Collegiate Sports Positions
University of Minnesota – Assistant Director of Sports Nutrition
The Assistant Director of Nutrition will serve as a member of the Department of Athletics that is committed to excellence and advancing the welfare of the student-athlete. Primary responsibility will be assisting the Director of Nutrition with day-to-day execution of the Football Performance Nutrition program, as well as other sports as assigned. Position responsibilities include: Provides nutritional care and education to student-athletes, coaches and sports medicine staff to maximize student-athlete performance, health and well-being; Assess and analyze dietary practices, body composition, and energy balance (intake and expenditure) of student-athletes in the context of athletic performance and health; Provide meal-plans based on assessment of sport program participation, needs, conditions, and age; Counsel student-athletes on optimal nutrition for exercise training (match nutrition to training phases and goals), competition, recovery from exercise, weight management, hydration, travel, and supplementation; Counsel student-athletes on achieving and maintaining a level of body mass, body fat, and muscle mass that is consistent with good health and good performance in collaboration with sports medicine staff; Provide and coordinate team meals, snacks and special event plans to promote achieving goals for athletic performance and good health; Develop and employ resources to support educational efforts regarding the nutritional needs of a student-athletes; Coordinate appropriate pre-, during, and post-exercise fluids and snacks for individual training, team practice, and competition; Plan and execute daily team meals, while coordinating with caterers, sports medicine staff, and operations staff.
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition or a closely related field and two (2) years of professional experience as a dietitian or a combination of related education and work experience equal to six years. Current registration as a Dietitian from the American Dietetics Association and licensure by the State of Minnesota Board of Dietetics and Nutrition. Familiarity with NCAA regulations regarding the health and safety of student athletes is essential. Preferred: Advanced degree in Nutrition or related field and extended experience working with Division I student-athletes.
Apply here: University of Minnesota
Miami University – Consultant Sports Dietitian
This past year, MUSM has provided nutritional education for our student-athletes with a nutritional consultant. Unfortunately, I was informed our consultant is relocating with her family and is unable to renew her contract for next year. Our consultant contract is one year renewable and included the below responsibilities. Our current set up was providing nutritional services to our student-athletes at a minimum of once a week with some weeks to include scheduled team group educational sessions or other programming (grocery store education/dining hall walk throughs, etc.). The contract included a one on one consultation rate plus mileage for travel time to campus. Key responsibilities: deliver team talks; consult with individual athletes and provide nutrition assessment, develop nutrition care plans, and provide medical nutrition therapy as part of a multidisciplinary sports medicine team; communicate with athletic trainers, strength and conditioning staff, coaching staff; calculate energy needs for individual athletes; create educational materials; evaluate lab results; supply nutrition support for teams through providing insight into team meals, menu planning, and game-time fueling for home and travel competition; evaluate nutritional trends and supplement products; provide counseling and care for high risk populations, including eating disorders and disordered eating. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations essential. Ability to work a nonstandard work week which may include nights and weekends.
Apply here: If interested in 25-30 hours/week, please send resume, cover letter and 3 references to [email protected]
Washington State University – Performance Nutrition Dietitian
This position will work within the WSU Athletics Department’s Performance Nutrition program supporting the nutrition wellbeing of WSU student-athletes, as well as fully embodying and representing the program’s FUEL “Real Food for Real Athlete” philosophy. Primary duties will include: conducting individual student-athlete performance nutrition and/or medical nutrition therapy consultation, developing and implementing the latest research supported performance nutrition and medical nutrition therapy recommendations, and conducting individual nutrition related field analysis (i.e. urine specific gravity tests). Present on nutrition topics supporting optimal performance, healthy body image, and long-term well-being to student-athletes, coaches, sports medicine staff, and administration.
Requirements: Positions require a Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year‐for‐year basis. Preferred: Masters Degree in Nutritional Sciences or other related fields.; Three (3) years of work experience as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist; One (1) year of experience working in a Division I and/or Professional athletics environment; Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD); Experience working within and Electronic Medical/Health Records System; Work experience that demonstrates strong computer knowledge in Microsoft Office programs; Experience that demonstrates ability to work successfully with a diverse student population; Work experience that demonstrates strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills.
