Apply to KADDI

KADDI participates in both fall and spring matches and has full-time and part-time options in the April match. We only offer the full-time program in January.

Please do not apply to both full- and part-time programs. We will give you whichever you prefer if you match.

 The GRE is not required, however, all applicants who submit a supplemental application must take an online aptitude exam. You must score >70% to be admitted to the program.

Students must complete a minimum of 1212 hours of supervised practice. This occurs in a variety of educational settings and may include hospitals, clinics, long-term care and rehabilitation centers, schools, foodservice kitchens, and community health entities. Interns in this program are responsible for finding and suggesting their own preceptors. However, the KADDI program will screen all preceptors and sites to ensure they meet minimum qualifications and demonstrate required credentials and knowledge about the specific area of expertise related to dietetics. The program’s legal department will also obtain affiliation agreements with all facilities.

The curriculum has already been developed for you and your preceptors. A handbook is provided for preceptors and they are encouraged to take advantage of the free training available through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. The program also provides access to free continuing professional education credits (CPEUs) for preceptors. 

KADDI prefers applicants have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a grade of B or better in all didactic dietetic courses. Work or volunteer experience is encouraged and is scored by the applications committee; however, those without work experience will not be excluded from consideration. Applicants who have earned the DTR credential or who  have advanced degrees will receive extra credit on the evaluation rubric. All qualified applicants will be given an online aptitude test that will be used when making ranking decisions.

KADDI participates in Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service. The DICAS website is accessed at Their email is KADDI takes part in both the spring (April) and fall (November) matches. The online application must be completed by 11:59 pm central standard time on February 15 for the April match and by September 25 for the November match. DICAS charges $45 for the first application submitted and $20 for each additional application.

The DICAS application must include:

Personal Statement - please use the same instructions as you find in DICAS. KADDI uses the personal statement to evaluate your ability to write a decent sentence and produce an essay that is free of misspelled words, grammar mistakes and typos. 

Transcripts – official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be sent to DICAS – Transcript Dept., PO box 9118, Watertown, MA 02472. DICAS will scan transcripts and place an electronic copy of each into your application. NOTE: You may apply to KADDI prior to graduation. If you are accepted, KADDI will require an official copy of the final transcript after your degree is posted.

Verification Statement or Declaration of Intent – This will be submitted to DICAS by your Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) program director. The DICAS website has directions. NOTE: KADDI will require you to send an original verification statement if you are matched and admitted to our program.

Recommendations – When completing the application form, applicants must include the name and contact information (email address) for each reference. This triggers an email message requesting completion of a recommendation form which is completed online. Students submitting applications to multiple internships should choose them so as to use the same individuals as references for each application. Please include one recommendation from a professor, one from a work or volunteer supervisor and one other of your choice. We recommend the third be from another professor. Do not use a family member or friend.

KADDI does not charge a fee to review your application, however, KADDI wants to get to know you and requires a Supplemental Application. Place these items into the SUPPLEMENTAL folder on DICAS.

  1. Rotation Calendar - Use the calendar provided to plan the weeks of your internship. Put the rotations (clinical, foodservice, community and business and entrepreneurship) into any order you choose. You can change the calendar after you are accepted if needed. Please try to keep the 8-weeks of clinical together and go to just one site.   NOTE:  You may elect to find your business and entrepreneurship site and preceptor after you begin the internship. KADDI has a list of nutrition entrepreneurs who are eager to have interns for a rotation done at their facility or "virtually". 
  2. Facility Forms - include a form for each site where you intend to go. Be sure to list the name of the person in charge of executing affiliation agreements. Our contracts specialist will execute the affiliation agreement after you are matched. If a preceptor or facility representative has questions we are happy to talk with them (call Crystal at 918-585-3045). You do not get the agreement - KADDI will do this for you. 
  3. Preceptor Forms - completed KADDI form (link is below) for primary preceptors for clinical, foodservice and community rotations. The same RD can serve as both clinical and foodservice preceptor if it is to be done in the same facility. You must have preceptors identified when we review your application. Please include the preceptor's resume and pertinent continuing education (see preceptor form for details). KADDI requires you to have at least two and up to four sites for community rotations. 

If you are requesting prior assessed learning, complete that form. Email it and the required supporting documents to  There is a $50 fee for this service. Mail it to KADDI, 115 W. 3rd Street, Suite 800, Tulsa, OK 74103. 

If you have questions about how to apply to KADDI, call the director Patti Landers at (918) 574-8598 or email

Application Check Sheet

Use this check sheet to be sure you have done everything.

KADDI August 2019 Full-Time Internship Weekly Calendar

Use this calendar to plan your rotations if you are applying to the spring 2019 match as a full-time intern. Rotations start August, 2019.

Example Full-Time Calendar

This sample calendar is from a previous class, but it will show you how it should be done.

KADDI Part-Time Internship Sumner 2019 Weekly Calendar

Use this calendar to plan your rotations if you are applying to the spring 2019 match as a part-time intern. Rotations start July, 2019. Please put in the number of hours you intend to spend

KADDI Example Part-Time Internship Weekly Calendar

Here is an example for the part-time calendar. Please put in the number of hours you intend to spend each week.

Facility Form (Revised for 2019)

Complete this form for each place you will go during the internship. Be sure it has the name and contact information for the person responsible for affiliation agreements. KADDI will get the contract.

Preceptor Form (09-05-2018)

Preceptors must complete and SIGN this form. They must also provide a Commission on Dietetic Registration card, Professional Development Portfolio log or resume showing continuing education completed.

How to Access and Print PDP Log (for Preceptors who are RDNs)

ACEND requires KADDI keep a record that preceptors engage in continuing education. Attach a CDR card for an RDN or a copy of the PDP log. For other preceptors submit a resume or ServSafe certificate.

KADDI Prior Assessed Learning Policy and Evaluation Form (05-16-18)

Use this form only if you are requesting credit for learning during work or volunteer experiences. This is not a required part of the supplemental application. EMAIL it to the program director.