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The University strives to align its practices and resources in support of its core values of collaboration, diversity, ethical community, excellence, learning and opportunity. Ferris' mission is to prepare students for successful careers, responsible citizenship and lifelong learning. Through its many partnerships and its career-oriented, broad-based education, Ferris serves our rapidly changing global economy and society. Students at Ferris have exceptional access to faculty due to the University’s low student-faculty ratio and small class sizes, which promote more engaging instruction, one-on-one career advice and professional connections. Courses at Ferris State are taught by credentialed, dedicated instructors who have real-world experience in their fields and provide relevant, adaptive coursework with an emphasis on hands-on learning.
Ferris is committed to ensuring that students gain real-world skills outside of the classroom. The university works with numerous external partners, including alumni, industry and professional leaders, for program direction and networking advantages. It also requires program-related internships in most of its degree programs. As a result, the majority of students enrolled in bachelor’s or more advanced degree programs participate in internships that support their personal and professional growth. Classes are available on campus as well as online. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Nutrition in Food Service Management prepares students to become Certified Dietary Managers (CDM). CDMs work together with registered dietitians to provide quality nutritional care for clients. They perform routine nutritional screening, calculate nutrient intake, identify nutrition problems, implement diet plans and carry out all aspects of food service management. The degree program was developed in direct response to the need for more CDMs in the growing health care field. CDMs are typically employed in areas such as assisted living, long term care, rehabilitation centers, acute care, and daycare facilities. Earning the CDM designation would be beneficial to anyone pursuing a career in the health care field, or food service industry, where knowledge of nutrition, allergens, weight loss, and therapeutic diets would be useful. Throughout their studies, students have the opportunity to earn professional certifications, such as ServSafe and First Aid/CPR, as a part of their required courses.
Ferris State is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
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