program details


The Nutrition & Foodservice Professional training program includes all the ANFP approved coursework and your faculty preceptor to oversee the required hours to qualify you to sit for the Certified Dietary Manager exam.

  • All work can be completed offline, then emailed to your preceptor

  • Move seamlessly between computers at work or home

  • Interact with course faculty, preceptors and other students

  • Supplemental reading & reference materials included for each lesson

  • Required field experience can be completed where you work at your current healthcare facility

  • Students are eligible for pre-professional membership in ANFP

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are included as your instructor/preceptor

textbooks & materials

The course uses both ANFP textbooks and Nutricopia procedure & diet manuals.  You'll receive ordering information once you're enrolled.

Web-based software is provided.

required resources

Because the course is web-based, you must have access to:

  • a computer

  • a printer

  • high speed internet

  • email

tuition and fees

Complete information about tuition is included in the application packet.  You'll pay tuition after you've been accepted into the program.


The program prepares you to become a Certified Dietary Manager, and to join the national professional association called ANFP (Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals), which fosters career growth through continuing education. Successful completion of this course culminates in the student taking the examination to be recognized as a Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM, CFPP). Visit the Certifying Board for Dietary Manager (CBDM) website to review the certification process.

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