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Dietary Manager

Health Science career cluster

Quick Program Facts

Program Description

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

You must:

  • 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.



Southeast Campus

Community & Industry Education Services
Terry Aaron

Updated December 11, 2017