Dietary Manager Certificate

Upon completion of this certificate, the students will be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a certified dietary Manager. This certificate is accredited by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals. Certified dietary managers supervise and oversee dietetic services in long-term care facilities, hospitals, schools, correctional institutions and other non-commercial foodservice settings. They are trained to understand the basic nutritional needs of their clientele. Dietary managers work in partnerships with registered dietitians. The dietary manager is responsible for purchasing, sorting, preparing, and delivering balanced nutritional meals. They provide menu variety while maintaining nutritional requirements within cost/profit objectives. The curriculum is separated into four major classroom components: nutrition and medical nutrition therapy, management of foodservices, human resource management, sanitation and food safety. The program will be completed in two semesters.

Suggested/Sample Course Sequence

The sequence taken by the student may vary depending on prerequisites, course availability, and personal/ professional responsibilities.

(Major Code 5370; State CIP Code 51.3103)

First Semester

DIET 100Foodservice Management for Dietary Managers3
DIET 151Nutrition and Meal Planning3
HMGT 120Food Service Sanitation1
HMGT 128Supervisory Management3
HMGT 123Professional Cooking I*3
MATH 120Business Mathematics* (or higher)3
Total Hours16

Second Semester

DIET 200Medical Nutrition Therapy*3
ENGL 121Composition I*3
DIET 275Dietary Managers Practicum*2
DIET 251Nutrition Applications*3
HMGT 207Hospitality Human Resource Management*3
Total Hours14

Total Program Hours: 30