CPSDA Education & Careers Chair Allison Maurer,
Sports RD at the University of Tennessee.

Career Opportunities

Note to our readers: CPSDA members are well aware that new career opportunities, graduate assistant positions or internship openings are first announced on the CPSDA listserv, which is available only to members who have "opted in" on sharing their E-mail addresses.  This page is updated once or twice a week, and CPSDA reserves the right to remove any listings after 30 days.  Those wishing to re-post a de-listed entry may do so. 

We'll continue to rely upon our members to announce career
opportunities through the listserv.  However, several times per month, often on Tuesdays or Fridays, "Career Development" Chair Allison Maurer from the University of Tennessee arranges to have new job postings transcribed from the listserv to this page.  Please be advised that these postings are very fluid and can change abruptly, and that the most current opportunities can be found on the listserv, so we cannot always be sure the information posted here is up to date.  That said, we'll strive to steadily improve and expand the content of this page to better serve CPSDA members. Thanks for your patience and understanding. 
--CPSDA Board of Directors 

Full-time, Part-time and (below) GA, Internship positions available  
Updated April 10, 2014 (listed in order from most current to least)

Purdue University (4/10/14) has created a dual-department position to support the growth of its Nutrition, Fitness and Health undergraduate major and is dedicated to sports nutrition for improvement of Purdue student-athletes' health and performance. The successful candidate must be able to translate the latest scientific evidence into practical applications, both as an instructor and a practitioner. Click here for more information.

The Gatorade Youth Program at IMG Academy
(4/7/14)in Bradenton, Fla. has multiple assistant manager, performance assistant and team leader positions available with start dates of May 16 and 23.  Click here to download more information and to apply.

Washington State University
(4/7/14)has an opening for a General Manger overseeing the athletic program's training table.  Key contact is Lindsay Brown, Coordinator of Sports Nutrition.  Click here for more information.

The Philadelphia Eagles
(4/3/14) are looking to collaborate with some personal chef services in Philadelphia.  If interested, or have any referrals, please e-mail Paul Cunningham at 

The Canadian Sport Institute in Ontario
seeks to fill the position of "sports nutritionist" for planning, consulting and delivering sports nutrition programs to targeted sports and athletes identified through the Performance Services Department of CSI Ontario.  Click here to download more information. 

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking an Assistant Professor,
Department of Sports Medicine & Nutrition (2/6/2014).  Assistant Professor in the non-tenure-track who serves as the Director of Wellness & Human Performance (WHP) Master’s Degree Program.   The mission of the WHP is to teach and study the role of nutrition and exercise in promoting health, preventing disease and improving physical performance across the lifespan.  This position is focused on recruitment of a faculty member to contribute to and expand the focus of the curriculum and research agenda.  Click here for more information.

IMG Academies (1/28/2014)
is planning to hire a full-time Sports Dietitian as early as March 1 to work with elite professional & youth athletes training in its Bradenton, Fla. location. For CPSDA members inquiring, the goal start date is March 1, but may be extended as late as May 15.  Salary and benefits are competitive and dependent upon experience. This is not an entry level position.  If not currently licensed in Florida when offered the position, IMG Talent Management coach Stephanie Wilson will help walk you through the process. Please email resumes and questions to stephanie.wilson@img.com. Click here to download job description. 

Florida State University (1/27/2014)
is seeking a full-time Sports RD with previous collegiate experience.  Applications close Monday February 3, 2014.  Former Sports RD Kristen Gravani, who is headed to the University of Washington, reports that the job has largely been management of nutrition counseling, supplement management, and nutrition education for all teams, plus traveling and coordinating meals and sideline nutrition for the football team. The position reports to the Director of Olympic Strength and Conditioning. Click here for more information. 

Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, SD (1/24/2014) is seeking the full-time services of a Sports Dietitian. 
The Institute is under the direction of Michael Bergeron, PhD, FACSM, internationally known for his research in exercise, heat stress and athletic health as well as his leadership in the sports medicine community.  We partner with athletic teams and sports medicine national governing bodies to develop participation guidelines designed to improve performance and maximize safety. Click here for more information.

North Carolina State University (1/16/14) in Raleigh has a new opening for a second full-time Sports Nutritionist.
Sports RDs report to the Sports Medicine Department.  Kate Kirby is the full-time Sports RD on staff.  Click here for more information. 

The School of Applied Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management at The University of Mississippi i
s seeking applications (1/9/2014) for Chair of Nutrition and Hospitality Management/Associate Professor or Full Professor. This is a twelve-month, tenure-track position at the rank of associate or full professor as determined by research/scholarly publication records and academic achievements. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Nutrition/Dietetics, Human Nutrition, Hospitality Management, Hospitality Administration or related field.  Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. Applicants should upload a letter of application, transcripts, curriculum vitae and contact information of five professional references. Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.olemiss.edu. No paper copies will be accepted. The desired appointment date is July 1, 2014.Click here for more information.

Quarterline (1/9/2014), a government contractor who employs healthcare providers, has three separate job postings: two Sports Dietitian positions available at Ft. Bragg, NC, and one Sports Dietitian position available at Ft. Benning, GA.  Interested candidates should visit: quarterline.com/careers.  For more information and to apply online for the Ft. Bragg positions, search Job ID:  2013-3687; and for the Ft. Benning position, search Job ID:  2012-2782 or contact Clovis Aldridge to send resumes/inquiries, email: caldridge@quarterline.com.  Her office phone: 919-535-5621 and her cell is 919-368-6367.

