Sports Nutritionist

Brooklyn Barnett

Occupation and Description

Provides individual or team counseling on nutrition to enhance performance of athletes. Many Sports Nutritionist focus on programs for the wellness of an athlete and how they can help the athlete be at the top of their game.

Sports Dietitian Job Description


  • Registered Dietitian
  • Certification/ Licensure as required by state
  • Board Certified Specialist in Sorts Dietetics (CSSD)

Sports Dietitian Job Description

Daily Activities

  • Assess patients' and clients' health needs and diet
  • Counsel patients
  • Develop meal plans
  • Writes reports to document patient progress

Dietitians and Nutritionists

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor's degree in food or nutrition related area
  • Master's degree in nutrition or exercise physiology
  • Completion in didactic program
  • Supervised practice approves by CADE
  • Minimum of 2 years in nutrition counseling

Sports Dietitian Job Description


  • $72,710 per year on high
  • $55,240 per year on average
  • 34,750 per year on low

Dietitians and Nutritionists


  • Communication through a problem with a patient
  • Access different body composition and evaluate energy used
  • Knowledge eating disorders signs and symptoms
  • Self Motivation
  • Time Management
  • Working independently
  • Food quality and safety Procedures

Sports Dietitian Job Description


  • Hospitals
  • Government
  • Nursing and residential car facilities
  • Offices of health practitioners
  • Outpatient car centers

Dietitians and Nutritionists

Job Outlook

Employment of dietitians and nutritionists is projected to grow 21 percent in the next 10 years.

Dietitians and Nuritionists

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