Academic Program Calendar and Schedule, Holidays and Vacation

KADDI is a 32-week full-time or 63-week part-time program. The internship begins 3 (full-time) or 6 (part-time) weeks prior to orientation. During that time, interns are expected to finish 120 hours of case study activities which they complete and bring to orientation in Tulsa, OK. Attendance at orientation week is mandatory and begins on Monday morning and ends at noon on Thursday. Both full-time and part-time interns attend the same orientation. Interns receive an RD review course for the dietitian’s registration exam to take home for independent study. The four remaining rotations are done at sites of your choosing. They are foodservice, community, medical nutrition therapy (MNT) and business and entrepreneurship.






Independently – materials provided

Orientation (3 ½ days)


Done in Tulsa, OK



One or two sites



Recommend at least two, but may have up to four sites

Medical Nutrition Therapy


Recommend one acute or long-term care site, but may have two sites. May also use dialysis, outpatient clinics for part of MNT if all required diagnoses are covered. 

Business and Entrepreneurship


New or return to previous site

Holidays* / Personal Days






 * The summer full-time and part-time classes also have a winter break.

The final rotation is the program concentration which is business and entrepreneurship. The elective concentration is discussed during orientation week and the intern must complete a plan and have the affiliation agreement executed a minimum of one month before beginning the elective rotation.

Full-time interns are allowed 5 days as holidays or personal days during the program. No more than two days off per rotation are allowed and must be arranged with the preceptor in advance, except in the case of illness. The intern must notify the internship director when he or she is taking a personal day. Days missed in excess of five must be made up.

Future internship dates for full-time students are:

FT Intern Class

Pre-Orientation (at home)

Weeks 1-3

Orientation (Tulsa)

Week 4

Clinical, Community, Foodservice Rotations

Weeks 5-28

Business & Entrepreneurship Business & Entrepreneurship Rotation

Weeks 29-32

Expected Verification Statement Date1

Summer 2018

8/6/18 to 8/24/18

8/27/18 to 8/30/18

9/4/18 to 3/1/19

3/4/19 to 3/29/19


January 2019

1/7/19 to 1/25/19

1/28/19 to 1/31/19

2/4/19 to 7/19/19

7/22/19 to 8/16/19


Summer 2019

8/5/19 to 8/23/19

8/26/19 to 8/29/19

9/3/19 to 2/28/20

3/3/20 to 3/27/20



KADDI expects part-time students to spend 20 hours or more per week in supervised practice. Future internship dates for part-time students are below.  KADDI does not offer a part-time class beginning in January.

PT Intern Class


(at home)

Weeks 1-6



Week 7

Clinical, Community, Foodservice Rotations

Weeks 8-56

Business & Entrepreneurship Concentration Rotation


Weeks 57-64

Expected Verification Statement Date1

Summer 2017

7/17/17 to 8/25/17

8/28/17 to 9/1/17

9/5/17 to 8/10/18

8/13/18 to 10/5/18


Summer 2018

7/16/18 to 8/24/18

8/27/19 to 8/31 2018

9/4/18 to 8/16/19

8/19/19 to 10/11/19


Summer 2019

7/15/19 to 8/23/19

8/26/19 to 8/29/19

9/3/19 to 8/7/20

8/10/20 to 10/2/20


 1The program requires a few days to check that all assignments are done and paperwork is completed before issuing the verification statement.

Note – interns do not come back to Tulsa for a graduation ceremony. KADDI will issue graduates a verification statement within two weeks of when they complete the program (1212 hours, all assignments done, etc.).