Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The mission of the NC State Department of Athletics is to prepare student-athletes to compete at the highest level and to inspire them to be leaders now and for the future by providing the best environment to achieve their athletic, academic, and personal aspirations as well as providing support for the professional development of our coaches and staff, all within the role of the greater institutional relationships to the University. North Carolina State University competes as an NCAA Division I team in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Sports Medicine Department is responsible for the preventative care, monitoring, and restoration of student-athlete overall health.

Essential Job Duties

The Assistant Sports Nutritionist will work directly under the supervision of the Director of Sports Nutrition. The Assistant Sports Nutritionist will collaborate with the Director of Sports Nutrition in planning, implementation, evaluation, and management of the sports nutrition department and services provided to the student-athletes representing all intercollegiate athletic teams.

Primary duties of the Assistant Sports Nutritionist include, but not limited to the following:

  • Serving as Sports Nutritionist for assigned sports and within the compliance of the NCAA and ACC regulations
  • Completing nutritional assessment, sport-specific nutrition plans, and weight management programs for student athletes.
  • Working with Director of Sports Nutrition to manage nutrition budget.
  • Maintaining compliance with policies and procedures of nutrition department.
  • Monitoring and evaluating all nutritional supplements for legality, safety, quality, and efficacy and monitor use of appropriate supplementation
  • Completing body composition testing of student athletes.
  • Conducting hydration testing as needed for student-athletes.
  • Working with Director of Sports Nutrition to develop and implement education for student-athletes at Case Dining Hall
  • Collaborating with our Pack Performance group, including Sports Medicine, Strength & Conditioning, Sport Psychology, Academics, and Student-Life
  • Collaborating with Sports Medicine and Strength & Conditioning to provide optimal nutrition education and products for student-athletes
  • In conjunction with Sports Medicine: Addressing clinical nutrition issues among student athletes (including, but not limited to: iron depletion/deficiency, bone-mineral disturbances, gastrointestinal disturbances, food allergies, disordered eating).
  • Providing nutrition-related education and outreach to student athletes and staff.
  • Advising athletes and coaches regarding hydration standards/protocol.
  • Completing nutritional counseling and education, group and/or individual, for student athletes and coaches.
  • Developing cooking demonstrations, special events, and grocery store tours for student-athletes.
  • Advising coaches and staff on meal scheduling and food selection for day-to-day snacks and competition.
  • Advising coaches and student athletes on campus dining meal plan selections and monitors/manages meal plan status of student athletes.
  • Overseeing student interns & volunteers in nutrition department.
  • Assisting with on-campus recruiting activities by meeting with prospective student-athletes to outline specific information regarding the department’s program.
  • Maintaining pertinent expertise in rules & regulations of NCAA, Atlantic Coast Conference, and North Carolina State University.
  • Staying abreast of innovations and developments within the field of nutrition and athletics.
  • Representing athletics department through participation in dietary and nutrition-related committees, associations, and meetings.
  • Promoting the sports nutrition philosophies at NC State and assisting with other duties as assigned by the Director of Sports Nutrition
  • Critically reviewing the most recent literature and research pertaining to sports nutrition
  • Staying up-to-date with the latest food, nutrition, and health related issues and research
  • Communicating effectively, respectfully, and appropriately with diverse populations in the department, university, and community.
  • Demonstrating strong interpersonal skills with colleagues, student-athletes, sports medicine staff, coaches, administrators, faculty, staff, and parents/families of student athletes.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of information.
  • Maintaining documentation of notes/meetings with athletes and staff.
  • Working nights, weekends, and holidays when appropriate; maintaining flexible schedule to meet departmental needs.



Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree in nutrition or related field required.

Departmental Required Skills

  • RD/RDN
  • Registered Dietician through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)./Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) required.
  • Eligible for licensure in state of North Carolina

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

  • 2+ years of experience in collegiate athletics
  • Master’s degree in nutrition or related field
  • CSSD certification preferred but not required

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