food service management

Food Service is one of the fastest growing fields in the United States and offers qualified professionals excellent job placement, an opportunity for rapid advancement, and a fulfilling and rewarding future in an exciting, diverse field.

The Food Service Management Program (PDF) at Indiana State University prepares students for entry level management positions in commercial or institutional food service, related to various aspects of the business of food.  Students will be challenged to develop academic and practitioner skills, and critical thinking and problem-solving in real life situations are daily occurrences in upper level courses. Within the course of study, students will have a variety of practitioner experiences, including:

Sequence of Courses (PDF)

Students are also required to complete a supervised work experience in food service management as part of their course of study.  Past students have completed these experiences in a wide variety of places including Disney, university food services, and restaurants (Bob Evans, Red Lobster, Outback Steakhouse), and in a variety of locations in Terre Haute or out of state.

Students also have the opportunity to become Serv Safe certified.

Food Service Management offers several career opportunities in diverse areas, including, but not limited to:

Students who major in Food Service Management are encouraged to consider minoring in either Business Administration or Marketing as a good combination with this major.

For more information on applying to Indiana State University contact the Admissions Office.

For more information, contact
Lynn Duerr, PhD, RD, CD
Associate Professor
Applied Health Sciences
Arena B-63
401 N. 4th Street
Terre Haute, IN  47809


812.237.3309
Lynn.Duerr@indstate.edu
FAX 812.237.8607