This webinar was presented live on February 23, 2023.
The primary objective of this webinar is to empower collegiate sports dietitians to evaluate their own nutrition programs and review their own skills, roles, and responsibilities in developing sports nutrition services by reviewing a recent consensus statement developed by experts in the field.
Creating programs and departments where providers collaborate and utilize each other's strengths and unique skill sets are at the heart of athlete-centered care. Building the team behind the team is a common phrase amongst healthcare and human performance staff in athletics settings. As sports dietetics has grown as a specialty, thoughtful consideration for how to best integrate and utilize the training and skills of a Sports Registered Dietitian Nutritionist are needed.
This consensus statement is the first of its kind written by expert sports dietitians in conjunction with partners in athletic training, sports medicine, and collegiate strength and conditioning as a guide for not only college administrators but for practicing sports dietitians who desire to elevate their practice and build a premier sports nutrition service no matter the size of the university or college. Central to each model is the need for high-level medical nutrition therapy or clinical sports nutrition, a critical domain for all sports dietitians.
CPE Level: 3
Performance Indicators: 3.2, 8.2, 8.3
- Synthesize the literature regarding best practices in clinical sports nutrition and highlight minimum standards in the primary areas of care for student-athletes in the collegiate setting: clinical sports nutrition, nutrition education, food-service management, and performance nutrition.
- Utilize the consensus statement to examine and compare the current organizational structure and level of practice and service (their own or that of their staff) to the service levels and models described.
- Utilize the SOP/SOPP for self-evaluation of knowledge skills and abilities of the practicing sports dietitian.
Amy Culp, RD, CSSD, LD, CEDRD
Victoria Lambert, MS, RD