Career Opportunities

Hiring Managers, Human Resources Professionals, and Program Directors:
Please contact Victoria Rosenfeld, CPSDA Career Development Chair, to request that a position be posted.
All opportunities will remain active until the closing date provided or for 30 days, whichever is longer. If you wish to re-post the position or keep it active, send a request and the closing date will be updated.

Updated November 21, 2014

Collegiate Staff Positions

University of Illinois. Director of Sports Nutrition. 11/21/14
Assess and counsel student-athletes on optional nutritional practices for exercise training, competition, recovery from practice, recovery from injury and illness, weight management, hydration and supplementation, as well as managerial oversight of all aspects of the sports nutrition program. 
Apply here: University of Illinois
Requirements: Master's degree in nutrition or related field required. Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian (in State of Illinois, or eligible for licensure upon hire), and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) required. Minimum of three years' experience working as a dietitian with an athletic population required. Preference within a collegiate environment. Sound clinical nutrition skills and a strong background in sports nutrition and or exercise physiology required. 
Closing date: December 4, 2014

Michigan State University. Sports Dietitian. 11/11/14

The sports dietitan will provide nutrition services for the MSU athletic department; educate and counsel athletes on optimal nutrition; counsel and follow up with athletes on achieving/maintaining body composition; collaborate with physicians, coaches and other health professionals; document nutrition services; evaluate the effectiveness of nutrition strategies, develop and select menus for certain sports; work in collaboration with sports and cardiovascular nutrition; oversee dietetic interns and students. 
Apply here: Michigan State University Job Number 0445
Requirements: Bachelor's degree in nutrition and three years experience. Must have or be eligible for CSSD credential. Must have RD credential. 
Closing date: Until position is filled.

NC State University. Director of Sports Nutrition. 11/11/14
This position provides nutrition counseling and education for all student athletes in order to show enhancement in sport specific performance including team education and practical advice through grocery store tours, cooking demos, etc; individual nutritional counseling; training table design, implementation and monitoring; monitoring of athlete campus dining hall attendance and usage; menu development for pre and post game, along with travel menu development; body composition and bone evaluation; assists coaches with recruiting, supervises students and interns. 
Apply here: NC State University Job Number 00102691
Requirements: Bachelor's degree. RD credential preferred. 
Closing date: Until position is filled 

University of North Carolina. Head Sports Nutritionist. 11/6/14

Responsibilities include providing individual nutrition counseling to student-athletes and sport specific nutrition education to teams and staff.
  Assisting with training table meals and working with foodservice staff to plan nutritionally complete meals, pre-competition and recovery meals.  Researching, evaluating, and recommending appropriate nutritional supplements with regard to NCAA rules and regulations.  Collaborating with other members of the sports medicine staff and assisting with management of care. Communicating with and presenting to coaches, staff and administration on nutritionally relevant topics.  Educating and mentoring interns and volunteer staff.  Lecturing and teaching across campus both inside and outside of the classroom setting. 
Apply here: University of North Carolina 
Requirements: Master’s degree in nutrition, exercise physiology, or related field is required.  Applicant must be a Registered Dietitian (RD) with active status and have or be eligible for North Carolina licensure. Must be credentialed as a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). Minimum of three years experience working as a dietitian, preferably with the college-aged population and or athletes in collegiate environment.
Closing Date: Until position is filled.

University of Louisville. Director of Performance Nutrition. 11/4/14
This position will oversee all aspects of the Performance Nutrition program including a high-performance training table, fueling stations and recruting and developing a full- and part-time nutrition staff. In this role, the director will work collaboratively within the holistic Cardinal Performance model, which includes sports medicine, sports performance and clinical counseling to advance nutrition strategies and methodologies. Additionally, the director will develop departmental infrastructure for the efficient and effective operation of the nutrition program.  
Apply here: University of Louisville Job Number 31121
Requirements: Graduate degree in clinical nutrition, food and nutrition, or related area from an accredited college or university, RD or RDN required. CSSD or other sport nutrition board certification preferred. 5-7 years experience preferred in performance nutrition with elite athletic populations. Proven success of building and leading effective teams. Excellent presentation and communication skills. Knowledge of and commitment to NCAA rules and regulations. 
Closing date: Until position is filled.