Athletes' Performance (1/9/2014) reminds CPSDA members that it has multiple exciting opportunities, notably in regards to Tactical opportunities working with the US Special Forces, but also a new position available through our partnership with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Information and the application for this role can be found here: Also, we are still seeking qualified individuals for various locations to join our Tactical Nutrition Team (see list that follow).  Additional info and the application can be found on the job posting listed hereTactical locations (relocation assistance provided) are as follows

  • Tacoma, WA
  • Fayetteville, NC
  • Clarksville, TN (Nashville area)
  • Savannah, GA
  • Okinawa, Japan (Cost of Living/Housing allowances available)
  • Little Creek, VA (Virginia Beach/Norfolk area)

Lifetime Fitness in Centreville, VA (12/89/13), 28 miles west of Washington DC, is seeking the services of a full-time Registered Dietitian. Click here for more information.

IMG Academy (12/23/13)
is offering a part-time, year-round position as Gatorade Performance Assistant in Bradenton, Fla.
that is scheduled to begin January 1, 2014. Nutrition knowledge and customer service skills are important.  For more information please send resumes/inquiries to Gatorade manager Kaitlyn Deshaises at Kaitlyn.Deshaies@imgworld.com.

The Taylor Hooton Foundation (12/12/13)
is looking to add either a full-time or part-time employee to focus on Latin America. We are looking to hire a Spanish-speaking person who will be our foundation's ambassador to Major League Baseball in Latin America.  This person will need to spend 3-4 months per year focused on speaking to youth baseball players, coaches and parents in Latin America. You would be delivering our existing Hoot's Chalk Talk program in Spanish to several thousand people across the Caribbean during this period.  We offer these two employment options: Full-Time Position or Part-Time Position job descriptions. 

Athletes' Performance in Rochester, MN announced (12/10/13) that it has an opening for a full-time Performance Dietitian to be filled in concert with the Mayo Clinic.  Interested candidates should visit the AP employment page here.

The University of Nebraska (11/16/13) is seeking to add another full-time Sports Dietitian.  The application review date is December 2, 2013. Nebraska Sports RD Lindsey Remmers, a member of the CPSDA Board of Directors, will accept queries about the position via e-mail at lremmers@huskers.com.  Click here for more information and to apply.  

Northwestern University (posted 11/12/13) in Evanston, Illinois (just north of Chicago) has created a full-time position for a Sports Dietitian for the first time, with support and encouragement from long-time consulting RD Deb Ognar. Click here to apply and then enter Job# 22215 into the "Advanced Search" box.  Deb is not involved in the search process...look for an e-mail confirming your submission; a recruiter will contact you if there is interest.

The University of Houston will be hiring a new full-time Sports Performance Dietitian, who will begin in early January, replacing longtime CPSDA member Tara Boening, who will be spending more time at home raising her family.  The job description includes the following: develops and implements performance nutrition services for Division I student athletes and Athletics Department. Serves as a food and nutrition information source for coaches, athletes, trainers and parents.  Provides individual and group/team nutrition counseling on campus and during team travel to enhance the performance of competitive student athletes. Click here to download more information and apply.

The University of Washington
is seeking the services of a Sports Dietitian.  Head athletic trainer Patrick Jenkins directs interested candidates to job #101232 and asks that your search begins here.

Athletes' Performance announced Oct. 2nd that it is looking for sports dietitians to fill positions ASAP in a variety of locations, including Tacoma, WA; Fayetteville, NC; Clarksville, TN; Savannah, GA; Little Creek, VA and Okinawa, Japan.   If interested, please contact our head of recruiting, Steve Moser at smoser@athletesperformance.com

The Vitalae Corporate Services wellness team is hiring another full-time dietitian to develop and implement wellness programs on a local (southern California) and national level.  You can click here for the job description for more details, but a brief overview of what we're looking for includes: RD with knowledge of exercise physiology as it relates to nutrition; passionate about food; good public speaker; and knowledge/experience with recommending supplements.


                               Graduate Assistant and Internships
                                      Updated March 20, 2014 (listed in order from most current to least)

GSSI has two internship opportunities for scientists (3/20/14)--one to assist in Bradenton, Fla. and another in Barrington, Ill.--to assist in the day-to-day execution of all aspects of a research project. Upon completion of the study, an executive-level presentation of the results will be requiredDeadline for applications is April 15, 2014 Click here for more information.

The Auburn University Sports Medicine Department
is currently seeking applicants for the Graduate Assistant Sports Dietitian for the summer of 2014 - spring of 2015. Job responsibilities will include but are not limited to development and design of educational handouts and team talks; assist coaches and staff in travel nutrition and home pre-competition menu planning; perform computerized dietary analysis of food records (Nutribase); conduct body composition testing (BodPod) and more.  Click here to download more information.

The University of Notre Dame (12/15/13)
is accepting applications thru January 6, 2014 for a Sports Dietitian Internship, which is a full-time, 40-hour-per week assignment that must be held for a minimum of nine months on a flexible work schedule (weekends, holidays, nights).  The intern will be compensated with both hourly pay and University benefits. To be eligible, you must have a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition and be a Registered Dietitian. Start date will be late January or early February.  For further posting details and to apply please visit: http://ND.jobs and follow these headings: Title: Sports Nutrition Intern. Job Number: 13700. Department: ATH:Athletics

Calling applications for the Sports Nutrition Postdoc Research Associate for the Nebraska Athletic Performance Lab.  This researcher will join a dynamic inter-professional and inter-institutional team addressing the human performance and safety needs of athletes. The individual will also have an opportunity to apply their research acumen to broader populations including individuals with physical disabilities and chronic conditions given NAPL’s close collaboration with Madonna. Click here to download more information.

Athletes' Performance is offering an unpaid culinary internship in Louisiana. Work days are based upon team home games scheduled and varied hours, including weekends and possibly holidays.  Click here for more information. 

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