Dietary Manager (online)


Dietary Manager is an online training program designed to meet the educational needs of individuals desiring to work with Registered Dietitians to provide quality nutritional care for patients/residents. They are involved in food procurement services, sanitation, food and safety, as well as administrative personnel management. This program consists of one to two lessons per week and 150 hours of field experience training. The program, approved by the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP),  is designed to prepare graduates to take the National Credentialing Exam to become a Certified Dietary Manager (CDM).

Program director: Lisa Blackburn 
Tel: 423-342-3977 Fax: 423-547-2587
E-mail address:


Information Detail
Time Commitment
Typical Program Length 8 Months
Clock Hours 864
Class Type Online
Credentials Certificate
Total Tuition/Fees $2,739.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $894.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Dietary Aide372Certificate
Foodservice Technician432Certificate
Dietary Manager (8 months)864Certificate

High School Diploma or GED & Recent TB Skin Test or Chest X-Ray (prior to field training.)

Campus Locations

Main Campus
426 Highway 91 North
Elizabethton, TN 37643


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Management of Food
Sanitation and Food Safety
Career Skills I
Field Training MFS
Field Training S and S
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Nutrition And Diet Therapy
Human Resources
Career Skills II
Field Training Nutrition
Field Training Human Resources


Certified Dietary Manager
Certified Food Protection Professional

Books and Supplies Lists


Phyllis Ensor
Lisa Blackburn
Stephanie Roark

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