• Provides nutrition assessment, develops nutrition care plans, and provides individual medical nutrition therapy as part of a multidisciplinary sports medicine team.
• Collaborates with Athletic Medicine Staff regarding individual athlete care and health related department programs.
• Provides direction and communicates the value of nutrition programs designed to promote the health and sports performance of student athletes, which includes counseling individuals and groups on daily nutrition for performance and health.
• Assists teams with meals, menu planning, and game-time fueling for home and travel competition.
• Conducts team talks and provides educational material, including grocery store tours, dining hall tours, cooking classes, and more.
• Educates teams on the use of supplements, ergogenic aids, and banned substances.
• Evaluates nutritional trends and supplement products.
• Assists the Director of Sports Nutrition, Sports Performance Staff, and Athletic Medicine Staff with management of the Gatorade Fuel Bars.
• Assists the Director of Sports Nutrition in menu planning, education and advisement for the Football and Olympic Sport Training Tables.
• Conducts team body composition testing via BodPod.
• Provides counseling and care for high risk populations, including eating disorders and disordered eating.
• Maintains professional competency and skills required for professional practice.
Core Functions and % of Time Allotted:
• Team and Individual Nutritional Counseling and Education – 65%
Counsel athletes on optimal nutrition for exercise training, competition, recovery from exercise, weight management, hydration, immunity, disordered eating, travel, bone health, digestive health, diabetes, supplementation, and more.
Conduct body composition assessments and counsel 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 team nutrition education for assigned teams in the form of educational presentations, handouts, grocery tours, dining hall tours, cooking classes, and other mediums.
• Management – 25%
Assists with ordering, stocking, and management of the Gatorade Fuel Bars in the Football and Olympic Sport weight rooms.
Assists with creating and implementing education material and labeling systems for the Football and Olympic Sport Training Tables.
Assists with menu development for all sports’ Training Tables.
Manages volunteer nutrition staff and scheduling.
Develops education materials for Sports Nutrition Department social media.
• Other Duties – 10%
Critically review literature on sports nutrition, especially as it pertains to college health and assess its applicability to athlete health care.
Collaborate with Director of Sports Nutrition to provide innovative oral and written nutrition education.
Collaborate with Athletic Medicine Staff, Sports Performance Staff, Team Physicians, Academics Staff, and Sports Psychology as a member of a multi-disciplinary team member.
Evaluate nutritional supplements, including herbal supplements for legality, safety, quality, and efficacy; and monitor use of appropriate supplementation.
Assist with management of the volunteer interns and fueling station operations.
Maintain dietetic registration and continuing education requirements.
Stay abreast of current food, nutrition, and health issues and research related to sports nutrition.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, or related field and Registered Dietitian credential required. Master’s Degree required. Minimum of two years’ experience in a collegiate sports nutrition program. Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, time and priority management skills, and ability to work as a supportive team member toward the goals of the Duke Sports Nutrition Department.
Application Process: Email cover letter, resume, and three references to Director of Sports Nutrition, Beth Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews may occur during CPSDA conference. Start date is July 1st.