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Registered Dietitian (RD) Fellow - Temporary

Princeton University
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The temporary Registered Dietitian (RD) Fellow will serve as a nutrition care provider within University Health Services (UHS) under the supervision of the Clinical Dietitian and Sports Dietitian serving a diverse campus community expanding clinical and performance-related nutrition care in the following capacities: sports nutrition, concerned/disordered eating, and complex medical nutrition care.

This position will receive training and guidance from each supervising Dietitian to build and broaden the RD Fellow’s skill set and foster professional development. The RD Fellow will assist the Clinical Sports Dietitian within the Athletic Medicine Department and the Clinical Dietitian within Outpatient Medical Services.   The RD Fellow will provide initial and follow-up nutrition consultations in the UHS outpatient medical clinic and Caldwell Fieldhouse. Working collaboratively with the Clinical Dietitian & Sports Dietitian, the RD Fellow will also provide expertise to the campus community through campus collaborations, social media, outreach events, and presentations, including athletic team talks.

 The RD Fellow must work in-person on campus 3-5 days per week with flexibility to work sporting events on weekends and holidays as needed. The RD Fellow will directly report to the Clinical Dietitian and Sports Dietitian. The Associate Director of Medical services and the Director of Athletic Medicine may provide additional supervision and guidance as needed





Clinical Sports Nutrition

 16.75 hours/week (75%) of the Fellowship will serve under the guidance and support of the Clinical Sports Dietitian for Athletic Medicine.

The RD Fellow will assist the Clinical Sports Dietitian in the following areas:

Sports Nutrition-related Clinical Care

  • Providing clinical and educational sports nutrition services to support the optimal performance and health of the student-athletes.
  • Counseling student-athletes regarding the dietary management of nutrition-related medical concerns, including diabetes, IBS, food allergies, celiac disease, etc, when necessary.
  • Collaborating with team physicians, athletic medicine staff (athletic trainers, physical therapists), and athletics staff (strength coaches, coaches) related to nutritional needs for all varsity student-athletes and club rugby.
  • Researching and purchasing sport nutrition products used by Athletics and Athletic Medicine to ensure safety and efficacy of products provided to student-athletes.
  • Providing nutrition therapy for student athletes with eating disorders/disordered eating, in conjunction with the Clinical Dietitian, as needed, and providing prevention services for athletes at risk.
  • Overseeing weight management policies and participating in weight certification programs, including collaboration between UHS and Athletics staff for all weight class sports (lightweight rowing and wrestling).
  • Measuring body composition and assessing nutritional needs to assist student athletes with maintaining appropriate body composition.
  • Working with the Director of Performance to oversee testing, procedures, and policies related to body composition assessment and data.
  • Working with the Director of Performance to manage departmental fueling stations, including but not limited to managing budget, hiring student-workers, and ensuring appropriate procurement of sports foods and dietary supplements.

Clinical Nutrition

5.25 hours/week (25%) of the Fellowship will be dedicated to working under the supervision of the Clinical Dietitian. The RD Fellow will receive clinical support and guidance developing skill and fluency in clinical best-practice, delivering evidenced-based outpatient nutritional care. The Fellow will be responsible for providing comprehensive care to the campus community in the following areas:

  • Conducting and documenting individual nutrition counseling sessions for students with eating concerns and disordered eating.
  • Participating in the interdisciplinary Eating Concerns Team.
  • Delivering individual Medical Nutrition Therapy for students with gastrointestinal disease/disorders, diabetes, hypertension, lipid disorders, metabolic syndrome, immunologic disorders, weight management, or food allergies and intolerances.
  • Providing resources and training to Resident Advisors, Wellness Leaders, and Peer advisors for prevention and management of eating disorders.


  • Bachelor’s degree in clinical nutrition, food and nutrition, or related area, granted from a US regionally accredited college or university.
  • Completion of a coordinated and/or didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.
  • Active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.
  • Certification/Licensure as required by state of practice.
  • Clinical skills with previous sports nutrition and/or eating disorder experience.
  • Strong interest in working with sports nutrition, eating disorders, and obtaining hours for CSSD (Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics).
  • Proven experience with the ability to be self-directed, to forge partnerships, and to collaborate across disciplines.
  • A cover letter and resume are required.





  • 1-2 years clinical outpatient experience working in the university student population delivering individual nutritional care for; disordered eating, weight management, diabetes, lipid disorders, food allergies, and gastrointestinal issues/diseases.
  • CEDRD (Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian) certification; CSSD (Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics).
  • 1-2 years sports dietetics experience in the collegiate and or/professional setting.





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Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

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