Apply here: Washington State University
University of Nebraska – Assistant Director of Sports Nutrition
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. Primary responsibility will be assisting the Director with day-to-day execution of the Football Performance Nutrition program. Plan and execute team meals, individual counseling with food log analysis and meal plan design, performing DEXA scans, team travel, assist with individual and team game day operations for pre-competition meals, hydration, catering, competition, and supplementation; meet with prospective student athletes and their guests. Provide medical nutrition therapy as needed to help manage and treat medical conditions. May work with other sports as assigned by Director. Ability to work a nonstandard workweek which may include nights, weekends, and holidays.
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition/Dietetics plus one (1) year experience in performance nutrition in collegiate athletics. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations essential. Possess strong computer skills, specifically with Microsoft Office. Ability to work a nonstandard work week which may include nights, weekends, and holidays. Additionally, applicants must be a Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietitian Eligible, must pass exam within 3 months of hire. Must receive DEXAcertification after hire. Ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Nutrition, exercise science, sports administration or related and be a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD)
Apply here: University of Nebraska
University of Alabama – Assistant Sports Nutritionist
The Assistant Sports Nutritionist is responsible for assisting in the development and coordination of optimal nutritional services for Division I student athletes and the Athletics Department of The University of Alabama. Manages nutrition aspects for teams as assigned. Collaborate with administrative, coaching and support staff to enhance performance and health of student athletes. As directed by the Sports Nutritionist, this position will provide individual and group/team nutrition counseling and education to enhance the performance of competitive student athletes, on site and during travel.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in clinical nutrition, food and nutrition, or related area, granted from a US regionally accredited college or university with two years of experience or Master’s degree in nutrition or exercise physiology. Completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association. Registered Dietitian with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association; Certification/Licensure as required by state of practice. Preferred: Prefer RD. Highly prefer a minimum of one year experience in a collegiate sports environment. Basic knowledge of NCAA Division I policies and procedures. Experience working with a diverse student population and understanding of multicultural issues. Experience in collegiate athletic environment.
Apply here: University of Alabama
USOC – Registered Dietitian (Food Service)
This position is responsible for providing nutrition expertise and education in support of the USOC’s sports nutrition philosophy and goals. Responsible for menu and nutrition strategy and development, nutrition communication and education, collaboration with the Sports Performance nutrition team and oversight of nutrition student volunteers. See description for full list of duties.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Sport Nutrition; Master’s degree in Sport Nutrition. Registered Dietitian (RD); Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) preferred; Registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association. Minimum 1-3 years of experience with applied learning in sport nutrition and counseling. Experience in nutrition counseling and nutrition education.
Apply here: USOC
College of Charleston – Director of Sports Nutrition (Part-time)
The College of Charleston invites applications for the position of Director of Sports Nutrition. This position manages all aspects of nutritional services for student-athletes at the College of Charleston. The position reports directly to the Director of Strength and Conditioning. Duties include but are not limited to: working with the Director of Strength and Conditioning to provide nutritional items for student-athletes that complement the body composition goals of each student; providing educational and nutritional counseling to student-athletes and coaches; consulting with the sports medicine staff regarding illnesses/injuries; consulting with coaching staff regarding performance standards; developing educational material; performing body composition and nutritional analysis; collaborating with on campus food vendors; procuring nutritional items for the fueling station and other duties as assigned. The is a new, part-time hourly position with no benefits. During the academic year (August 1- April 30th) the Director will work approximately 30 hours per week. During the summer and holidays approximately 5-10 hours a week will be required. The hourly rate will vary between $30-$35/ hour dependent upon experience. Some weekend and holiday work may be required based on specific sport seasons.
Requirements: The successful candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree and be a Registered Dietician who is eligible for licensure in the state of South Carolina. A Master’s degree is preferred. CSSD (Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics) credential is highly recommended. One to two years of experience working as a sports nutritionist in individualized and group counseling is recommended. The candidate must have a high level of sports-specific nutrition knowledge and be well versed in body composition analysis, performance nutrition and eating disorders. Effective written and oral communication skills are critical. Ability to manage a budget is required. The candidate must be able to collaborate with coaches, sports medicine and strength and coaching personnel. Must have knowledge of and adhere to FERPA/HIPPA and NCAA, College of Charleston and state of South Carolina rules and regulations.
Apply here: To apply please submit letter of application, resume with names of three professional references to Marc Proto, Director of Strength and Conditioning at [email protected].
MPOWER Performance Institute
We are seeking a Registered Dietitian with an amazing attitude and a passion for helping people!
MPOWER Performance Institute represents a new paradigm in Personal Wellness by incorporating a medical approach to achieve optimum results. MPOWER coordinates our clients’ fitness and wellness improvement through programs developed in concert with physicians, surgeons, physical therapists, personal trainers and dietitians. Dietitians are the primary responsible party and resource for all activities related to nutritional programming for MPOWER patients and clients. This candidate will work closely with the concierge physician, physical therapists and personal trainers to develop and coordinate all nutritional needs for our patients and clients.
Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in nutrition science or related field; Registered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in Tennessee; Minimum 2 years experience as a dietitian; At least 1 year of sports nutrition experience is
Apply here: MPOWER Perfomance Institute
Graduate Assistant, Internship and Fellowship Positions
Liberty University – Sports Nutrition Intern
The Liberty University Sports Nutrition department is in search of a Sports Nutrition intern to assist us in “Fueling Champions for Christ” and support our NCAA Division 1 programs here in Lynchburg, VA. This is a one year, PAID, full time internship (40h a week) beginning on July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. All interested candidates should apply. Responsibilities: Assist in managing, purchasing, and stocking food/supplies and supplements. Maintaining inventory for fueling stations, snacking and recovery stations throughout campus for our athletes; Assist in snack preparation, setting up/tearing down of portable stations including delivery of foods/beverages to multiple sites/practice locations/locker rooms; Maintain equipment including blenders, refrigerators and microwaves; Assist with hydration and body composition testing, as needed per the athletic training staff under the direction of the Sports dietitian; Perform team presentations, grocery store tours and assist in resource development to communicate nutrition recommendations to our student athletes in an effective manner; Other duties as assigned by the Director of Sports Nutrition.
Requirements: Candidates should be working towards or have already obtained a degree in one of the above or a closely associated field. Experience working in food service, athletics and a fast paced environment is a plus. Preference will be given to candidates who are RD/RD eligible but all are encouraged to apply.
Apply here: Interested candidates should apply and send a cover letter, 3 references (2 professional and one personal), statement of faith and resume to Isaac Hicks III, Director of Sports Nutrition, Liberty University @ [email protected]. Any additional questions about this posting should be forwarded to the above email as well.
Georgia Tech University – Sports Nutrition Seasonal Assistant
Georgia Tech Athletics has an exciting opportunity for a Sports Nutrition Seasonal Assistant to join our team. This position will assist in the day-to-day operations of the Nutrition Center, as well as service the nutritional needs of individual teams (as assigned). Responsibilities: Keep inventory and usage trends of the main nutrition center located within the Athletic Association building; Assist in the ordering & delivery of nutrition product to any satellite nutrition centers; Assist with scheduling and oversight of student workers; Assess, counsel, advise as it relates to nutritional needs for assigned teams (to be determined); Stay current on latest research on various supplements or other sports nutrition related products; Assist with summer nutrition programming – cooking demos, grocery store tours, basic education sessions, and other nutrition-related efforts; Cooperate with the Athletics compliance office regarding NCAA rules and policies, including reporting requirements, and make a determined effort to ensure that staff and teams are in compliance; Exhibit the GT Athletics core values of character, excellence, teamwork, and innovation. Promote these values throughout the organization with a focus on fulfilling the GT Athletics mission; Perform other related duties as assigned.
Requirements: Bachelor degree in nutrition or related field; Experience in sports nutrition setting preferred; Registered dietitian nutritionist (or RD eligible).
Apply here: Georgia Tech
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