The Sports Nutritionist provides individual/ group nutrition counseling and education to enhance performance and health of student athletes.
•Assesses and analyzes dietary practices, body composition, and energy balance (intake and expenditure) of athletes in the context of athletic performance and health.
•Counsels 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.
•Provides personalized meal and snack plans to promote achieving short- and long-term goals for athletic performance and good health.
•Counsels athletes on optimal nutrition for recovery from illness or injury.
•Collaborates with the athletic trainers, strength coaches, physician, coach, and other health professionals, as appropriate.
•Coordinates nutritional care as a member of multidisciplinary sports medical/sports science teams.
•Identifies athletes with eating disorders and work with physicians and counselors in treatment.
•Manages athletics Nutrition/snack station and in coordination with athletics business office orders, inventories and manages distribution of snacks.
•Assists with the nutrition demands around weigh-ins, lifting sessions, pre/post practice meals/snacks, pre-game and post-game fueling.
•Develops and provide nutrition education presentations, demonstrations, or events on various topics related to nutrition for optimal performance.
•Educates and mentors dietetic interns and others as appropriate.
•Develops and oversees nutrition policies and procedures (assessment and treatment, supplements).
•Consults with student-athletes that need specific nutritional goals.
•Serves as an University card user for departmental transactions. Adheres to university credit card policies and procedures.
•Adheres to all State of Florida, University, NCAA, Conference
•USA, and department rules and policies pertaining to the position. Report any known NCAA violations or concerns to the Director of Athletic Compliance and be responsible for the monitoring of any subordinate as it relates to NCAA regulations.
•Performs other related duties as assigned or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Bachelor's degree in Dietetics and Nutrition or related field.
State Dietetics and Nutrition License
Must obtain Florida Dietetics and Nutrition License within six months of hire.
Internal Number: 523801
About Florida International University
Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.