College of Professional & International Education

Individualized Supervised Practice Pathways at CSULB (CSULB-ISPP)
Program

Our Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) to offer Individualized Supervised Practice Pathways (ISPP). The following reflects the mission, goals, and objectives of the DPD/ISPP.

 

DPD/ISPP Mission

To provide an evidence-based, student-centered program offering foundational knowledge and experiences to prepare graduates for supervised practice. This leads to eligibility for the CDR credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist, and/or entry-level practice as a registered dietitian nutritionist.

Program Goals and Objectives

Goal #1: The DPD/ISPP will prepare competent graduates capable of succeeding in an accredited supervised practice program (e.g. dietetic internships, individualized supervised practice pathways), or in entry-level practice as a registered dietitian nutritionist.

  • Objective 1: At least 80% of DPD students will complete the program requirements within 3 years (150% of program length).
  • Objective 2: At least 80% of DPD graduates will apply for admission to supervised practice programs prior to or within 12 months of graduation.
  • Objective 3: At least 50% of DPD graduates are admitted to a supervised practice program within 12 months of graduation.
  • Objective 4: The DPD’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for registered dietitian nutritionists is at least 90%.
  • Objective 5: Within 12 months of completing the DPD, at least 80% of graduates responding will be enrolled in a supervised practice program, a related graduate program, and/or employed in a nutrition and dietetics-related position.
  • Objective 6: Among directors of supervised practice programs who admit DPD graduates, 80% will rate the graduates as having “competent” to “extremely competent” preparatory knowledge to succeed in supervised practice.
  • Objective 7: At least 80% of DPD graduates will rate themselves as “competent” to “extremely competent” in preparatory knowledge required to succeed in a supervised practice program, a related graduate program, and/or employment in a nutrition and dietetics-related position.
  • Objective 8: At least 80% of full-time ISPP interns complete program requirements within 18 months (150% of program length).
  • Objective 9: At least 80% of part-time ISPP interns complete program requirements within 26 months (150% of program length).
  • Objective 10: Of ISPP graduates who seek employment, 80% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields, within the first year.
  • Objective 11: 80% of ISPP graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for registered dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
  • Objective 12: The ISPP’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for registered dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.
  • Objective 13: At least 80% of ISPP graduates will report “adequate” to “extremely adequate” training for their career in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
  • Objective 14: At least 80% of the employers will rate ISPP graduates as having “adequate” to “extremely adequate” foundational skills in nutrition and dietetics.

 

Goal #2: The DPD/ISPP will prepare graduates competent in serving dynamic, multicultural communities.

  • Objective 1: Among directors of supervised practice programs, graduate school advisors, and/or employers, 80% will rate DPD graduates as “competent” to “extremely competent” in their ability to provide service to culturally diverse communities.
  • Objective 2: At least 80% of DPD graduates will rate themselves as “competent” to “extremely competent” in their preparation for serving culturally diverse communities.
  • Objective 3: At least 80% of employers will rate ISPP graduates as having “adequate” to “extremely adequate” competency to work with clients of various ethnic/cultural backgrounds.
  • Objective 4: At least 80% of ISPP graduates will self-report “adequate” to “extremely adequate” competency in their ability to work with clients of various ethnic/cultural backgrounds.