Gatorade Sports Nutrition Immersion Program Location University of South Carolina Site Supervisor Theresa C. Logan Program Duration 8 months Approximate Start Date August 1, 2015 Program Description The University of South Carolina offers a combination of nineteen male and female sports. Our program offers a wide variety of learning opportunities in performance nutrition and program development. A SNIP intern would gain real time experience in highly competitive programs inclusive of a variety of athletes from the US and abroad. A SNIP intern will learn how to support the dynamics of working environment with student athletes, coaches, athletic trainers, strength staff, physical therapists and physicians. The USC Athletics department is an exceptional venue for interns to gain practical experience. The SNIP intern will be assigned primarily to swimming, cross country and track and field teams. Both programs are in a building phase and require a dedicated expertise to develop their programs. In addition to these teams, the SNIP intern will have full exposure to other teams for a better understanding of diverse performance, seasonal and overall nutrition demands by the other sports. The SNIP intern will perform the following tasks: assist in nutrition, hydration, body composition assessments and treatment plan; maintain individual care plans; develop and present student athlete education materials and programs; develop team training table meals for home and away competition; assist with fueling station snacks, and beverages; participate in team meetings; develop and maintain social media accounts. Upon arrival to the university, the intern will receive orientation to the athletic village, daily assignments, weekly sports medicine meeting, and team practice. Once the SNIP intern has established a working relationship with their sport, I will expect the intern to spend 20-30 hours with their teams and 10-20 hours with the staff sports dietitian. During the time with the staff sports dietitian, discussions will focus on daily assignments, questions and review of the intern’s development.
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