• 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