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Employment Outlook

Nutrition For Sport And Fitness

Nutritionists for Sport and Fitness deal with athletic performance, including the type, quantity and nutrients of fluid and food taken by an athlete.


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Employment Levels

According to the Department of Employment, there were 4 900 people employed in roles similar to Nutritionists for Sports and Fitness as of November 2012, with projected employment levels in 2017 of 6 000. Employment for similar roles has risen by a rate of 5.6 % over the past 5 years and is expected to grow very strongly through 2017.

Employment by State

A majority of those working in roles similar to Nutritionists for Sports and Fitness are located in New South Wales (32.3%), followed by Victoria (24.7%) and Queensland (21.1%).

Gender Split

This is a significantly more female dominated industry across both full time work (41.9%) and part-time work, with a predominance in female part-time work at 52.2%. Males make up 4.0% of full time employment and only 1.9% of part time employment.

Age Brackets

The median age for people in roles similar to Nutrition For Sports and Fitness is 32, which is 8 years younger than the median age of all other occupations.

Hours Worked

People in roles similar to Nutritionists for Sport and Fitness work an average of 41.1 hours per week. This is the same as the average for all occupations. Male and female full time work is closely split at 45.8% and 40.7% respectfully.

Education Level

Almost all workers employed in a profession similar to Nutritionists for Sport and Fitness have either a Bachelor degree (47.4%) or higher (52.6%).

Nutrition For Sport And Fitness Duties & Tasks

  • Assess an athlete’s lifestyle, eating habits, training schedule
  • Counsel athletes on the optimal nutrition goals for their specific training regimen
  • Create customised nutrition plans to help athlete achieve personal and professional goals
  • Provide body composition testing
  • Arrange food services and develop menus for the team



*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only. 

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