Dietary Management Certificate (DMC)


Dietary Managers work in teams with registered dietitians and dietetic technicians and are an integral part of health care and food service management teams. The Dietary Management Certificate program provides courses in food service management, nutrition, sanitation and human resource. Program graduates earn an Certificate as a Dietary Manager which includes 252 hours of directed practice and practicums. Students are also required to complete an additional 27 hours of professional meetings, food show, and wellness and program support. The program is accredited by the Association for Foodservice and Nutrition Professionals ( 406 Surrey Woods Drive, St. Charles, IL 60174, phone (800) 323-1908. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the national certification exam to become a Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional.

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Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Work in long term care, hospital, schools, and noncommercial food service settings in a management position.

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Dietary Manager
  • Certified Dietary Manager (on completion of the certification exam)

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$47,960 median annual salary

Employment Outlook

Many schools have begun to hire qualified Dietetic Technicians and Dietary Managers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, growth in employment of dietetic practitioners is expected to grow due to the increased emphasis on disease prevention, a growing and aging population, and a public interest in nutrition.

Gainful Employment Data

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Students can continue into the Dietetic Technology program at Cincinnati State to complete an Associate
  • of Applied Science degree.

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Bayley Place
  • Daniel Drake Center Center for Post Acute Care
  • Llanfair Retirement Community
  • Mercy Hospital—West
  • Miami Valley Schools
  • Milford Exempted Village
  • Mother Margaret Hall (Sisters of Charity)
  • Mount Pleasant Retirement Village
  • Otterbein Lebanon Retirement Community
  • Sycamore School District
  • Twin Towers


Dietary Management Certificate (DMC)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
HRM 105 Food Service Sanitation 1 0 1
DT 120 Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle 3 0 3
DT 110 Community Nutrition 2 2 3
DT 190 Dietetic Professional Practices 1 0 1
Semester 2      
DT 115 Cooking for a Healthy Lifestyle 1 3 2
DT 125 Nutrition Through the Lifecycle 3 0 3
DT 130 Nutrition Assessment 1 2 2
DT 180 Dietetic Directed Practice: Health Care 1 0 5 1
Semester 3      
DT 211 Food Service Management 1 2 0 2
DT 215 Nutrition for Dietary Managers 2 0 2
DT 280 Dietetic Directed Practice: Food Service 0 6 1
DT 205 Quantity Food Production 0 6 3
Semester 4      
DT 225 Dietary Manager Exam Review 1 0 1
DT 287 Dietetic Practicum: Food Service 1 7 2
DT 212 Food Service Management 2 2 0 2
HRM 110 Food and Beverage Cost Control 3 0 3
Total Credits:   23 31 32


Students must score at an appropriate level on the COMPASS® placement test to enter college level courses, or complete the recommended Academic Foundations courses.