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 resources.
The Dietary Management Certificate offers three pathways that prepare students to earn the Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM, CFPP) credential.
Pathway II is available for candidates who hold a 2-year or 4-year degree in foodservice/hospitality management, culinary, pastry, or nutrition. This pathway is available only through online education.
Other pathways include:
- Pathway I: Available for candidates with no college degree or noncommercial foodservice management experience.
- Pathway IIIb: Available for candidates with no college degree, but have at least 2 years of non-commercial foodservice management experience.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates of Pathway II are eligible to take the national certification exam to become a Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional.
Related ProgramsCulinary Arts (CUL)Hospitality Management (HOSP)Pastry Arts (PAS)Dietetic Technology (DT)Pre-Nutrition Science (PNS)
The program is approved by the Association for Foodservice and Nutrition Professionals, 406 Surrey Woods Drive, St. Charles, IL 60174. Phone (800) 323-1908. Website: www.anfponline.org
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)
- Certified Foodservice Protection Professional (on completion of the certification exam)
Graduate Employment Outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dietetic practitioners is expected to grow by 10 percent or more through 2030 due to the increased emphasis on disease prevention, a growing and aging population, and a public interest in nutrition. Many schools hire qualified Dietetic Technicians and Dietary Managers.
$56,590 median annual salary