Randy Bird joined the Virginia athletics staff in 2010 as the director of sports nutrition. He had spent the previous five years as the sports nutritionist at the University of Kansas.
Bird is responsible for the development and coordination of optimal nutritional services at Virginia and for the nutritional development and care of student-athletes. He consults with teams and individual student-athletes to provide direction and communicate the value of nutrition programs specifically designed to promote their health and performance. He works with the chef to develop menus for the training table and organize cooking demonstrations and grocery store visits for student-athletes to help them make better food choices.
Bird created and implemented the first sports nutrition program at Kansas where he provided nutrition education and counseling for the Jayhawks' 18 intercollegiate athletics teams. He worked with Kansas' sports medicine, sports performance and coaching staffs to promote enhanced performance and optimal health for each student-athlete.
Prior to his position at Kansas, Bird was a clinical dietitian at The Washington Hospital in Washington, Pa., for two years and also worked as a sports nutritionist in the Greater Pittsburgh area. He also served as a clinical dietitian for Carilion Health Services, Inc., at Giles Memorial Hospital in Giles, Va., and NRV Medical Center in Radford, Va., for one year.
Bird spent three years at Virginia Tech serving as a strength and conditioning intern, sports nutrition intern and a graduate teaching assistant in the department of human nutrition, foods and exercise science.
He earned a bachelor's of science degree in human nutrition, foods and exercise science from Virginia Tech in 1999 and a master's of science degree in nutrition for sports from Virginia Tech in 2005. He served a dietetic internship at the University of Delaware in 2002.
Bird is a registered dietitian and a certified specialist in sports dietetics with the American Dietetic Association, and a certified strength and conditioning coach with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is an executive committee member of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association.
Vice President and Treasurer:
Allison Maurer, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
University of Tennessee
fueling into daily training routines for all of Nebraska's 24 varsity sports. She provides individual nutritional counseling that focuses on individual performance fueling strategies, hydration and proper supplementation, team nutrition education sessions, on-site and travel meal management, body composition analysis, and eating disorder prevention and counseling. Remmers also assists with the daily operations of the Training Table, administering the food labeling system and participating on the menu management team.
Secretary and Conference Chair:
Lindsey Remmers, MS, RD, CSSD
University of Nebraska
As a registered dietitian and board certified specialist in sports dietetics, Remmers joined the Nebraska Athletic Department as a full-time staff member in 2008 and serves as the director of sports nutrition. In her role, Remmers works to help integrate healthy choices and optimal
Scott Sehnert, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
Scott Sehnert joined the Auburn University Sports Medicine staff in August 2009. In his role as sports dietitian, he oversees the sports nutrition needs for AU's 21 varsity sports including nutrition education, counseling, training tables, body composition analysis and supplement evaluation.
After completing his first master's degree and clinical training, he spent three months as an intern with the U.S. Speed Skating Team and the University of Utah sports nutrition program. Prior to coming to Auburn, he held a similar position at Michigan State University where he coordinated the sports nutrition services for student-athletes. Sehnert is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and is a member of the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) dietetic practice group. Scott also holds certifications with the ADA as a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
Amanda Carlson-Phillips, MS, RD, CSSD
Amanda Phillips is the vice president of nutrition and research for EXOS, formerly Athletes' Performance and Core Performance in Phoenix, Ariz. A registered dietitian, Phillips earned her bachelor's degree in nutritional sciences with a minor in chemistry from the University of Arizona and then went on to complete a master's degree in sports nutrition and exercise physiology from Florida State University.
At EXOS, Phillips works directly with the nutrition team and also coordinates research efforts to help EXOS stay on the cutting-edge of sports science. The CPSDA plans to capitalize on Phillip's research experience as she endeavors to validate the value that sports dietitians bring to athletic programs.
Student and Sports Nutrition Immersion Program Chair:
Chelsea Burkart, MS, RD, CSSD
University of Illinois
Illini Sports Nutrition is headed by Chelsea Burkart, who is in her second year at Illinois and her fourth year working in college athletics. The Moscow, Idaho, native served as the coordinator of sports nutrition at the University of Florida before joining the University of Illinois staff prior to the 2012-13 athletic season.
Burkhart received her first bachelor's degree in exercise science in 2006 while playing Division II soccer at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colo. From there, she moved on to the University of Wyoming, where she completed her dietetics B.S. in 2009. Burkhart them moved to Houston, Texas, to complete her dietetic internship through the University of Houston, where she also consulted with the Cougar Track and Field team before graduating in 2010.
She then relocated to Gainesville, Fla., to pursue a sports nutrition at the University of Florida while completing her M.S. in clinical exercise physiology. Burkart was promoted to coordinator of sports nutrition and continued to complete her degree through its conclusion in August 2012. While at Florida, she served as one of two head sports dietitians for football as well as the primary sports dietitian for volleyball, baseball, gymnastics, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's track and field and lacrosse.
Victoria Rosenfeld, RD, CSSD
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