Program Overview

During "Livin' on Tulsa Time" orientation, interns practice isolation and standard precautions.

The Keith & Associates Distance Dietetic Internship program (KADDI) is a post-baccalaureate supervised practice experience designed to allow qualified individuals to become registry-eligible with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Two tracks are available: full-time (40 hours per week) and part-time (20 or more hours per week).

 

ACTIVITY/ROTATION

Full Time Weeks

 

Part Time Weeks

 

Alternate Activities*

(hours)

External Sites

(hours)

Pre-Orientation Skills
Simulations and Case Studies*
 

3

6

119

0

*Orientation (3 ½ days)

1

1

13

0

Foodservice

6

12

40

200

Community

5

10

0

200

Nutrition Therapy

11

22

40

400

Business & Entrepreneurship Concentration

5

10

40 

160

 

31

61

252

960

 

Total Weeks

1212 Total Hours

 

Applicants are required to identify their own preceptors and facilities in the area in which they desire to do rotations, usually where their home is located. The Keith & Associates legal department will execute affiliation agreements with the student’s chosen preceptors and facilities after the student is accepted into the program.

Keith & Associates contracts with web-based services to track time and attendance, student and preceptor evaluations, completion of competencies, and for on-line testing. Keith & Associates follows U.S. Department of Education Guidance Issued on Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services. The program takes precautions to ensure intern privacy and positively identify interns during distance learning and testing.

KADDI is sponsored by Keith & Associates, a dietetic consulting firm that provides nutritional services to more than 275 nursing homes, hospices, assisted living facilities, hospitals, Headstart programs, dialysis centers, daycare centers, acute care centers, group homes, schools, job corps, industry and prisons as well as over 300 DHS clients. Sandra Keith, MPH, RD, LD started the company in 1996. There are currently 19 associate dietitians who work full- or part-time.

The KADDI program director is Patti Landers, PhD, RD, LD, FAND. Dr. Landers is very experienced and was awarded Professor Emeritus status from the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. While there she served as director of the dietetic internship program as well as the didactic and coordinated programs.

Summary and Course Outline

This document shows the rotations and required assignments for each.

Information about external sites and preceptors

This sheet gives information about requirements for rotations and examples of appropriate sites and preceptors.

Program Mission, Goals, Objectives

PROGRAM MISSION:  The mission of the Keith & Associates Distance Dietetic Internship is to train dietetic interns to become competent entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists delivering the highest possible standard of quality for patient care and also the highest standard of professionalism and customer care.

PROGRAM GOALS

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

1. Prepare graduates to become competent entry-level dietitians.

1.1a At least 80% of full-time program interns complete program requirements within 12 months (150% of the program length). 

1.1b At least 80% of part-time program interns complete program requirements within 24 months (150% of the program length). 

1.2 Of graduates who seek employment, 75 % are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation. 

1.3 Eighty percent of graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.

1.4 The program’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.

1.5 Seventy-five percent of employers will answer “agree” that they are satisfied with graduate’s preparation for entry-level practice.

1.6 Seventy-five percent of graduates will answer “agree” that they were prepared for entry-level practice. (program-specific goal)

2. Prepare graduates to deliver the highest possible standard of quality for patient care and the highest standard of professionalism and customer care.

2.1 At least 75% of employers will answer “agree” that they feel graduates deliver the highest possible standard of quality for patient care and the highest standard of professionalism and customer care. (program-specific goal)

Program Outcomes Data Policy

It is the policy of the Keith & Associates Distance Dietetic Internship Program to be as transparent as possible. Program outcomes data including the number of applicants, number of interns admitted, completion rate, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist exam pass rate and all tuition and fee information is available upon request. Please email the dietetic internship program director at KADDI@consultingdietitians.com.