Stanford University. Director of Sports Nutrition. 10/31/14

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: providing individual and group/team nutrition counseling and education to enhance the performance of competitive athletes, on-site and during travel; counseling individuals and group on daily nutrition for performance and health; translating the latest scientific evidence into practical sports nutrition recommendations; tracking and documenting outcomes of nutrition services; serving as a food and nutrition resource for coaches, athletic trainers and sport performance coaches; providing guidance and recommendations on training table meals and nutrition stations; and maintaining professional competency and skills required for professional practice. 
Apply here: Stanford University
Requirements: Master's degree in nutrition or PhD in exercise science. Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). Registered Dietitian with active status from the AND Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Minimum of 3 years experience nutrition counseling with collegiate, Olympic or professional athletes. 
Closing date: Until position is filled. 


Collegiate Faculty Positions

University of Georgia. Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of Foods and Nutrition. 9/9/2014
The University of Georgia has announced a 9-month, tenure-track sports nutrition faculty position opening. Responsibilities include developing a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in nutrition, advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, serving as the Director for the Area of Emphasis in Sport Nutrition and servicing the public, the university, the department, and profession. All applicants must have a PhD in nutrition or closely related scientific field and have potential for, or be, national recognized for expertise related to sports nutrition.  For the assistant professor position, one year of post-doctoral experience is preferred. For the associate professor position, at least three years of teaching and research experience is required. 
Apply Here: Visit for application requirements. Email submissions with attachments are preferred. Please send to with "Sports Nutrition" in the subject line. 
Closing Date: Until position is filled. To be assured of a complete review, candidates should submit their application materials by
January 1, 2015. 


Industry Positions

Memorial Hermann. Dietitian - Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Dept. (Houston TX). 11/11/14
This position is responsible for the application of evidence based medical nutrition therapy for the evaluation and treatment of patients of all ages identified as possessing nutrition risk. Areas of responsibility include assessment of nutritional needs, provision of medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education. The incumbent is required to function on a multi-disciplinary team as a resource and to share expertise and apply feedback to improve patient outcomes to the physician staff and others. 
Requirements: Bachelor's degree in food and nutrition or related area. Minimum of two years experience in clinical nutrition. RD credential, license with Texas State Board of Examiners and CPR certification required.
Apply here: Memorial Hermann
Closing date: Until position is filled

EXOS. Director of Research (Performance Nutrition). 10/23/14.

The position will be responsible for the research strategy around a new venture that will expand our ability to upgrade more lives. The candidate will work as a member of an integrated team and will play a key role in product development, in product research and in actively pursuing grants in the world of performance with a focus on performance nutrition. This position will coordinate and manage projects involving the integration of EXOS methodology, technology and partnerships. 
Requirements: Ph.D. in nutrition, sport science, exercise physiology, food science or human performance related discipline along with experience in both the research and practice of performance nutrition
Apply here: Online at Team EXOS

Closing date: Until position is filled

EXOS. Performance Nutrition Solutions Manager. 10/23/14.
The position will be responsible for bringing the EXOS nutrition brain power to life in a new venture that will expand our ability to upgrade more lives. The candidate will work as a member of an integrated team and will play a key role in both product development and the communication of sports nutrition to the industry and the consumer. This position will coordinate and manage projects involving the integration of EXOS methodology and technology into a finished form. 
Requirements: Bachelor's degree in nutrition, sports science or kinesiology; master's degree preferred; registered dietitian credential required, certified specialist in sports dietetics preferred, minimum of three years of experience as a practicing RD
Apply here: Online at Team EXOS
Closing date: Until position is filled 

IMG Academy. Contract Nutrition Position. 10/16/14
IMG Academy has multiple contract positions available for the NFL combine prep program. Typically the program dates range from December 29th through February 25th. New staff training is expected to be held December 14-16 in order to assist with staff coverage during the holidays. Stipends will vary and are dependent on the number of positions. Housing is not included but will be considered part of the stipend. Candidates will be connected with other staff to minimize housing costs. 
Apply here: E-mail resume to Stephanie Wilson,
Closing date: October 24th, 2014

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Olympic Education Program Lead. 8/15/14
USADA is seeking a program lead to serve as a primary contributor to develop and implement educational initiatives to ensure the USADA Registered Testing Pool (RTP) athletes, coaches, NGBs and athlete support personnel receive communication and educational resources to ensure compliance. This position serves as a lead project manager for specific education projects, including multimedia and online education.
Requirements: B.S./B.A. degree and minimum of two years related work experience

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. TrueSport Content Lead. 8/15/14
USADA is seeking a strategist to be responsible for coordinating, and developing content and content strategy designed to inspire future generations of athletes by championing a positive youth sport experience. The TrueSport Editor will collaborate with a  team of content contributors and web and social media professionals to produce material from multiple sources for online delivery and monitoring. 
Requirements: B.S./B.A. and 1 to 2 years experience in English, journalism or communication or related field.


