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Individual Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP)

The KADDI Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) is an alternative supervised practice option for individuals who have completed a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) but did not match to a traditional dietetic internship. This program is offered through the KADDI and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

KADDI's ISPP provides the necessary supervised practice hours and experiences to meet the competencies required by ACEND. Upon completion, interns are eligible to sit for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) exam. The program requires a minimum of 1,400 hours of supervised practice, covering areas such as clinical nutrition, community nutrition, and food service management.

To be eligible for the KADDI ISPP, applicants must hold a doctoral degree and have a verification statement from an ACEND-accredited DPD. The program emphasizes flexibility, allowing interns to choose their preceptors and tailor their rotations to their career interests, whether they are pursuing clinical, community, or food service management roles.

Overview of Individualized Supervised Practice Pathways

ACEND policies for IISPPs allow individuals holding a doctoral degree with or without a DPD verification statement to apply for an ISPP; however, eligibility requirements and options may vary by program. Note that the option for graduates with a DPD verification statement who did not match to a dietetic internship is in the process of being discontinued.

The flexibility of the models allowed self-directed individuals to flourish, many of whom became leaders in dietetics; however, the lack of protections and formal accountability to students, especially when practitioners became unable to fulfill their obligations to some students was problematic.

In September 2011, the Academy announced the development of Individualized Supervised Practice Pathways or ISPPs ("ispeys"), which are intended to add supervised practice capacity through ACEND®-accredited dietetics programs while providing student protections missing from the unaccredited models of the past.

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The Keith & Associates Doctoral ISPP aims to train individuals with doctoral degrees 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.


Prepare graduates to become competent entry-level dietitians.


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

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