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Nutritional Science Certificate Program

Applicant Instructions

Pepperdine Nutritional Science Certificate Program

Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP)

What is an ISPP?

In September 2011, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics announced the development of Individualized Supervised Practice Pathways or ISPPs ("ispeys") which are intended to add supervised practice capacity through ACEND-accredited dietetics programs, while providing student protections missing from the unaccredited models of the past. Programs that host ISPPs must be accredited in good standing by ACEND and must assure compliance with ACEND accreditation standards including those addressing supervised practice. Pepperdine has recently been approved by ACEND to provide ISPPs.

Eligibility for Pepperdine's Nutritional Science Certificate Program-Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (NSCP-ISPP)

The ISPP program is not a graduate degree program and in order to be eligible for the certificate program-ISPP at Pepperdine, one must have either completed a bachelor's degree in nutrition OR have completed the DPD undergraduate nutrition courses with a bachelor's degree in another discipline. In addition, one must have submitted an acceptable application in the past 5 years to DICAS through a previous national match and been unmatched to any supervised practice program.

ISPP candidates should meet the minimum application standards of Pepperdine University and hold a DPD Verification Statement along with proof of a D & D Digital unsuccessful matching. There are ten (10) spots available that will be awarded on a year-by-year basis from qualified applicants.

Program Accreditation

Pepperdine University Nutritional Science Certificate Program-Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (NSCP-ISPP)  is 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, Illinois 60606-6995, 312/899-0040 ext. 5400.

Contact Information

To speak with someone about the program, please contact the NSCP-ISPP Director, Sunnie DeLano.

Application Deadline

Second round application process: 

Applicant Instructions

Please contact program director for additional instructions: Sunnie.delano@pepperdine.edu
Applications will be accepted until April 26, 2018.

Tuition and Cost