Sports Dietetics USA Milestones
SCAN's Sports Dietetics-USA (SD-USA) subunit was launched in June 2004. The descriptions below highlight the origin of SD-USA and the accomplishments of the subunit through its volunteer members. SCAN members interested in sports nutrition are invited to join SD-USA. To start, log in as a member on the SCAN website; select My Profile and Edit member details, select Sports Dietetics-USA and click on SAVE.
- Launched the Expanding the Arena Initiative
- Formalized partnership with PINES (Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport)
SCAN signed a Network Agreement with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).
SCAN launched the Sports Fueling Project to provide opportunities for RDNs to obtain in-field experience sports nutrition experience and log hours towards eligibility for Board Certification in Sports Dietetics.
Publication: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Revised Standards of Practice (SOP) and Standards of Professional Performance (SOPP) for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Sports Nutrition and Dietetics. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014;114(4):631-641.
SCAN collaborated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association to provide nutrition information on the topic of health and safety for collegiate athletes, coaches, administrators and others through the development of fact sheets, articles and webinars.
The Academy approved the following for J Acad Nutr Diet publication: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Revised Standards of Practice (SOP) and Standards of Professional Performance (SOPP) for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Sports Nutrition and Dietetics. This revision of the 2009 SOP/SOPP for sports dietitians was developed by an SD-USA member workgroup and approved by SCAN’s Executive Committee.
SCAN's Executive Committee approved a Network Agreement with Athletes and the Arts, an initiative of the American College of Sports Medicine focused on linking the sport athlete and musician/performing artist communities. The agreement under review by the Academy for approval.
The CSSD earned accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) becoming the first and only sports nutrition certification program to be accredited by NCCA (through 2018). NCCA accreditation reflects achievement of the highest standards of professional credentialing. SD-USA has worked toward this goal since the CSSD certification was established. CDR’s RD and DTR programs and its five specialist certification programs are now accredited by NCCA.
A member-wide survey was distributed to all SD-USA members and CSSDs via Survey Monkey. The purpose of the survey was to gather feedback about the member benefits of the SD-USA subunit and data concerning current CSSDs.
SCAN’s Executive Committee approved and submitted the revised SOP SOPP for RDs in Sports Dietetics to the Academy’s Quality Management Committee for review and approval.
Following the July CSSD exam, there are 610 CSSDs.
At SD-USA’s request, Michele Macedonio, CDR Specialty Panel member, motioned that the CDR Specialty Panel recommend extension of the allowance of education to substitute for a maximum of 1,200 hours of the required experience for CSSD eligibility beyond its scheduled expiration (July 2014). The CDR Specialty Panel voted for an extension until July 2018. This recommendation will be considered by CDR at its first 2014 meeting.
SD-USA increased its Social Media presence by launching a Facebook and Pinterest page, in addition to its Twitter account.
The manuscript, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Scope of Practice for the Registered Dietitian was published in the J Acad Nutr Diet with sports nutrition described in the section, RD roles: services and activities. An SD-USA member of Academy’s Quality Management Committee was an author.
Following the February CSSD exam, there are 574 CSSDs.
The SD-USA workgroup began the task of revising the SOP SOPP for RDs in Sports Dietetics.
The Academy’s Quality Management Committee approved SCAN’s proposal to conduct the 5th year revision of the SOP SOPP for RDs in Sports Dietetics. A workgroup was formed consisting of Patti Steinmuller and Laura Kruskall (Co-Chairs), Chris Karpinski, Melinda Manore, Michele Macedonio, and Nanna Meyers.
At the request of SD-USA, SCAN requested that CDR apply to the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) for NCCA accreditation for the CSSD certification program, and all other eligible CDR specialist certification programs, by the April 30, 2013 application deadline.
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Credentials of those listed in the milestones document:
Diane Berrara, MPH, RD
Jackie Berning, PhD, RD, CSSD
Gail Butterfield, PhD
Lisa Carlson, MS, RD
Kristine Clark, PhD, RD
Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD
Nancy DiMarco, PhD, RD, CSSD
Barbara Graf, MS, RD
Chris Karpinski, PhD, RD, CSSD
Laura Kruskall, PhD, RD, CSSD
Michele Macedonio, MS, RD, CSSD
Melinda Manore, PhD, RD, CSSD
Nanna Meyer, PhD, RD, CSSD
Susie Parker-Simmons, MS, MEd, RD
Suzanne Steen, DSc, RD
James Stevens, MS, RD
Patti Steinmuller, MS, RD, CSSD
Original Sports Specialty Examination Workgroup (SSEW) Members: Steven E. Black, Lt Col, USAF, BSC, PhD, RD, CSSD; Kim Crawford,PhD, RD, CSSD; Nancy DiMarco, PhD, RD, LD, CSSD; Christopher Halagarda, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS; Diane King, MS, ATC, RD, CSSD; Susie H. Langley, MS, RD, CSSD; Michele A. Macedonio, MS, RD, CSSD, LD; Bob Seebohar, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS: Ingrid Skoog, MS, RD, CSSD; and Patti Steinmuller, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
Original Sports Practice Analysis Workgroup (SPAW) members: Steven E. Black, Lt Col, USAF, BSC, PhD, RD, CSSD; Kim Crawford, PhD, RD, CSSD; Nancy DiMarco, PhD, RD, CSSD; Marie Dunford, PhD, RD, Christopher Halagarda, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS; Susie H. Langley, MS, RD, CSSD; Michele A. Macedonio, MS, RD, CSSD; Bob Seebohar, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS: Ingrid Skoog, MS, RD, CSSD; and Patti Steinmuller, MS, RD, CSSD
Page updated December 2014.