Mar 24, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook

Dietary Manager, CSC

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PURPOSE: The purpose of the Dietary Manager Career Studies Certificate is designed to provide entry-level training for careers as foodservice and dietary managers in hospitals, long term care facilities and related healthcare foodservice establishments. This career studies certificate will prepare students to take the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) credentialing exam to earn the Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) and Certified Food Protection Professional (CFPP) credentials.

CREDENTIALS:  A Career Studies Certificate (CSC) is a program of study typically less than one year in length with a major in a career-technical area. Students receiving a CSC intend to pursue immediate employment. Certification for employment includes the national Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) credentialing exam.

The college has entered into a regional reciprocity agreement through NC-SARA to accept out-of-state students (except for students residing in California) in our online programs and courses. Students may contact the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) at 804-225-2600 or for information related to state agency contacts for complaint resolution. General disclosure information about external certification or licensure requirements outside the state of Virginia may be found at   


Students must meet Brightpoint admission requirements. New students should work with their New Student Navigator to get ready for their first semester. They can also email for assistance. Continuing students should work with their faculty advisor on academic planning and graduation requirements.

Students must be able to fulfill all essential functions as outlined in the program materials located on the web site.

Before enrolling in DIT 190 students must submit to a criminal background check, drug screening and physical examination with immunization as indicated. Additional testing may be required. Evidence of hepatitis-B vaccination or declination statement must be provided. Results of screenings must be available and evaluated as satisfactory by the dates provided at the time of enrollment. Students who fail to meet this requirement will not be allowed to enroll in DIT 190.

The criminal background and physical examination requirements are conducted by an independent company not associated with Brightpoint and is considered to be part of the expenses students are responsible for prior to enrolling in DIT 190.This process can take 30 days to complete. Students should contact the health and physical education department at 804-706-5084.

The program requires additional expenditures for the student’s health assessment, immunizations, urine drug screen, criminal background check, uniforms, supplies and equipment as required by the supervised practice site as part of DIT 190.

A prospective student with a felony/misdemeanor conviction needs to see the DIT 190 course instructor/program advisor prior to enrolling.

To become a certified dietary manager (CDM) and certified food protection professional (CFPP), a student must satisfactorily complete HLT 230, HRI 115, HRI 101, HRI 102, DIT 221, DIT 190 and pass the national Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) credentialing exam.


  1. Apply food safety and sanitation standards in health care food service operations.
  2. Implement medical nutrition therapies in health care facilities.
  3. Demonstrate the skills necessary to pass the nationally recognized Association of Nutrition and Food Service Professional (ANFPP) Certified Dietary Manager (CDM/Certified Food Protection Professional (CFPP) exam.
  4. Evaluate and communicate the relationship among nutrition, human development, and lifestyle on disease prevention.

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 16


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their degree progress by accessing advisement reports in the Student Information System (SIS) in the myBrightpoint portal or the Academic Planner in Navigate.

Students must pass background and drug screen before taking DIT 190.

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