Responsibilities and Duties:
- Provides nutrition education, counseling, and support to all athletics sport programs including, but not limited to analyzing dietary practices, body comp, and energy balance.
- Counsels student-athletes on optimal nutrition recommendations for exercise/training, competition, recovery, weight management, hydration, immunity, disordered eating, travel, and supplementation; provides personalized meal/snack plans to promote short and long-term goals for athletic performance; addresses nutritional challenges such as food allergies, bone mineral changes, gastrointestinal disorders, iron depletion, and iron deficiencies; counsels student-athletes on optimal nutrition for recovery from illness and/or injury; evaluates nutritional supplements for legality, safety, quality, and efficacy; and develops nutrition protocols in conjunction with health care providers.
- Collaborates with athletic health care providers and kinesiology as needed.
- Responsible for staff management, budget management, ordering inventory stocking of fuel zone, body composition assessments, etc., including, but not limited to working directly with TU food service on ordering, serving as inventory manager for tracking, advising senior leadership on expenditures, establishing food partnerships in the department, and working with Bod/Pod and pouring rights partners on campus.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Bachelor’s degree in clinical nutrition or dietetics, exercise science, food science, sports administration, or a related field.
- Two years of registered dietitian experience.
- Registered dietitian with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
- Eligible for Licensure as required by the state of Maryland Board of Dietetic Practice upon hire.
- Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) or must obtain certification within one year of hire.
- Ability to evaluate medical condition of student-athletes prior to and during their participation in intercollegiate athletics.
- Ability to work in and understand human performance in relation to workload management, as it relates to fueling student athletes.