Sports Nutritionist

Ashley Rose, Sports Med 6th hour

Job Description

  • assess client's lifestyle, eating habits, training schedule, and use of medications/supplements
  • sets short and long term goals with client

Sports and Fitness Nutritionist: Job Description and Requirements, http://education-portal.com/articles/Sports_and_Fitness_Nutritionist_Job_Description_and_Requirements.html

Certifications Necessary to Practice

  • Certified Sports Nutritionist from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (CISSN)

CISSN, http://www.sportsnutritionsociety.org/CISSN.html

Daily Actitivites

  • assess patients' and clients' health needs
  • develop meal plans, taking in cost and clients' preference
  • write reports to document patient progress
  • evaluate effects of meal plans and change plans as needed

What Dietitians and Nutritionists Do, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dietitians-and-nutritionists.htm#tab-2

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Most also have advanced degrees

How to Become a Dietitian or Nutritionist, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dietitians-and-nutritionists.htm#tab-4

Salary

Low: $34,500

Average: $55,240

High: $77,590

Dietitians and Nutritionists, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dietitians-and-nutritionists.htm#tab-5

Necessary skills

  • Compassion
  • Listening skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Speaking skills
  • Analytical skills

How to Become a Dietitian or Nutritionist, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dietitians-and-nutritionists.htm#tab-4

Where they work

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Cafeterias
  • Schools

Work Environment, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dietitians-and-nutritionists.htm#tab-3

Job Outlook

  • Projected to grow 21% between 2012-2022
  • interest in promoting health and wellness has increased in recent years
  • Baby boomers growing older, more demand for nutritionists

Job Outlook, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dietitians-and-nutritionists.htm#tab-6