Dietary Manager Program

The Dietary Manager Program at Auburn University is a self-paced, non-credit certificate program that you can complete at home, on your own time. This means that you can maintain a job while working towards completion of the program. Those who are highly motivated and organized will best succeed in the program.

In order to complete the program, students must finish 171.5 didactic hours and 236 on-the-job experience hours for a total of 39 CEU’s. A Registered Dietitian (RD) will serve as a Clinical Instructor and home assignments must be submitted via email, fax, or mail for grading by an Auburn University trained RD grader. Please note: CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for the Dietary Manager’s Program can only be obtained by students who are completing the Auburn Dietary Manager Program and not already certified by the ANFP (Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professional). These CEUs are not available to Certified Dietary Managers to maintain their certification.

The program is designed for use by food service employees in the health-care field, particularly those in nursing home and hospital food service organizations. It has also been used successfully by food service employees in correctional facilities, public schools, and other institutional settings which include the provision of patient care.

The program was authored by Dr. Robin Fellers, Associate Professor at Auburn University.

Last Updated: June 22, 2015