Certified sports dietitians

What is JASA Sports Dietitian

JASA Sports Dietitian is accredited from both Japan Sports Association (JASA) and the Japan Dietetic Association (JDA). JSNA proceed accreditation course and renewal credit course for JASA Sports Dietitian.

There is an increased need of nutritional support for athletic individuals/associations which is education for athletes, and the provision of a qualified dietary environment. These supports are required by athletes, junior sports players, and also people who play sports for health promotion.

All athletes should be provided qualified nutritional practice at their teams or organizations. It is necessary to ensure cooperation of dietitian with their coaches, trainers, sports doctors, and those of other professionals including exercise physiology, biomechanics, and sports psychology.

JASA Sports dietitians accredited by both the Japan Dietetic Association (JDA) and Japan Sports Association (JASA) supports all individuals who needs qualified nutritional supports.

State of sports dietitians

Sports dietitians’ major workplaces

Sports dietitians' major workplaces
150 JASA sports dietitians are working as of July 2014.The following data are the results of the survey for JASA Sports Dietitian (61 dietitians answered)

The present post:

University or graduate school personnel: n=15 (25%), Hospital staff: n=7 (11%), Part-time workers or self-employed individuals working at community: n=7 (11%)

Other dietitians were working at their own office to provide nutritional support for athletes and their teams, at health promotion centers, public fitness clubs, local governmental office, elementary or junior high school or dining service company.

Application of accreditation

  •  Mainly working as an accredited JASA Sports Dietitian (n=30 [49%])
  •  Mostly working as an accredited JASA Sports Dietitian (n=29 [48%])
  •  Not working as an accredited JASA Sports Dietitian (n=2 [3%])

97% of JASA Sports Dietitians are working mostly or partly as an accredited dietitian. Accreditation of JASA Sports Dietitian will widen your possibility of activity.
Thus, certified sports dietitians can demonstrate their skills in various professional fields.

JASA sports dietitians’ state of using their qualification (n=61)

1. Subjects were engaged in work that often required their certification. 2. Subjects' certification was utilized for their work but in a secondary manner. 3. Subjects' certification was unnecessary to perform their duties. (The data shown in the graph represent the numbers of responders.) 30 29 2 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
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