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Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) to the RDN


Our recently accredited Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) program is housed within the Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University. Our ISPP program is designed to provide students with learning and practice opportunities to acquire the required competencies to prepare for the national registration examination to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). This program is open to those with a bacccalaureate or masters degree who did not match via D&D Digital to a dietetics internship. This program is also designed for those holding a doctorate who wish to complete the learning and practice opportunities needed to take the national registration examination to become an RDN; participation in the computerized match into a dietetic internship program is not required for doctoral students/doctoral degree holders. Students currently enrolled in a masters or a doctoral program, please contact me to discuss how to dovetail your current program with our program.

Our program consists of 30 credits of graduate coursework and at least 1200 hours of dietetics supervised practice. Some of these may be waived for applicants with prior coursework or supervised practice experience. All program-related activities have the goal of developing the competencies needed to successfully complete the national RDN examination. Graduation dates may vary due to individual student needs. Up to 12 students will be accepted initially.

For more information, please visit our program highlights, admission criteria, admission requirements, curriculum, tuition and fees and FAQs links.

Accreditation Status

The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, located in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Department of Nutritional Sciences on the New Brunswick Campus are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040 ext. 5400. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

For further information on ACEND accreditation, contact:

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 2190
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
Phone (800)-877-1600 ext. 5400

To learn more, please contact our ISPP Coordinator, Pinkin Panchal at Or attend one of our future virtual open houses.

Virtual Open House February 26th 2019 at 7pm EST
Registration link