Sports Dietitian

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A Sports Dietitian provides individual and group/team nutrition counselling and education to enhance the performance of competitive and recreational athletes, on-site and during travel. Primary responsibilities include counselling individuals and groups on daily nutrition for performance and health; translating the latest scientific evidence into practical sports nutrition recommendations; tracking and documenting outcomes of nutrition services, serving as a food and nutrition resource for coaches, trainers, and parents; providing sports nutrition education for health/wellness programs, athletic teams, and community groups; and maintaining professional competency and skills required for professional practice.

To specialise in Sports Nutrition you must complete tertiary qualifications recognised by the Dietitians Association of Australia and be a full member of the Dietitians Association of Australia. Once undergraduate study has been completed, further study accredited by Sports Dietitians Australia in the field of Sports Nutrition will then be required, as well as full membership with Sports Dietitians Australia.