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Dietary Manager Overview

Certified Dietary Manager Program 

Become a Certified Dietary Manager

Dietetics is the high-tech science of applying food and nutrition to health. It is a vital, growing field open to creativity and opportunity and the possibilities are endless. Employment of dietitians is expected to grow at the rate of 11% between 2018 and 2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dietetics is a dynamic profession offering many different opportunities for practice. Individuals with CDM and CFPP credentials continue to earn more than those without them.

A Solid Foundation

Designed to give you the knowledge you need to sit for certification exams and become a Certified Dietary Manager with only 9 credit hours of coursework required. This program includes: 

Career Opportunities

With just nine hours of course work, you’ll gain the hands-on, practical skills required of dietary managers and be ready to launch or expand your career. Certified dietary managers can find employment opportunities in fields such as:

  • Public Health 
  • Foodservice
  • Sports & Wellness
  • Education

With a 2019 median annual salary of $34,782, demand for certified dietary managers is growing! According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for these skilled professionals is expected to increase 11 percent by 2028.


Affordable. Achievable.

This program will give you the tools to begin your career in just 8 weeks if courses are taken within one semester. Students can be admitted to the program with few requirements - a diploma or GED, background check and drug screening, and record of current immunizations. 

Ready to start down the road toward your career in dietary nutrition? Follow your heart and fill out the form on this page to learn more about this course in Certified Dietary Management today! You can also email us at or call 855.791.7201 for more information on the program. 

A Note on State Testing

Students are eligible for ANFP Pre-Professional membership and graduates of the program (courses) are eligible for the CDM Credentialing Exam and ANFP Professional membership. Classes may be taken alone to pursue the CDM, CFPP credential, or taken as part of the Allied Health Science degree.


*This program is approved through the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals