Collegiate Sports Positions
University of Minnesota. Director of Sports Nutrition.
This position is responsible for providing strategic oversight and leadership of all aspects of the Sports Nutrition program ensuring direct contact with student-athletes and coaches. This position will coordinate all nutrition management and education to student-athletes, coaches and staff to maximize student-athlete performance, health and wellbeing. This position will manage the fueling stations to include a variety food choices and apply appropriate food handling procedures. This position will serve as liaison to the third party vendors and professional chefs in the operations of the training table.
Requirements: Required Qualifications: Requires BA/BS in Nutrition or related field with 7 years of experience; or 4 years of experience with a Master’s Degree in Nutrition or a related field; or only 1 year of experience with a terminal degree. Registered Dietitian (Commission on Dietetic Registration); Licensed Dietitian (in State of Minnesota, or eligible for licensure upon hire). Preferred: Experience working with Division I student-athletes and athletics programs. 5-7 years of professional experience as a dietitian. Familiarity with NCAA regulations regarding supplements and health and safety of student athletes; and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).
Apply here: University of Minnesota
University of Florida. Director of Sports Nutrition.
Responsible for all functional areas of the Sports Nutrition Department. Provides direction, oversight, and feedback to all Sports Nutrition staff members. Works in conjunction with the performance team to educate student-athletes on appropriate nutrition for optimum athletic performance. Provides regular communication and follow-up information to athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, coaches, physicians, and student-athletes. Reviews and evaluates current dietetics literature to make appropriate recommendations regarding proper nutrition for student-athletes. This posting closes on February 24, 2017.
Requirements: A Master’s Degree, certification as a registered and licensed dietitian and a minimum of five years’ experience in the field of sports nutrition is required. A minimum of one year of prior supervisory experience is required. Previous experience in an intercollegiate or professional athletics program is required. Effective computer skills, presentation skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills are also required. The ability to work a non-standard workweek, which may include nights, weekends and holidays, is mandatory.
Apply here: University of Florida
University of Illinois. Team Sports Dietitian.
Assist Director of Sports Nutrition with the assessment and counseling of student-athletes on optimal nutritional practices for exercise training, competition, recovery from practice, recovery from injury and illness, weight management, hydration and supplementation. Responsibilities: Assess and counsel student-athletes on medical-related nutrition concerns utilizing appropriate Medical Nutrition Therapy techniques conditions such as but not limited to anemia, disordered eating, diabetes, bone mineral disturbances, amenorrhea, dyslipidemia, hypertension, gastrointestinal concerns, food allergies and intolerances, and other medical conditions; Coordinate management of student-athlete blood work and supplementation for nutrient deficiencies as prescribed by team physicians; Provide team-specific nutrition trainings and recommendations; Provide consistent communication to coaching staffs, strength & conditioning staffs, athletic trainers, team physicians, mental health staffs, and administration regarding sports nutrition and sports performance related issues; Implement sport-specific hydration protocols to prevent heat related illness and promote health through adequate hydration; Coordinator and discuss travel nutrition needs for assigned teams; Develop, coordinate, and teach nutritional education, cooking programs and grocery store tours for student-athletes independently and in collaboration with CHAMPS Life Skills; Serve as a member of an interdisciplinary, integrated performance team charged with screening, treatment and prevention of disordered eating and eating disorders as necessary; Serve as a member of the menu management team within Athletic Dining, charged with enhancing the nutritional content of recipes and production techniques for nutritionally adequate meals for athletic performance and recovery; Compile reports for Athletic Dining, including but not limited to anticipated meal attendance, meal frequency reports and end-of-week attendance reporting; Actively participate in meal monitoring and plate-side nutrition education for student athletes at Athletic Dining events, and team-specific pre-game meals; Oversight of fueling stations and staff management; Responsible for ordering, inventory, and procurement of goods through necessary vendors for all athletic fueling stations; Responsible for recruiting, interviewing, hiring and scheduling undergraduate volunteers as Fueling Station Product Managers; Provide education and mentorship of sports nutrition undergraduate volunteers; Collaborate with relevant allied health care providers within the Sports Medicine department’s existing health care network by making referrals when appropriate; Collaborate with other on-campus Registered Dietitians (Housing, McKinley Health Center, FSHN) to ensure the best use of campus programming and facilities for student-athletes; Assist Director of Sports Nutrition on the evaluation of sports supplements, including research of herbal supplements for legality, safety, quality, and efficacy, and continual research of the changing sports supplement industry; Provide assessment and counseling of student-athletes regarding appropriate and legal use of dietary supplements, regularly banned drugs and restricted substances in compliance with sport governing bodies; e.g. NCAA, U.S. Anti-doping Agency (USADA), World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) and the Department of Intercollegiate (DIA) policies; Provide assessment and counseling for sport-specific and gender-specific recommendations regarding optimal body composition and weight for good health and optimal athletic performance; Coordination of the development and oversight of nutrition education material production, social media, and on-site athlete dining education; Provide sports nutrition education for DIA staff as necessary (research reviews, updated recommendations, etc.); Serve as a nutrition resource for coaches, sports medical staff, academic services staff, and others within the department as appropriate; Meet with prospective student athletes as part of the recruiting process as requested; Maintain professional competency and skills required for professional practice, including but not limited to current food, nutrition, and health issues and research related to sports nutrition; Maintain knowledge of and compliance with specific NCAA, Big Ten Conference, and institution rules that relate to this position is required.
Requirements: Master’s degree in Nutrition or related field required; One to three years’ experience working with collage age population and collegiate student-athletes. Preferred: Three or more years’ experience preferred. Experience managing division I athletics training table preferred; Registered Dietitian (Commission on Dietetic Registration) required, Licensed Dietitian (State of Illinois) required upon hire; Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) preferred; Maintains yearly continuing education in the field of sports dietetics.
Apply here: University of Illinois
Liberty University. Director of Sports Nutrition.
The Liberty University Athletic Department is accepting applications for the Director of Sports Nutrition. This is a full-time position. Responsibilities: Develop and provide comprehensive nutrition services to all Liberty University Division I (Big South Conference) student athletes. This includes but is not limited to completing comprehensive nutrition assessments, administering and interpreting body composition analysis, implementing individual and team nutrition plans, providing nutrition education to individuals and teams, creating and updating nutrition education materials, ordering, storing and distributing NCAA compliant snacks and supplements, counseling athletes on dietary supplements/ergogenic aid use and banned substances, collaborating with athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, team physicians, athletic administration, and food service personnel regarding athletes’ nutrition needs, managing department’s social media accounts, recruiting and managing student volunteers.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in clinical nutrition, food and nutrition, or related area, granted from a U.S. regionally accredited college or University; Registered dietitian with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; At least 1 year of experience as Director of Sports Nutrition at a NCAA Division I athletic program or 1 to 2 years as an Assistant to Director Sports Nutrition or related experience; The ability to work a non-standard work week is mandatory. Prior experience: Providing medical nutrition therapy for individual patients with a spectrum of nutrition concerns; Maintaining nutrition care plans for athletes; Administering body composition measurements and interpretation of the measurement to athletes, athletic trainers and coaches; Ability to work effectively with food service managers and chefs; Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with student-athletes, colleagues, professionals, and administrators; Strong organizational skills to manage shifting priorities and changing pace of workload; Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with culturally diverse students and staff; Knowledge of and ability to use various computer programs (Microsoft Office, etc.); Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction; Knowledge of NCAA rules, regulations, policies, and services; Must possess ability to adhere to and comply with Department, University, NCAA and Big South rules and regulations; Understanding of and agreement with the mission statement of Liberty University. Preferred: CSSD or working towards obtaining credential; Master’s degree in nutrition, exercise physiology, or related field; FBS level experience.
