Who is Eligible?

Qualified DPD graduates with a verification statement from DPD who were not previously matched to a DI program.

This is an online program that does not satisfy immigration requirements for a full-time, matriculated student visa and therefore, the College of Extended and Global Education cannot issue or accept a transfer of I-20.

Admission Requirements

All interns must meet and complete the following core requirements to be considered for admission into the CSUSB ISPP Program:

  • Application fee - $ 75, check or money order (payable to CSUSB College of Extended and Global Education).
  • Supplemental application form for CSUSB ISPP Program
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited university and completion of Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) courses with a minimum overall and DPD GPA of 2.8 on a scale of 4
  • Has or will receive a Verification Statement from an accredited dietetics program and was not matched to a dietetic internship (DI)
  • Relevant work or volunteer experience within the dietetics profession.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A resume
  • Personal Statement

Assessment of Prior Learning

The program has established specific guidelines for interns regarding credit for prior learning, including program specific limitations and documentation needed.

Assigning credit for prior learning: When the requirements listed in the table are met, the intern will be granted credit equivalent to the number of hours required for that rotation as stated in the “Suggested Rotation Schedule.” The required documentation must be provided along with application to the program. Credit will be assigned during the admissions process.

Area of Assessment Requirement
(Program Specific Learning and Experiences)
Required Documentation
Job Experience Training/job experience must have been received at a facility which meets the requirements as stated below:
  • The facility must be accredited by TJC or the state agency
  • Any facility at which the intern would receive prior learning credit hours must have a qualified supervisor.
  • The facility must complete the Preceptor Qualifications form.
  • Job description of the experience completed.
  • Completed Preceptor Qualifications form.
Minimum Requirements of the Supervisors
  • Supervisor must be registered dietitian or other qualified professional.
  • Supervisor must be able to document appropriate continuing education for the previous two years.
  • The supervisor must complete the Preceptor Qualifications form.
  • Completed Preceptor Qualifications form
  • Valid CDR license
Length of Experience
  • A minimum of six months employment, at least 20 hours per week, in the emphasis area of the rotation.
  • Supervisor must submit a letter of support verifying the length of applicant’s experience at the facility, the applicant’s responsibilities, accomplishments, performance evaluation, and a recommendation for support of the applicant for prior learning experience and for admission into the CSUSB ISPP program.
  • A letter of support from the supervisor.
Competency Skills/Type of competency
  • Interns must demonstrate mastery of all the competency skills of the supervised practice curriculum for the specific rotation for which they are seeking prior learning credit.
  • If any of the competency skills have not been met during the experience, the prospective intern must arrange with the facility to complete those skills before credit can be granted.
  • A letter of support from the supervisor.
  • Signed “Supervised Practice Curriculum/ Competencies.”