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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 an 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 an excellent curriculum and processes in place for our interns & preceptors.


Keith & Associates follows U.S. Department of Education Guidance Issued on Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services. KADDI collects and maintains only the data necessary to fulfill its duties in executing affiliation agreements and meeting ACEND standards. The program will de-identify any data used for product development, research, marketing, or other purposes. In the event of a security or privacy incident including personally identifiable information, KADDI will immediately notify the student or graduate. The program takes precautions to ensure intern privacy and positively identifies interns during distance learning and testing.

Fast Track Curriculum- Spring Match 2023 ONLY

Full Time Only & must complete DPD program by May 31, 2023



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Pre-orientation – KADDI Boot Camp 

This is a vigorous, 76-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 four-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 – 392 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 – 224 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 – 128 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 as applicable.

  • Beginning in 2024, completion of a master's degree will be required

  • 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:

  • ​Verification statement (six original signed)

  • RDN Misuse Policy

  • Name/Address Change Form (CDR)

  • Exam Preparation – RD

    • Registration Examination for Dietitians Handbook for Candidates

    • RDN Study Outline

    • KADDI RDN Exam review materials 

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Congratulatory gift when the graduate notifies the program director they have passed the RDN exam

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