Clemson University is currently accepting applications and nominations for the Director of Olympic Sports Nutrition position. This is a leadership role that will direct nutritional programming for the Olympics sports program in efforts to assist student-athletes in achieving optimal athletic performance and managing health and wellness. This individual will be responsible for the direction of all nutrition activities for all Olympic Sports programs, which includes collaborating with head coaches, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, team physicians, sport psychologists, mental health counselors and athletic administrators, and developing and managing the budget for student-athlete nutrition and other duties described below.
The Director of Olympic Sports Nutrition will be expected to oversee all programmatic development by implementing nutritional programming for individual student-athletes and advising those student-athletes on optimum nutritional practices for their specific situation. Utilize body composition and nutritional measurements to educate and evaluate student-athletes on maintaining proper body composition consistent with good health and peak performance, consistent with athletic department policy. Also, addressing nutritional challenges to performance with special attention to food allergies, bone mineral density concerns, gastrointestinal disturbances, iron depletion or deficiency, Vitamin D deficiency, gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance and diabetes.
It is the responsibility of this individual to develop and deliver nutritional education for student-athletes and staff members, as well as evaluate and educate student-athletes on dietary substances in accordance with the NCAA banned substance guidelines. Lastly, the Director of Olympic Sports Nutrition will ensure that the performance nutrition stations meet compliance with Clemson University policies, DHEC codes, and NCAA rules.
The ideal candidate for the role is a registered dietician and has a master's degree in nutrition, exercise science, sport management/administration, culinary food service, psychology, or a related field, and a CSSD Certification. The individual chosen must obtain license with South Carolina Panel for Dietetics upon hire. Salary commensurate with experience.