Military Positions

QuarterLine: Health Promotion Registered Dietitian. 10/7/14
QuarterLine is seeking a full-time registered dietitian for health promotion at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, South Dakota. QuarterLine provides professional health care staffing services to military hospitals and health clinics across the United States. 
Requirements: BS/BA degree, RD, CSSD certification
Apply here: Send resume/CV to Michelle Davidson at 919-535-5617,
Closing Date: Until position is filled


Graduate Assistant and Internship Positions

University of Florida: Sports Nutrition Internship. 11/6/14
Assists the Director and Coordinator of Sports Nutrition with the following: administrative tasks, nutrition assessment (dietary and anthropometric), maintain nutrition care plan, student-athlete education, development of educational materials, food record entry and analysis, meal planning and design, assist with athlete training table, manage sport fueling stations including snacks & NCAA compliant supplements. Must possess ability to adhere to and comply with Department, University, NCAA and SEC rules and regulations. If selected for an interview, a background screening may be required.
Apply Here: University of Florida
Closing Date: November 12th, 2014

University of Missouri: 
Graduate Assistant of Sports Nutrition. 11/6/14
Responsibilities include: conducting nutrition assessments and screenings for individuals and team, providing nutrition counseling for individual student-athletes, developing sport-specific nutrition educational presentations and handout materials, managing and utilizing sports nutrition social media sites, evaluating body composition, serving as a resource to individuals assigned to coordinate and implement pre-and-post-event and travel meals, maintaining ongoing communications with staff, assisting with research, evaluation and recommendation of appropriate supplements with regard to NCAA rules and regulations and inventory, ordering and stocking of supplements.
Apply Here: E-mail resume, cover letter, reference to
Closing Date: November 14th, 2014

Northwestern University: Performance Nutrition Internship. 11/6/14
For more information and to apply: Northwestern University

St. Vincent Sports Performance: Sports Nutrition Internship. 10/2/14

This internship is an unpaid opportunity for nutrition and dietetic students to play an integral role in our NFL Combine Training Program. It will allow students to apply the skills they have learned in school to real experiences in the sports and performance industry; as well as learn new skills to prepare them for a career in sports dietetics. Responsibilities of students will include helping staff and the registered dietitian with NFL Combine Training Program duties. Click here for information on job duties and dates. 
Apply here: E-mail cover letter, resume and list of three professional reference contacts to Lindsay Langford at
Closing Date: October 15th

University of Virginia: Sports Nutrition Internships. 9/3/14
The University of Virginia has two paid internships available.
Apply here: posting number: 061429. After applying online, email resume to Randy Bird at

Culinary internships from Johnson & Wales University offer Major League Possibilities.  Click here to download information. 


International Positions

The University of British Columbia. Dual Position: Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition and Sports Dietitian. 9/16/2015
The part-time lecturer in sport and exercise nutrition position is to be paired with a part-time sports dietitian position in athletics and recreation. The successful candidate will spend approximately 50% of the time working in the School of Kinesiology and the other 50% of the time working as an applied sports dietitian for the department of athletics and recreation. 
Part-time 12-month lecturer position: Applicants must have earned an MSc and/or PhD in nutrition, exercise science or a closely related area. The successful candidate will mainly teach undergraduate and graduate courses in sports and exercise nutrition.
Sports dietitian position: Applicants must have earned a BSc in dietetics or nutritional science as well as the IOC diploma in sports nutrition. Applicants must also be a registered dietitian in good standing with the College of Dietitians of BC, be a member of Dietitians of Canada and hold professional liability insurance. The successful candidate will provide nutrition consultation services to athletes.
Click here for application information. 

ACEND Internship Opportunities with Specialization in Sports Nutrition

Ohio State University Medical Dietetics is approved to offer two internships to specialize in Sports Nutrition while accomplishing the ACEND Internship requirements to qualify to take the National Registration exam.  Interns will work in a variety of rotations to accomplish the required objectives, but the experience will focus on sports nutrition opportunities at the university, in the community and schools, as well as food service in athletics.  Only students intending  a career in sports nutrition should apply to this specific program.  Applications are accepted through DICAS using matching code 704.  This is a MS Combined program and students are required to finish the Masters.  Click here to learn more. 
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