After completing the CMP with the Sports Nutrition Concentration, students are prepared to become board certified specialists in Sports Dietetics following two years of practice as a registered dietitian in the field of sports nutrition. Students receive the same training as those completing the Nutrition Education and Research Concentration with the addition of a specialty area – sports nutrition.
Graduate students with the Sports Nutrition Concentration have found employment in a variety of settings including:
- Sports Medicine Clinics
- Collegiate Athletics
- Professional Teams
- Olympic Teams
- Corporate Wellness
- University and Community Colleges
- Health and Fitness Clinics
There are approximately four (4) openings per year in the Sports Nutrition Concentration option which are selected from the CMP application pool during the admissions process. If an applicant is interested in pursuing the Nutrition, Education, and Research Concentration if the Sports Concentration is unavailable, he/she should indicate this on his/her application.
Students selected for the Sports Nutrition Concentration will be placed in settings related to sports, exercise, or wellness depending on the interests of the student, preceptor needs, and director approval.
The Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology offers four main sports nutrition practicum sites. However, opportunities also exist for students to complete practicum hours in various aspects of health and sports such as clinical eating disorders, community health, and corporate wellness.
THESIS & NON-THESIS OPTIONS
The CMP and NSMP with the Sports Nutrition Concentration is generally considered a Focused Area of Study (non-thesis) track; however, a thesis option may be possible with the Sports Nutrition Coordinator's approval.