Texas A&M University Nutritionist in College Station, Texas
Position Title Nutritionist
Posting Title Nutritionist
System Member Institution/Agency TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY (TAMU)
Department ATHLETIC DIRECTOR / 02-300090
Posting Number S00876FY17
Pay Basis Annually
Job Close Date
Geographic Location College Station
Budget Type Budgeted/Benefits - Full-Time
Is this position restricted by the Patriot Act? No
Is this position D.O.T. regulated? No
EEO AA Statement
The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Position Summary Information
The Nutritionist is responsible for providing nutrition counseling and education service to student-athletes. Provide assistance setting up team meals for all sports.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree. One year of full-time experience or two years part time, paid or volunteer experience as a student nutritionist.
Preferred Education and Experience
Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations
Registered Dietitian. Ability to obtain Texas state license
Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations
Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of rules and regulations of athletic governing bodies: ex. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) U. S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) regarding banned substances. Knowledge of eating disorders/disordered eating signs and symptoms. Ability to analyze body composition assessments and make recommendations on energy requirements. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge in sports nutrition counseling.
Other Requirements or Other Factors
Occasional nights, weekends, and holidays as required to fulfill assigned duties and sports assignments. Must possess excellent communication skills and be able to clearly communicate.
Preferred Other Requirements or Other Factors
Detailed Job Duties
Research scientific articles related to sports nutrition, weight management and supplements.
Plan pre-competition and in-competition fueling, and post-competition recovery for home and away competitions
Other duties as assigned.
Interact with sports medicine team and strength & conditioning coaches to discuss optimal nutrition practices for teams and individuals.
Provide nutrition counseling in consultation with the Director of Performance Nutrition and support during one on one appointments, office hours and team meeting with staff and student-athletes.
Develop and deliver effective nutrition education presentations and materials. Schedule and prepare team meetings and education materials with department staff.
Manage student workers and volunteers to coordinate deliveries, fueling and recovery stations and travel nutrition supplies.
Take body composition measurements and counsel athletes on nutrition strategies to achieve optimal body composition for performance and overall health
Maintains continual and thorough familiarity with all applicable NCAA, Conference and University rules and regulations. Establishes and ensures communication and enforcement of rules and regulations concerning student-athlete: conduct, appearance, road games, punctuality and other areas as deemed appropriate.