Description of Sports Nutritionist
They work in the health field and develop and supervise diet plans. They do everything from number of calories to the kind of food to eat. They create meal plans to help athletes gain weight or lose weight.
Certification for Sports Nutritionist
Once a bachelors degree is obtained most states require nutritionist to obtain a license and or certification.
Analyze athletes needs and create plans for their specific needs. Counsel athletes on eating and exercising plans to achieve success. They help athletes who are injured become healthy faster through nutrition. They work with athletes to create a plan for success based on the athletes specific needs.
Must obtain at least a bachelors degree in dietician, nutrition, or another health science field.
The average salary is between $40-$60 thousand a year. Median salary is close to $55,000
Evaluate energy balance
Self motivation/ ability to work independently
Good time management
Good at creating graph and analyzing data
Colleges, high schools, gyms
Nursing care facilities
Projected to grow 21% from 2012 to 2022
Day in the Life: Dietitian