Individualized Supervised-Practice Pathways (ISPP) Dietetic Internship Program

The Individualized Supervised-Practice Pathway Program (ISPP) with a concentration in Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) provides quality education designed to prepare graduates to be eligible to take and pass the National Registration Examination for Dietitians.

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and under the Didactic Program in Dietetics of the Nutrition and Food Sciences Program in the Department of Health Science and Human Ecology. The address for the ACEND: ACEND of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, Phone: 800/877-1600. The ACEND website is: Exam passage rate and other program data may be obtained from the DPD Director.

This MNT concentration will provide interns with additional experience in their specialty before entering their professions. The MNT sites can be a long term care, an inpatient or outpatient setting, which could also be the site of a community rotation. Up to twenty-five (25) interns will be accepted each year.



Site Requirements



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September – July of each year

  • 11 months for full-time interns
  • 22 months for part-time interns


The ISPP Program requires that you complete a week of orientation which will be held on campus at CSUSB during the second week of September. Details regarding lodging arrangements will be provided on acceptance to the program.

How to Earn the Certificate

Interns must complete a minimum of 1200 hours of supervised practice and pass all three online program modules, in addition to an exit exam before a Verification Statement for ISPP can be issued. This signed Verification Form documents that the individual is eligible to sit for the national registered dietitian (RD) exam; no additional graduate credits are needed.  

Tentative Rotation Schedule*
Track Tentative dates* Rotation Hours
September 14-November 15 Community 200
November 16-January 22 Management (school district, long term care, hospital and/or others) 320
January 25-March 19 MNT 480
March 22-May 1 Elective 200
Total 1,200
*Offical schedule will be created in conjunction with program instructor and coordinator upon acceptance.

Program Mission

The mission of the Nutrition and Food Sciences Program (DPD and ISPP) at CSUSB is to provide quality education so that graduates can think critically, communicate effectively, embrace diversity, and demonstrate the knowledge and practical skills to become competent and productive entry level Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist.