Job overview

The Assistant Performance Dietitian provides scientifically-based counseling to student-athletes in order to optimize health and performance. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to performing individual consults, conducting team talks, providing visual and verbal education, screening supplements, conducting and analyzing DEXA scans, and developing menus for assigned teams. The position coordinates student-athlete care with athletic training, strength and conditioning, sport psychology and coaching staffs.



50% Provide scientifically-based counseling to student-athletes in order to optimize health and performance; Perform individual consults, develop meal plans tailored toward performance and recovery goals, conduct team talks, provide visual and verbal education, screen supplements, conduct and analyze DEXA scans, develop travel and game day menus for assigned teams; Coordinate student-athlete care with athletic training, strength and conditioning, sport psychology, and coaching staffs.


20% Coordinate pre and post fueling snacks; Oversight of Olympic sport fueling stations and management of undergrad student workers who assist with assigned team fueling areas including, but not limited to ordering products, inventory, researching new products, and scheduling students; Screen all supplements that student-athletes may express interest in purchasing


20% Assist in recruiting by meeting with prospective student-athletes; Work closely with Chef and Performance Dining Hall staff to develop menus; Conduct menu planning in collaboration with each team support staff for home and away competitions; Coordinate care with multidisciplinary teams for high risk cases; Make grocery trips to buy additional food product, when needed.


10% Advance and support LSU and Athletics Department diversity and inclusion initiatives through personal participation in educational and developmental opportunities, as well as participation in the creation of an inclusive culture consistent with the values of LSU and its Athletics Department; Assist with other miscellaneous duties assigned by Director of Performance Nutrition.


Minimum qualifications

Bachelor’s degree. One year of experience as a Graduate Assistant, Intern or full time in a collegiate or other athletics setting; Strong oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, time and priority management skills and the ability to work as a supportive team member toward agreed upon goals; Registered Dietitian with Louisiana licensure or licensure eligible.


Preferred qualifications

Master’s in Nutrition, Exercise Physiology or related field; CSSD certification


Special or physical qualifications

Ability and willingness to work extended days, weekends and holidays. Some travel may be required. Due to the nature of the position and/or position responsibilities, this position shall be subject to pre-employment and random drug/alcohol testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67.


Special Instructions:

A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Please provide three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.


Posting date:

August 22, 2022



Post will remain open until filled


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