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Dietary Manager

A dietary manager is a trained food service operations manager who primarily supervises and manages the dietetic services area in health care, long-term care facilities, hospitals, schools and other non-commercial food service settings.

Certificate code: CE.DIETARY.MGR

What is the job outlook?
Employment for dietary managers is expected to increase five percent through 2022. Individuals with certifications and degrees have the best job prospects. The average annual salary of a food service manager is $61,500.

What is the training?
Training consists of a six noncredit courses that provide academic and clinical/field education. Students learn the basic concepts of medical nutrition, therapy, food service operations and human resource functions. Other responsibilities include directing and controlling menu planning, food purchasing, food production and service.

What courses will I take?
Students must register for all six courses at the same time.
DMA-500 Management and Supervision for Dietary Managers
DMA-501 Food Systems Management
DMA-502 Nutrition for Dietary Management
DMA-503 Management and Supervision Clinical
DMA-504 Food Systems Management Clinical
DMA-505 Nutrition Clinical

What credentials can I earn?
Upon successful completion students will earn an AACC continuing education certificate and be prepared to to apply for the Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Protection (CDM®, CFPP®) Credentialing Exam, and for ANFP professional membership. Students are eligible for pre-professional ANFP membership. To receive the certificate students complete and submit the form to our office. The form and instructions can be found at

What will it cost?
$1,962 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees

What are the requirements?
Student must be at least 18 years old and possess a high school diploma or GED. Students must be ServSafe Certified or concurrently enrolled in HCT-333 Certification in Sanitation. They must also be employed in a healthcare dietary department and  have a qualified preceptor.

How do I enroll?
Register online, in person, by fax, or mail. Use certificate code CE.DIETARY.MGR. Visit for details.

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