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Supervised Practice (SP)

The University of Hawaii Supervised Practice within the Didactic Program in Dietetics provides students with the supervised practice experience needed to fulfill the competencies for becoming a Registered Dietitian.  Upon successful completion of the Supervised Practice, each student will receive a verification of completion certificate and be eligible to take the national Registration Examination for Dietitians.

The Supervised Practice is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting agency of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and fulfills the same requirements as a Dietetic Internship.  The program includes 1,200 hours of supervised practice in various rotation sites.

  • The University of Hawaii Supervised Practice is only available to graduates who were not matched in the D & D Digital match in the current year or within the past 5 years (proof required) but who possess a DPD Verification Statement.

  • In extenuating circumstances, the University of Hawaii Supervised Practice allows up to 150% of the full time program or up to 200% if approved by the Director.

  • University of Hawaii Supervised Practice prioritizes students who attended the University of Hawaii or are Hawaii residents. Students not matched in the April 2014 D & D Digital match or within the past 5 years are eligible to submit the University of Hawaii Supervised Practice Online Application Packet to the Supervised Practice Director from April15 - May15, 2014.

The University of Hawaii Supervised Practice provides graduates of a didactic program in dietetics (DPD) with an opportunity to increase their knowledge of food and nutrition science, and to acquire competencies needed to practice dietetics in a variety of settings. Graduates of the Supervised Practice at the University of Hawaii are expected to be able to function as entry level practitioners in clinical, food service, and community dietetic roles. Each is expected to operate independently with high levels of professionalism and integrity.

The Supervised Practice at the University of Hawaii is focused on Hawaii’s unique Community and therefore, offers a Community Concentration. Through its activities, the Supervised Practice will promote education of students in the multicultural environment, service in a variety of community settings and participation in various professional organizations.