer had changed to “Rock-Chalk-Jay-Hawk, K-U-U-U” said long and drawn out twice, then followed by three staccato repetitions.

Earn Your Master's at the University of Kansas Medical Center through Great Plains IDEA

As a member of Great Plains IDEA, the University of Kansas Medical Center offers a flexible option for achieving your master's degree while balancing work and family.

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