- Assess and/or oversee the assessment and analyze dietary practices, body composition, and energy balance (intake and expenditure) of student-athletes in the context of athletic performance and health
- Counsel student-athletes on optimal nutrition for exercise training (match nutrition to training phases and goals), competition, recovery from exercise, weight management, hydration, immunity, disordered eating, travel, and supplementation.
- Advise 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.
- Provide personalized meal and snack plans to promote achieving short and long-term goals for athletic performance and good health.
- Develop hydration protocols.
- Address nutritional challenges to performance, such as food allergies, bone mineral disturbances, gastrointestinal disturbances, iron depletion, and iron deficiency anemia.
- Provide medical nutrition therapy, as needed, to help manage or treat medical conditions.
- Advise student-athletes on optimal nutrition for recovery from illness or injury in collaboration with sports medicine staff.
- Coordinate nutritional care as a member of multidisciplinary sports medicine/sports science teams.
- Serve as liaison with in and outpatient programs for conditions such as disordered eating.
- Evaluate nutritional supplements, including herbal supplements, for their legality, safety, quality, efficacy, and monitor the use of appropriate supplementation in accordance with NCAA guidelines.
- Collaborate with the individual’s family, physician, coach, and other health professionals, as appropriate.
Food Coordination and Menu Development:
Coordinate and manage the quantity of food production and distribution, plan and direct menus for training table and team travel, and direct implementation and/or development of food safety policies and procedures.
Nutrition Education for Teams:
- Develop and deliver nutrition education presentations, demonstrations, or events on various topics related to nutrition for performance.
- Recommend appropriate pre, during, and post-exercise fluids/snacks for individual training, team practice, and competitions.
- Educate in food selection (grocery store tours, food storage) and food preparation (cooking classes).
- Communicate and collaborate with strength coaches, athletic trainers, and the College of Health Sciences faculty in the implementation of nutrition support academic courses in line with NCAA guidelines.
- Utilize social media outlets to share and educate student-athletes and support staff on nutritional standards and practices.
Job Requirements (Education / Skills):
- Master’s degree in sports nutrition, clinical nutrition, food and nutrition, exercise physiology, or related area, and a minimum of two (2) years of experience in nutrition counseling.
- Must be a registered dietitian with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Certification/Licensure as required by state of practice.
- Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
Apply online! https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/34813