Our academic programs
ISPP (Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway):
The Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway provides the supervised pratice experience required for eligibility to take the national registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) exam. The ISPP option is available only to individuals who have successfully completed a bachelor's degree and the academic portion of the requirements for becoming an RDN, and have participated in the national dietetic internship match but have not been matched.
The Academic Verification in Dietetics (non-graduation) program is designed for students who already have completed a Bachelor’s degree and want to become Registered Dietitians. This program provides the undergraduate academic requirements needed to apply for a dietetic internship.
A dietetic internship provides individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree and the coursework required by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with the supervised practice experiences which are required before taking the national registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) examination. Messiah College offers a Dietetic Internship as a graduate certificate program. Students who complete the undergraduate courses required to apply to a dietetic internship, through Messiah College, and meet the rigorous preselect eligibility criteria, can apply to the Messiah College Dietetic Internship in the fall of their senior year, bypassing the national dietetic internship match. To learn more about the Messiah College Dietetic Internship, click here.
*Please use the links provided to find out more about each option. If you need additional information about any of our programs, please contact us.