Why choose Dietary and Food Service Management
The Dietary and Food Service Management Program at Ferris State was developed to respond to the industry need for certified dietary managers within the healthcare industry. This program prepares students to become certified as a CDM, Certified Dietary Manager, and includes 400 hours of supervised clinical experience. Graduates will be experts at managing dietary operations, and will work together with registered dietitians to provide quality nutritional care for clients in a variety of non-commercial settings.
These graduates will be trained and qualified to administrate menus, food purchasing, and food preparation; and to apply nutrition principles, document nutrition information, ensure food safety, manage work teams, and much more.
Get a Great Job
It is clear that the dietetic and nutritional jobs will continue to grow and certification and trained job candidates are in high demand. The projected growth in both acute and long-term care facilities provides numerous employment opportunities for individuals trained to provide nutrition services.
Applicants are expected to meet 3 of the 4 criteria listed below in order to be placed directly into a College of Business bachelor/associate degree program. Any mitigating circumstances will be ocnsidered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean's Office.High school GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
English ACT of 16 or higher or SAT of 370 or higher
MATH ACT of 19 or higher or SAT of 460 or higher
Reading ACT of 19 or higher
Applicants not meeting the above criteria for direct admission into a specific COB program, but still meeting Ferris State University admissions criteria, will be placed into the College of Business in the Pre-Business program until they meet the admission criteria for the program into which they desire entrance. Transfer admission criteria can be found on the transfer student webpage.
Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core classes, in the major, and overall.
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