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Dietitian/Assistant Director of Sports Nutrition - Athletics

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Dietitian/Assistant Director of Sports Nutrition

Full-time, Market Range 10

Assistant Director of Sports Nutrition provides individual and group/team nutrition services, including counseling and education, to enhance the health and performance of student-athletes competing on behalf of the athletic department as assigned.

Assist with provision of nutrition and dietitian related services, including working directly with student-athletes and teams as assigned.

Counsel student-athletes on optimal nutrition for training, competition, recovery, weight management, hydration, immunity, disordered eating, travel, and supplementation.

Conduct nutritional assessments and screenings for individuals and teams, including assessing and analyzing dietary practices, body composition, and energy balance in the context of athletic performance and health.

Implement team nutrition plans, including consultation on team meals and snacks based on schedule and activities.

Collaborate with sport coaches, strength and conditioning staff, sports medicine staff and related student-athlete service providers to ensure a comprehensive approach to training, nutrition and recovery, as well as aiding in the treatment of diet and nutritional-related medical issues.

Plan and implement nutritional strategies for fueling and recovery for select teams.

Collaborate with the training table staff and assist in management of menu development, preparation, meal deliveries, and team meal schedules.

Coordinate and plan team meals as needed.

Communicate with team physician and director of sports medicine to research, evaluate, recommend, purchase, distribute and monitor permissible and effective nutritional supplements with attention to NCAA and IOC rules, regulations and nutrition related bylaws.

Conduct body composition assessments by utilizing and maintaining appropriate technology (i.e. Bodpod).

Assist in management of fueling station operations, including scheduling, procurement, ordering, receiving, and inventory.

Manage and mentor undergraduate student volunteers, fueling station employees, and interns.

Travel with teams as required.

Other duties as assigned.

Maintains dietetic registration and and continuing education requirements.

Stays abreast of current food, nutrition, and health issues and research related to sports nutrition

Bachelor's Degree in Nutrietion Science or Dietetics

Completion of a dietetic internship supervised practice program approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
Minimum of one year of experience working as a sports dietitian in collegiate athletics or in a comparable setting working directly with elite athletes.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent analytical, problem-solving, computer, organizational, and time-management skills.
omprehensive knowledge and application of medical nutrition therapy and counseling techniques.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to work independently, self-motivate, and work within a team.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, and counseling skills.
Ability to be understanding, sympathetic, and positive in approach when working with student-athletes and coaches.
Ability to work with a diverse staff and athletic population to provide a culture of openness, acceptance, opportunity, and respect.
Knowledge of and compliant with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Knowledge of rules and regulations of athletic governing bodies: e.g., NCAA, SEC, USADA, WADA.


Master's Degree

Two years of experience working as a sports dietitian in collegiate athletics or in a comparable setting working directly with elite athletes preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to accurately measure body weight and accurately assess body composition.
Ability to accurately assess and evaluate energy balance and needs.
Knowledge of food service quality and safety procedures

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Varsity Inn
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 21, 2021, 4:11:56 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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