Application and Admission Requirements

These are extraordinary times. Many of our current intern schedules have been disrupted due to COVID-19. This is also a possibility for our 2020 summer class. KADDI is known for its great flexibility. We will work with you but cannot guarantee that rotation sites interns have secured will remain available.

Please indicate whether you want full- or part-time track on your DICAS application. We will give you whichever you prefer if you match. KADDI is account #795 on DND Digital for Spring 2020.

Procedures and requirements are the same for all interns, whether enrolled full- or part-time. Interns electing the full-time track are expected to dedicate 40 hours per week onsite. Part-time interns are expected to dedicate 20 or more hours per week onsite. There will be additional work and assignment reports that will need to be done at home.

KADDI participates in both spring and fall match cycles through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service (DICAS) and DND Digital. The DICAS website is accessed at https://portal.dicas.org. Their email is DICASinfo@dicas.org. 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. The fee to use DICAS is $45 for the first application submitted and $20 for each additional application. Include supplemental materials (rotation spreadsheet, preceptor and facility forms) in DICAS application. If you have difficulty, email those files as attachments in one email to KADDI@consultingdietitians.com.

Applicants must also register with DND Digital at www.dnddigital.com. Cost is $55 payable by a VISA/MASTERCARD with a USA billing address.

The Keith & Associates Distance Dietetic Internship does not charge an application review fee. We are not requiring an aptitude exam at this time.

If you have questions about how to apply to KADDI, contact the director at (918) 574-8598 or email KADDI@consultingdietitians.com.

You may also find it helpful to download the KADDI handbook

Qualifications for Applicants

 Required Qualifications  

  • Grade point average in nutrition courses of ≥ 3.0/4.0 scale
  • A or B grades in nutrition assessment, medical nutrition therapy (we do not admit applicants who had a "C" in any MNT course unless they retook the course and scored a "B" or higher)
  • Original verification statement from accredited DPD program in dietetics (may be delivered after graduation if DPD is in progress)
  • Bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Official transcript from university with highest earned degree posted on it (may be delivered after graduation if DPD is in progress)

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Grades of B or better in all nutrition and dietetics major courses
  • Total GPA ≥ 3.0/4.0 scale
  • Work or volunteer experience
  • NDTR credential for applicants who are three or more years from earning the DPD verification statement 

Supplemental Materials to include with DICAS application

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. Rotation sites and preceptors should be identified and included in the DICAS application. 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.

In addition to required elements of the DICAS submission, KADDI requires the additional items listed below. All forms are available on this page for download. After you complete them, save as .PDF files and include with your DICAS application.

 SUPPLEMENTAL ITEMS YOU MUST INCLUDE WITH DICAS APPLICATION

1. Rotation schedule

  • Download the rotation schedule template at the bottom of this page. Choose either the full- or part-time schedule worksheet (do not submit both). You must use the KADDI form
  • Arrange rotations in any order
  • Rotations may be split
  • The Excel schedule sheet has an example worksheet attached to it and one for you to fill out with your proposed schedule
  • Save your proposed schedule worksheet you've completed in Excel as a .PDF file and include it with your DICAS application. You must save it as a .pdf because DICAS will not accept an Excel file!
  • Please file the Excel spreadsheet in a place you can find it. If you match the KADDI program we will want you to send it to us so we do not have to re-create it.

2. Preceptor information

  • Download the KADDI preceptor form at the bottom of this page. Submit one for each preceptor you will use (more can be added later if there are several preceptors at one site who will be doing evaluations for you). If the preceptor has worked with KADDI before, include the form anyway. We need to know that their name, address, phone and email are unchanged. You will need this information, too.
  • Evidence of continued competency appropriate to teaching responsibilities. This may be through professional work experience, graduate education, continuing education, research or other activities leading to professional growth in the advancement of their profession. Examples of appropriate evidence include: current CDR card or CDR professional portfolio log for RDNs or NDTRs. Certified Dietary Manager card, ServSafe® or Manage First® certificate, Executive Chef or Culinary Administrator certificate, resume listing education, employment history and continuing education for past 7 years.
  • A copy of any state or federal licensure required for their job (e.g. in Oklahoma dietitians must be licensed, however in California the state does not require it). The preceptor will know this and there is a blank for them to fill out on the KADDI form

3. Facility information

  • Submit a completed KADDI facility form for each place you intend to complete  rotation sites
  • We must have the contact information for the person responsible for signing legal contracts for students who do rotations there
  • You do not need to get an affiliation agreement - KADDI will do this on your behalf
  • If the facility wants to take care of an affiliation contract before they agree to accept you as an intern, email the program director at KADDI@consultingdietitians.com. Our staff will handle it.

***EXCEPTION FOR BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP ROTATION***

You may wait until after you are matched to KADDI before you submit all required information for the business and entrepreneurship rotation. The facility and preceptor forms and evidence of competency appropriate to precepting responsibilities must be sent to KADDI a minimum of 8 weeks prior to when you schedule the rotation. 

AFTER MATCHINGIf you need to make a change (site, preceptor, date of rotation) for any reason, you must update your rotation schedule, submit all required forms and have the change approved by the program director before you are allowed to go to a new site. 

KADDI allows interns to add rotation sites and preceptors after matching as long as we are able to get the affiliation agreements executed before the intern starts there. This can take some time. Do not tell us on Friday and expect to go there the next week!

Facility Form

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

All preceptors must complete this form and provide evidence of continued competency appropriate to precepting responsibilities (examples given on the form) and copy of their license if applicable.

Second Round Match

If unfilled positions remain after the first round, the program will participate in second round matching. During that period, KADDI will also accept applications from individuals who did not submit through DICAS (e.g. if someone applied only to an internship or future education model program that does not utilize DICAS and was not matched).

Second round match instructions:

  1. Contact the program director at KADDI@consultingdietitians.com to express interest
  2. Make your application available to KADDI in DICAS
  3. If the program makes an appointment offer, you will have extended time to secure preceptors and rotation sites.
  4. You do not sign the enrollment agreement or make a tuition payment until the program director has approved sites, preceptors and proposed rotation schedule.

Match Cycle

Deadline for 2nd Round Forms

Spring

June 1

Fall

December 1

 

Prior Assessed Learning Application Form

Use this form to request PAL credit. You may submit it before you apply and we will evaluate it and let you know how many hours will be waived. This will aid you when planning the rotation schedule.

Example of Prior Assessed Learning Application and Evaluation

Here is an example of a prior assessed learning application that was submitted to the program. The evaluation is on the last two pages.