The Sports Nutritionist (Sports Dietitian) for the University of Louisville Athletic Department assists the Director of Sports Nutrition in providing nutrition services to twenty-three Intercollegiate Athletic teams to assist student-athletes in achieving optimal athletic performance. Primary responsibilities include team and individual nutrition care, clinical or medical nutrition therapy, assistance with food service and team meals and creation and management of databases and ordering systems. This position reports directly to the Director of Sports Nutrition.
Sport Nutrition: Manage and oversee nutrition for assigned sports; provide nutrition care to each assigned sport team (e.g., pre- and post-exercise nutrition and hydration, etc.); communication, education, assist in development of sport nutrition systems, assist in recruiting efforts as requested, plan incidental meals; coordinate meals for teams on-campus and for team travel
Counseling: Provide individualized nutrition care to student-athletes for health and performance; topics may include areas such as weight loss, weight gain, body composition, hydration, meal planning, and general nutrition education
Clinical: Provide medical nutrition therapy to aid in the health and wellbeing of student-athletes including but not limited to, disordered eating, injury, illness, blood laboratory values, disease states and conditions, and supplement education. Coordinate and integrate nutrition care services with other facets of health care, interacting and collaborating with physicians, athletic trainers, other health care professionals, coaches and athletics staff to provide holistic, high performance care to all student-athletes
Supplement and Vitamin Regulation: Research, evaluate, recommend, purchase, distribute and monitor vitamins/mineral supplements as well as permissible and effective nutritional supplements with attention to NCAA regulations and nutrition related bylaw
Create and manage databases and systems (e.g., Kinduct, vitamins, dietitian tracking database, etc.)
Manage and direct student assistants & interns with fuel station staffing & operations, procurement system and supporting role of sports dietitian.
Student-athlete meal card management for Thorntons' dining venue
Manage product budgets with established vendors for the department
Assist Director with staffing of fueling stations; supervise student assistants and interns as needed
Provide assistance on planning, developing, organizing, implementing, and evaluating all projects that support the vision of the Sports Nutrition Department
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Sports Nutrition
Bachelor's in nutrition, dietetics or related field and two years of related experience. Registered Dietitian, RD. The university offers market competitive salary and benefits. Grade EAF. Salary Minimum $45,000.
Experience in collegiate Division I program
Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, CSSD or Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, CSCS
Internal Number: 40066
About University of Louisville Athletic Department
The University of Louisville is a state supported research university located in Kentucky's largest metropolitan area. UofL is a NCAA Division I institution with an athletics program that competes at the Football Bowl Subdivision level as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. UofL sponsors 23 varsity sports programs, including 10 men's and 13 women's teams. For more about UofL, visit www.louisville.edu or www.gocards.com.