Careers in Sports Nutrition
Any of these positions capture your interest?
- Senior Sports Dietitian with the United States Olympic Committee
- Sports Dietitian to the Wiggles
- Head of Sports Nutrition at Aspire College, Qatar
These are all SDA members, working with a wide variety of active Australians, from elite sporting teams and athletes to ordinary Australians doing extraordinary things, like trekking solo to the North Pole; or rowing solo across the Atlantic Ocean in world record time.
To become an Accredited Sports Dietitian, you must study to become a qualified dietitian and then specialise in the area of nutrition for sport and exercise. For career pathways to become a qualified dietitian, the Dietitians Association of Australia lists all of the recognised courses to get you there: http://daa.asn.au/universities-recognition/
If you are already a qualified dietitian and want to specialise in sport, our Career Development Pathway has more information about how you can become an Accredited Sports Dietitian.
Clare Wood, one of our members in Perth, has a great website that gives information about her career pathway and FAQs about working as a sports dietitian - http://www.claredietitian.com/