PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Keith & Associates Distance Dietetic Internship (KADDI) is a post-baccalaureate supervised practice experience designed to allow qualified individuals to become registry-eligible with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. 

KADDI is a dietetic internship fully accredited by ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition & Dietetics) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics until 2028 and licensed by The Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools.   We have partnership agreements with both the University of Alabama and the University of Central Arkansas to offer interns a MS degree.

A distance internship allows interns to custom-design their own program in their current demographic location.  Our internship program follows the same requirements as other dietetic internship programs.  KADDI has excellent curriculum and processes in place for our interns & preceptors. 

Curriculum Overview

Pre-orientation – KADDI boot camp 

This is a vigorous, 80-hour rotation of case study exercises that interns must complete prior to orientation.  The assignments & activities during pre-orientation cover several ACEND required competencies.  Some of the assignments you will be doing include public policy, productivity & sustainability, or renal education.

Orientation – “Livin’ on Tulsa Time”

This is a three-day training to prepare you for your rotation sites.  This training includes professional development, SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, & Recommendation) & AIDET (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation & Thank- You) communication techniques, HIPPA training, and much more.

Clinical Rotation – 400 hours

During your clinical rotation, you will be performing the nutrition care process using evidence-based practice.  Required conditions to practice during your clinical rotation include:

  • Overweight/ obesity

  • Endocrine disorders

  • Cancer

  • Malnutrition

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Gastrointestinal disease

  • Renal disease

As a KADDI intern, you will have 40 hours of pre-rotation assignments to prepare you for the clinical rotation.  These assignments will allow you the opportunity to improve your MNT knowledge & critical thinking skills to be well-prepared for your rotation.

During the clinical rotation, assignments will include self-evaluations & preceptor evaluations to assess your strengths and areas to improve your overall clinical skills.  Another assignment our interns enjoy doing is the nutrition topic study report.  This is a topic decided between the preceptor and intern on a nutrition topic issue that is new or controversial.  The intern does further research and study about the topic to improve knowledge & practice for the intern, preceptor, and facility.

Foodservice Rotation – 220 hours

Food and its preparation are at the foundation of training for dietitians.  This rotation will provide you with hands-on experience in all parts of a foodservice system.  You will complete assignments to gain an application of procurement, receiving, storage, preparation and service.  Some of the assignments you will complete during this rotation include employee training, theme meal or menu development.  

Community Rotation – 120 hours

  • Infants

  • Children

  • Adolescents

  • Adults

  • Pregnant/ lactating women

  • Elderly

During the community rotation, dietetic interns will be able to practice the nutrition care process with populations of diverse cultures and across the life cycle including:

Some of the assignments you will complete during this rotation include developing client education material or conducting a nutrition education & counseling session. 

Business & Entrepreneurship Rotation – 160 hours

In this rotation, interns will develop leadership and management skills in a variety of settings.  These skills you will be able to use in all areas of dietetic practice as you begin your career.  You will work with nutrition or other business professionals to develop social media and other business-related projects.

Program Completion and Verification Statement

In order to graduate and receive a verification statement, interns must:

  • Complete a minimum of 1000 total hours including prior assessed learning (PAL) credit if any

  • Finish all assignments in the curriculum (except any waived for PAL)

  • Meet each ACEND competency for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (CRDNs) one or more times

  • Pass the final exam (or have attempted it three times)

  • Fulfilled all financial obligations 

KADDI provides the following to graduates:

  • Five dietetic internship verification statements with original signatures

  • Certificate of Completion

  • RDN pin when the graduate notifies the program director that they have passed the exam

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