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Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP)

Preparing Leaders in Dietetics through Urban Nutrition Experiences


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The mission of the MSU Denver ISPP is to prepare diverse interns in the Denver Metropolitan area for successful careers in food, nutrition and dietetics. The program prepares entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists by providing quality education in the core knowledge requirements for the RDN that is culturally sensitive and instills a desire for life-long learning, effective problem-solving and for service to the community and the profession.


About the ISPP

The Nutrition Department at MSU Denver offers an Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP). This ISPP is approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, #312-899-0040 ext. 5400, acend@eatright.org.

The ISPP provides students with the supervised practice experience needed to fulfill the competencies to sit for the Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) examination established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

The supervised practice portion of the dietetics training requires a minimum of 1,200 hours divided among clinical nutrition, community nutrition and food service management.

To qualify for the ISPP students must have:

  • a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university
  • an overall GPA of 2.8 and a DPD GPA of 3.0
  • a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) verification statement from an ACEND-accredited DPD program
  • must have applied but not matched to the most recent dietetic internship match cycle
  • submit a professionalism essay in addition to essays required by DICAS
  • pay a $50.00 application fee

In addition, preference is provided to MSU Denver DPD students and applicants with prior leadership experience.

All application materials must be submitted by Friday, April 19th, 2019, for fall 2019 ISPP enrollment. Applicants will be notified by Monday, May 6th, 2019 if they are selected for a phone interview.

For more information on the programs goals and outcome measures, tuition and other estimated costs, admission requirements, program calendar, completion requirements, availability of financial aid and scholarships, and application procedures, please review the current ISPP Intern Handbook.

For questions or further information inquiries, please email the ISPP Director.

To learn more about the Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway, visit: www.eatright.org.

Recent Federal Department of Education regulations under the Program Integrity legislation require the posting of the following page: Gainful Employment Program Disclosure Requirements. Click on the document and you will find tracking information on program length and completion rates, related occupations, cost, debt upon completion, and job placement information.


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