Performance Nutrition Coordinator

  Sports Organization
  West Region
  Sports Services
  Posted/Updated: 07/31/20

Job Summary

The organization encourages innovative ways of thinking yet challenges staff to be accountable for their input, and to provide a robust link to performance in all that they do.  
 
Responsibilities:

  • Works with Manager, Performance Nutrition to develop, implement and monitor innovative and evidence-based practical nutrition strategies tailored to the requirements of world-class MMA athletes. 

  • Delivers individual and group nutrition educational sessions to world-class MMA athletes.

  • Actively promotes the importance of food to enhance performance.

  • Supports athletes through longitudinal weight management, weight classification strategies, and ‘acute weight making and recovery tactics’ for the sport of mixed martial arts

  • Engages with and supports continuous athlete education relating to anti-doping and USADA testing procedures.

  • Develops third-party consultant relationships and forms strategic partnerships with industry leaders in performance nutrition and dietary supplementation.

  • Develops and implements support systems to aid in athlete assessments, data collection, and management.

  • Undertakes physiological assessments relating to performance nutrition; including DEXA, basal metabolic rate (BMR), and hydration monitoring.

  • Strives to develop novel and innovative methodologies that serve to create world-leading working practices in the field of MMA-specific to nutrition.

  • Ensures that the delivery of nutrition services effectively meets its commitment to athletes and coaches. 
  • Maintains a comprehensive, indexed database of work conducted with athletes and coaches.

  • Works with other support staff to deliver an interdisciplinary approach to performance development.

  • Participates in ad hoc projects and or applied research across the organization as appropriate.

  • Within the rules of professional confidentiality, liaises with athletes, primary care managers, coaches and other support staff as appropriate.

 
Skills & Experience:

  •  Graduate degree in Exercise Science, Nutrition, or another related curriculum required. 

  • 2+ years of experience in science, research, and sport nutrition fields. 

  • Practicing Registered Dietician (RD) or equivalent.

  • Experience working effectively with athletes and coaches.

  • Personal or professional experience in combat or contact sport is preferred, but not required.

  • Understanding of the demands of the MMA sport (i.e. physical, physiology, gender-specific, weight categories, weight management, travel requirements, etc.). 

  • Understanding of existing evidence-based research, and the implementation of new research areas to enhance the sport, athletes, and coaches. 

 


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