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 $2,738.38
Textbook/Supplies Cost $895.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Dietary Aide (4 months)Certificate
Foodservice Technician (4 months)Certificate
Dietary Manager (8 months)Certificate
Certified Dietary Manager (upon passing exam)Certificate

High School Diploma or GED & Recent TB Skin Test or Chest X-Ray (prior to field training.) Please see Dietary Manager Hybrid Online Instructions PDF posted under books and supplies sheets for more information.

Campus Locations

Main Campus
426 Highway 91 North
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Job Duties

Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 1,170

Current job openings per year: 100


First Trimester: 
Orientation to CDM
Career 1
Mgmt of Foodservice
Safety and Sanitation
Field Training for MFS
Field Training for S/S
Second Trimester: 
Career Skills 2
Nutrition & Medical Nutrition Therapy
Human Resource Mgmt
Field Training for Nut
Field Training for HRM


Phyllis Ensor
Stephanie Roark

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