Quick Program Facts
- Number of courses: 2
- Total hours: 128
- Length of program: 2 semesters
- Times offered: fall and spring (sometimes summer)
- Approved by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP)
- Endorsed by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Long Term Care
- Cost: $570 per course
- Financial aid: TPEG
- Campus: Southeast
- Types of instruction: classroom and clinical
- Certificate: Dietary Manager Certification
Our non-credit continuing education Dietary Manager Program is on-the-job training for people with leadership qualities. You will be ready to hold supervisory positions in health care food service departments.
You will learn through the practical projects and experiences that your health care facility will provide.
Once in the program, you will develop your food service management skills. You will also focus on how important nutrition is to planning, preparing and serving food that will contribute to the health and satisfaction of patients and staff.
The program consists of 2 courses, which you can take in any order:
- Dietary Manager I
- Dietary Manager II
Admission Requirements and Procedures
- Provide a copy of your high school diploma or GED certificate
- Be employed by a hospital or nursing facility
- Have a qualified preceptor who can coordinate the entire 150 hours of field experience
and directly supervise 50 of those hours in nutrition-related experiences
- Note: A DTR and CDM may precept only non-nutrition portion.
Credentials in Detail
After completing this program, you will receive Certificate of Completion.
After successfully completing the courses, your will be eligible for membership in the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) and to take the ANFP credentialing examination.
Courses You Will Take
Check availability: Go to the Course Sections Offered by Term page and scroll down to Continuing Education Terms.
How to Apply
Register for the Dietary Manager Program courses.
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Updated December 11, 2017