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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Didactic Program in Dietetics

Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway

What is ISPP?

This Individualized Supervised-Practice Pathway (ISPP) is a student-centered supervised practice experience, which fulfills the same requirements as a dietetic internship. To read about dietetic internships and the process of becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), visit this page for a step-by-step guide .

The CSULB-ISPP maximizes a dietetic intern’s freedom in fulfilling supervised practice hours needed for eligibility to take and pass the CDR Registration Examination for Dietitians. The CSULB-ISPP program is an approved program under the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), within the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, but is administered by the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE).

Who is eligible to apply?

The CSULB-ISPP program is divided into two pathways:

  • Pathway 1 (P1) - accepts qualified DPD graduates who received a DPD Verification Statement (VS), and were not matched on one occasion through Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS).
  • Pathway 2 (P2) - accepts applicants who have earned doctoral degrees and met other criteria as set forth by the program.

More information on the ISPP and admission requirements can be found here.

The DPD and ISPP at CSULB are currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606, Phone: 800-877-1600, ext. 5400 Email:, Web: