Creating a Meaningful and Innovative Sports Nutrition Internship Experience at Your Institution


There is a growing interest among students in sports nutrition as a career; however, opportunities for high-quality sports nutrition experience within dietetic internship programs are limited. In this session, presenters will offer guidance on how institutions can add value to their dietetic internship programs by creating new or improved high-quality experiences in sports nutrition. Speakers will discuss how to evaluate resources and seek out opportunities for collaboration, ways to create a positive student intern and preceptor experience, and examples of sports nutrition projects that meet core competencies and prepare students for entry-level positions in the field of sports nutrition.

Learning Objectives

Evaluate available resources and identify stakeholders to support a meaningful sports nutrition experience

Create a positive student learning experience that ensures readiness for an entry-level position in sports nutrition

Design sports nutrition-specific projects and assignments that meet core competencies

Performance Indicators

3.2 Advocates for and participates in activities that support advancement of the profession

6.5 Leads or supports activities related to the development or management of academic programs

6.6 Designs and analyzes program curricula that align with program goals, objectives and competencies


Lindsay Esposito

Advanced Clinical Dietitian

Northwestern Medicine

Ann Toy

Director of Sports Nutrition

Lipscomb University


Katie Knappenberger

Director of Performance Nutrition

Northwestern Medicine

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