Apply here: Submit a resume, cover letter, a statement of faith, and a list of professional references to Jason Porter, EdD, ATC – Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine: at [email protected]
Oregon State University. Sports Dietitian.
The role of the Sports Dietitian is to provide optimal nutrition using effective strategies and techniques for the health and performance of student-athletes on all intercollegiate teams. Primary responsibilities include nutrition counseling, outreach, and education for student-athletes. Collaborates with training table food service staff to develop and implement a comprehensive plan to provide meals and snacks to enhance lifelong health, fitness, and optimal performance. Collaborates with sports medicine, strength and conditioning and food service staff to enhance prevention of eating disorders and substance abuse among OSU student-athletes. Communicates with team coaches and support personnel including sports medicine, strength and conditioning, and food service. Supervises and evaluates use of nutritional supplements, including herbal supplements, for legality, safety, quality, and efficacy. Monitors inventory and proper usage to ensure rules compliance. Duties: 20% clinical/sports medicine; 20% education and outreach; 10% administrative; !0% service; 5% professional development.
Requirements: Master’s degree in nutrition or other related field from an accredited college or university; Licensed Dietitian or licensable within the state of Oregon; Demonstrated skills in assessment, counseling and education/training. Preferred: Board Certified Specialist in Sports Nutrition (CSSD); Three years established experience in sports nutrition counseling; Experience in medical nutrition therapy including eating disorder counseling; Knowledge of rules and regulations of the NCAA regarding banned drugs and restricted substances; Knowledge of food service quality and safety; A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Apply here: Oregon State University
Professional Sports Positions
UFC. Director, Nutrition.
This position is based in Las Vegas, the UFC’s hometown and the Fight Capital of the World. Las Vegas matches the passion and energy of the UFC and offers a vast array of entertainment, restaurants, spas, golf courses, shops and accommodations. The UFC, owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, has additional offices in London, Toronto, Singapore and Sao Paulo. Our office consists of people who are passionate, dedicated and innovative people. Aligned with the overall strategy of the UFC and the UFC Performance Institute (UFCPI), the Director, Nutrition will lead the development and implementation of all nutrition aspects within the UFCPI. This role will work closely with the VP, Performance and the UFC Medical team to develop the world’s leading training institution in terms of performance, welfare, and research into MMA and combat sports. Key Responsibilities: Assumes a leadership role of the UFCPI nutrition program; Develops third-party consultant relationships. Forms strategic partnerships with industry leaders in sports nutrition; Develops and implements support systems to aid in athlete assessments, and data collection and management; Cultivates relationships with athletes, coaches, and gyms to distribute evidence-based relevant information; Establishes nutrition protocols; Establishes agreed-upon nutrition targets; Performs on-going training with athletes, coaches, and UFCPI staff members to ensure continued professional development and adherence to professional codes of conduct; Performs other tasks, projects, and responsibilities to establish a world class performance facility.
Requirements: Post Graduate Degree in Sports Nutrition or other related curriculum required; 7+ years of high-level technical management experience in sports nutrition; Certification as a Registered Dietician and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and/or Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS); Previous experience working effectively in a high performance environment with elite athletes and coaches; Personal or professional experience in combat or contact sport is preferred, but not required; Understanding of the demands of the MMA sport (i.e. physical, physiology, gender-specific, weight categories, weight management, travel requirements, etc.); Understanding of existing evidence-based research, and the implementation of new research areas to enhance the sport, athletes, and coaches.
