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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 781715
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: President
Department: Intercollegiate Athletics 10070478
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Athletics/Recreation, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Head Basketball Performance Dietitian

Position Summary

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact related to nutrition services intended for Basketball student-athletes including, but not limited to the following:
    • Dietary/nutrition consultations/assessments/screenings
    • Development and facilitation of team nutrition education sessions 
    • Meal plan development
    • Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) on all nutrition-related conditions such as nutrient deficiencies, food allergies/sensitivities/intolerances, GI complications, preventative and responsive nutrition interventions related to injury, eating disorders and disordered eating, etc.
    • Perform and interpret results of nutrition, hydration, and body composition assessments 
    • Research, evaluation, education, recommendation, and provision of permissible dietary supplements, as needed/appropriate
    • Grocery store tours and cooking demos
  • Collaborate with the performance nutrition team, physicians, sports medicine professionals, academic staff, support staff, coaches, and multidisciplinary support staff (strength and conditioning, athletic training, etc.) to ensure an environment supporting optimal health and performance for Basketball student-athletes
  • Daily oversight of basketball player lounge and fueling station area, training table and all fueling needs for Basketball student-athletes including:
    • Product management (ordering, receiving, storing, tracking, stocking)
    • Inventory control/management
    • Following food safety protocols to ensure a clean and safe environment
  • Supervision of performance nutrition students/interns (students/interns staffing, training, scheduling, communication)
  • Attend team meetings, practices, competitions, and other team activities/events as needed and/or directed
  • Maintain proper documentation (performance nutrition metrics, individual and team education interventions, body composition assessments and progress, biochemical parameters, etc.)
  • Monitoring and management of Basketball training tables and meals, in coordination with Basketball operations team
  • Monitoring and management of Basketball pre- and post-game meals and snacks for home and away competitions, in coordination with Basketball operations team
  • Serve as a nutrition resource for athletic trainers, coaches, strength and conditioning staff, medical staff, and food service personnel
  • Assist with recruitment, training, education, mentorship, and scheduling of dietetic interns, fellows, and student volunteers
  • Develop nutrition educational resources for student-athletes
  • Aid in the development and implementation of nutrition policies and procedures  
  • Stay current with food, nutrition, health and wellness issues and research related to sports nutrition, principally information related to Basketball student-athletes/collegiate population
  • Other responsibilities and team assignment as designated by the Director of Performance Nutrition

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Bachelors -Human Nutrition/Dietetics

Desired Degree

Masters -Human Nutrition/Dietetics or equivalent

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition/Dietetics and a minimum of two years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in performance nutrition settings; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be a registered dietitian (RD).
  • Must be willing to work non-tradition hours and weekends, as needed. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Human Nutrition/Dietetics or equivalent degree.
  • CSSD or CSSD eligible.
  • Experience working with collegiate and/or professional athletes in the Basketball setting for a minimum of two years.

Required Application Materials

  • Cover Letter 
  • Resume

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Summary of Physical Demands

Be able to lift, push, and pull objects up to 50lbs


MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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