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.
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.
New Students: 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from high school and two of the following three criteria: (1) English ACT score of 16 or higher, or English SAT score of 370 or higher; (2) Math ACT score of 19 or higher, or Math SAT score of 460 or higher; (3) Reading ACT score of 19 or higher, or Verbal SAT score of 430 or higher.
Transfer Students: Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended, and the following criteria: (1) transfer equivalency for ENGL 150 or placement in ENGL 150 the first semester at FSU which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher; (2) transfer equivalency for FSU MATH 115 or placement in MATH 115 the first semester at FSU which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
Exceptions: Applicants not meeting the above criteria (new or transfer students) for direct admission, but still meet Ferris State University admission criteria, will be placed in the Pre-Business program until the admission criteria are met. Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Deans's Office.
Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core classes, in the major, and overall.
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