Apply here: SRI
U.S. Air Force. Dietitian. Lackland AFB, TX
The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values — integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. Job Duties: The primary purpose of this position is to provide professional medical nutrition therapy and other nutrition care services and oversight in support of a Human Performance and Optimization (HPO) Program for Air Force tactical athletes; Manages and implements the BA HPO nutrition program and coordinates in the care of tactical athletes who have special nutritional needs; Develops policy and instructional materials and provides individual and group instruction (medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education) as appropriate based on tactical athlete need, level of understanding, cultural needs, and physical condition; Participates in continuing education programs to update and/or maintain skills and knowledge and conducts training of peers and subordinates.; Meets annual requirements to comply with credentials office and the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Requirements: U.S. Citizenship Required; Must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate security clearance; Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance; This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program; A pre-employment physical examination will be required. At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-09) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include: knowledge of nutrition and complex phases of sports dietetics as appropriate to the ages of tactical athletes served; knowledge of the wide range of professional principles and practices of sports dietetics, and the relationship of other complicating illnesses, injuries, and treatment methods to the specialty phase; knowledge of complex concepts of educational practices and techniques to counsel tactical athletes, develop and conduct tactical athlete education programs, and provide in-service education programs to all segments of the program as well as one-on-one tailored programs; knowledge of methods, materials, and equipment used in food preparation and service; knowledge of risk factors associated with nutritional plan adjustments and performance requirements across the lifespan of a tactical athletes.
Apply here: USAjobs.gov
FMS HS Health and Safety. Sports Dietitian (Part-time).
Part-time with potential to become full-time for someone with outstanding presentation skills, ability to teach in an engaging way to large groups and individuals. Must be able to react and adjust to a changing schedule. Be comfortable with clinical application of nutrition to lifestyle diseases and general population. This involves working with electrical workers and staff as part of a larger health and safety team.
Requirements: 2 years of experience minimum.
Apply here: Resume, cover letter and references to Jon Torine at [email protected].
HumanN. Nutrition Specialist.
HumanN endeavors to improve our customer’s experience by providing customers with an expert resource that is easily accessible. We would like to engage our customers in a conversation about the benefits of our products. We believe that best person for that is someone that has the education necessary to advise our customers appropriately. We want someone who is passionate about making a difference and changing lives, because that’s what we try to do every day through our functional foods and supplements that help the body produce Nitric Oxide. A commitment to personal health and fitness is a plus, but not a mandatory (though don’t be surprised if it that commitment grows while working with us). Duties: Invite potential customers to chat with the intent of influencing their decision to purchase; Advise customers on the uses of HumanN products; Respond to chat requests from website visitors; Support customer service representatives with appropriate answers to frequently asked question; Support internal teams efforts to communicate the benefits of HumanN’s products to our customers.
Requirements: Minimum qualifications – Bachelor’s in Nutrition or related field and credentialed as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist; Preferred qualifications – Master’s in Nutrition or related field; Experience with nutrition education and communication preferred; Good communication skills; Comfortable communicating with a keyboard; Enjoy speaking with and advising customers; Collaborates well in internal and external teams.
Apply here: Please send resumes to [email protected]
IMG Academy Summer Nutrition Coach.
Design nutritional plans that safely combine diet and exercise to improve athletic performance; Assist in leading the strategy for supplementation at IMG Academy; Educate Sports Academies, coaches, and athletes on the value of nutrition to performance; Deliver 1:1 and group sessions for fulltime, summer, adult, and professional athletes; Create a team environment to ensure best practices of nutrition services; Ensure Nutrition services at IMG Academy are evidence-based practices; Able to mentor and inspire other Academy staff and personnel; Able to troubleshoot situations and deal with any unique situations that may arise; Work with the IMG Food and Beverage Department to create health- and performance-based menus; Work in partnership with Physical Conditioning and Athletic Training departments; Able to relate and tailor messages for a broad spectrum of clients (e.g., children to elite, across sports, etc.); Able to manage strong personalities and influence accordingly; Proactive personality who is a champion for nutrition on IMG Academies campus.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or Sports Nutrition; Knowledge of legislation in Florida in relation to Nutrition services and advice; Strong communication and motivational skills; Understanding of latest research in the field of nutrition; Experience designing menu plans that will help maximize athletic performance; Ability to take accurate measurements including body weight and height; Ability to understand rules of various sports governing bodies regarding banned substances; Ability to deliver current knowledge in realistic and practical terms; Perceived credibility as a subject matter expert in the field of Nutrition; Registered Dietician (RD); State Licensure in FL (LD) Preferred: CSSD (Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics); Experience with nutrient analysis software.
