Use these resources and ‘walk the talk’ by promoting sports dietitians and the Board Certification as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) credential to RDs, students, nutrition faculty and to employers, certified athletic trainers, coaches, strength and conditioning consultants, personal trainers, and health/fitness professionals.
The CSSD credential:
- Premier sports nutrition professional credential in the United States
- Enhances the visibility and marketability of sports dietitians
- CSSD handout for RDs, students, nutrition faculty (pdf)
- Who are CSSDs? for employers, health/fitness professionals (pdf)
- Credential comparison: compares the CSSD to other sports nutrition credentials (pdf)
- Contact the Commission on Dietetic Registration for information about the CSSD credential: www.cdrnet.org
Video: Sports Nutrition: Who Delivers?
Sports Nutrition: Who Delivers?
As SCAN sports dietitians, you know you’re the experts. Spread the news with this video. Go to (insert link) to hear athletes, coaches, and employers tout the benefits of working with SCAN sports dietitians.
- Include the link to the video in your email signature.
- Show the video at your presentations.
- Share the video with athletes, coaches, sports medicine team members, and prospective employers
Board Certification as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics (brochure)
Top 10 Reasons to Consult a Board Certified Sports Dietitian (CSSD) (pdf)
Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Board Certified Sports Dietitian (CSSD) (pdf)
Sports Nutrition Fact Sheets
Sports Nutrition Mentor Program
Sports Dietitian Job Description
The sports dietitian job description is published in ADA's Job Descriptions: Models for the Dietetics Profession, 2nd ed., 2008. American Dietetic Association, ISBN: 978-0-88091-420-8. The job description lists primary duties and responsibilities and knowledge and skill requirements of a sports dietitian. Board Certification as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) is preferred.
ADA Position: Nutrition and Athletic Performance (pdf)
Position of the American Dietetic Association, Dietitians of Canada, and the American College of Sports Medicine: Nutrition and Athletic Performance. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009:109(3): 509-527.
Standards for RDs in Sports Dietetics (Materials available to members only so you must sign into the SCAN website to access this page)