The Director of Performance Nutrition responsibilities include:
*Develops, implements, and evaluates a comprehensive nutrition program designed for optimal student-athlete performance, including assessment, education, and programming regarding the nutritional needs of Division I student-athletes. Serves as a resource/consultant to individuals assigned to coordinate and implement pre- and post-competition and travel meals; oversees menu planning for Athletics Training Table in conjunction with Campus Dining Services. *Leads and conducts individual and team nutrition counseling and education sessions; development of effective, sport-specific nutrition presentations and educational materials for student-athletes; planning and implementation of nutritional recovery process for select teams; testing and evaluation of student-athletes body composition. *Works with sports medicine and sport psychology staff members to address disordered eating or other medical issues related to nutrition and/or body image; conducts nutritional assessments and counseling for student-athletes with clinical nutritional needs and food allergies. Collaborate with athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and team physicians to research, evaluate, recommend, purchase, distribute and monitor permissible and effective nutritional supplements with attention to NCAA rules, regulations, and nutrition-related bylaws. *Oversees training and evaluation of sports nutrition staff, including team sports dietician and sport nutrition assistants and interns while developing work schedules and program education; oversees ordering, inventory, vendor relationships, procurement of goods, and payment of purchases. *Ability to work evenings and weekends with occasional travel. The ideal candidate for the Director of Performance Nutrition position demonstrates a willingness to engage and provide nutritional education through a spirit of collaboration through service and effective communication with members of High Performance Team of Athletic Training, strength and conditioning, sport psychology, in an effort to provide a holistic student-athlete experience toward lifelong development and growth.
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in foods and nutrition dietetics or public health nutrition; or completion of an ADA Dietetic internship with ADA Commission; Dietetic Registration eligibility preferred.
Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Special Note: This is a generalized representation of positions in this class and is not intended to reflect essential functions per ADA. Examples of competencies are typical of the majority of positions, but may not be applicable to all positions.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.