Apply here: IMG Academy
Graduate Assistant, Internship and Fellowship Positions
University of Tulsa. Sports Nutrition Internship.
The University of Tulsa Department of Athletic Performance is accepting applications for the Summer 2017 Athletic Performance/Sports Nutrition Internship Curriculum. This volunteer internship will expose participants to all facets of Athletic Performance. Interns will complete both an academic and practical curriculum. Academic experiences include: weekly reading assignments, creating educational materials, program design projects, daily meetings/discussions with full time staff members, and weekly evaluations. Practical experiences include: hands on experience in fueling and training Division I Athletes, staff meetings, daily maintenance, technology implementation and record keeping. Interns will receive experience working with various teams in a Division I training environment, have the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities, and receive college credit if applicable.
Requirements: Enrollment in a bachelor’s/master’s program in exercise science, nutrition or dietetics, or related field, punctuality, enthusiasm, and strong work ethic. Preferred qualifications include: CPR/First Aid certification.
Apply here: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Annie Hogan Lowry, Director of Sports Nutrition, via e-mail: [email protected]
University of Michigan. Performance Nutrition Fellow position.
The University of Michigan is accepting applications for a 12-month Performance Nutrition Fellowship position. Start date is March, 2017. This performance nutrition fellowship opportunity will prepare registered dietitians for advanced sports nutrition practice that will optimize student-athlete performance, and improve student-athlete health, welfare, and lifetime wellness through an interdisciplinary model and the utilization of evidence-based practice concepts. The University of Michigan Post- Graduate Performance Nutrition Fellowship aims to further the development of registered dietitians into proficient and expert level clinicians and future leaders in the field of sports medicine through mentored sports performance education opportunities along with dedicated sport assignments. Performance Nutrition Fellows are exposed to multidisciplinary settings of clinical practice, testing, and research, as well as administrative and interpersonal growth and development. Primary Job Responsibilities: Manage Team Fueling Stations – including staffing, inventory, distribution and education; Monitor Training Tables and team meals; Supervise performance nutrition interns and volunteers; Conduct new athlete nutrition screenings; Evaluate dietary supplements for banned substances; knowledgeable about NCAA, Big 10, WADA/USADA, Professional Athletic League dietary supplement regulations; Perform grocery tours and cooking demos; Develop education materials and facilitate team education sessions; Conduct nutrition, hydration and body composition assessments; interpretation of results; Coordinate pre- and post-game meals and snacks for at home and away competitions; Provide performance nutrition information on social media; Act as a nutrition resource for athletic trainers, coaches, strength & conditioning coaches, medical staff, and food service personnel. Document performance nutrition metrics, including recovery initiatives, team education interventions, individual athlete consults, body composition assessments and progress, and biochemical parameters; Other duties as assigned by the Director of Performance Nutrition; Adhere to all policies and procedures as defined by the NCAA, Big 10, University of Michigan, and University of Michigan Department of Athletics.Possible Team Assignments: Women’s Basketball, Women’s Water Polo, Women’s Field Hockey, Men’s & Women’s Tennis Men’s & Women’s Golf Men’s Wrestling.
Requirements: Bachelors’ degree in Nutrition required; Masters’ Degree in Nutrition or related field preferred;Current Registered Dietitian (RD) credential (or RD-eligible) through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR); Desire to work towards Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) certification (CDR); Current CPR and AED certification; Thorough knowledge of nutrition principles as they relate to Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and athletic performance.
Apply here: Interested candidates should submit the following: a) Letter of Intent b) Resume c) Names, phone numbers, and email addresses for at least three (3) professional references. Qualified applicants may be subject to a background check and may be required to travel to Ann Arbor, MI for an on-campus interview.
Contact: Caroline Mandel, MS, RD, CSSD University of Michigan
1000 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone (734) 615-08637
fax- (734) 936-5182
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