Careers in Sports Nutrition

Accredited Sports Dietitians work with a wide variety of active Australians, from elite sporting teams and athletes to ordinary Australians doing extraordinary things.

Accredited Sports Dietitians are qualified across the full nutritional requirements of an individual.  People are not active, exercise or compete in a vacuum.  Our bodies are complex and often have multiple needs to be met and the foundation of  a dietetic qualification and clinical experience enables Accredited Sports Dietitians to understand and integrate all aspects of an individual’s nutritional needs, in addition to their fuel for sport.

To become an Accredited Sports Dietitian, you must study to become a qualified dietitian and specialise in the area of nutrition for sport and exercise. DAA lists all recognised dietetic courses to get you started.

If you’re a qualified dietitian and keen to specialise in sport, SDA has established a career pathway to assist you to attain the highest level of qualification available in sports nutrition.

The pathway recognises the different levels of qualifications and experiences that exist within the sports nutrition industry, and offers members with continuing education and professional development opportunities and resources to stay up to date and at the forefront of sports nutrition information in Australia.

SDA offers a range of memberships from Student through to Fellow and is committed to supporting all members along their career pathway.

More information about member categories, fees, benefits and the career pathway to becoming an Accredited Sports Dietitian can be found here: Categories and Fees.

For hands on experience and insights, a few of our members have shared their journey, and AccSD Clare Wood also has some great information about her career pathway and FAQs about working as a sports dietitian.