Get To Know SHPN

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Sports and Human Performance Dietetic Practice Group!

Our Mission

Educate, empower and advocate for the delivery of  state-of-the-art care for athletes, athletic teams, human performance organizations, and people throughout their entire athletic lifecycle  through the integration of nutrition, exercise science, research and technology.

Our Vision

A world where all people perform to their potential, powered by nutrition.

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Join SHPN at FNCE®!

Monday October 18th @ 5:30 CT
Earn CPEU while joining SHPN leaders for a virtual happy hour that will include an engaging discussion with two Olympic sports dietitians and an exciting virtual prize giveaway! 


Sunday, October 17 @ 4:00pm CT
The newly revised Sports and Human Performance Nutrition Standards of Practice/Standards of Professional Performance (SOP/SOPP) document provides a highly detailed blueprint for professional practice in the Sports and Human Performance (SHP) practice areas. Utilizing this tool, a SHP dietitian can assess their accrued KSAs and identify the KSAs which need practice/mastery to achieve the level of expertise necessary to pursue advanced jobs/positions.

Evolving our Sports and Human Performance Nutrition Practice:
SHPN Project Highlights

  Gatorade Sports Fueling Project

Project Overview:
The Gatorade Sports Fueling Project (G-SFP) recruits Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDNs) who are interested in expanding their field experience, continuing education in sports nutrition and learning from experienced Mentors.

Program Vision:
  Optimize the performance, growth, and development of high school athletes through the expertise of Sports and Human Performance  Nutrition (SHPN) dietitians.


Revised Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for RDNs in Sports and Human Performance Nutrition

As a part of the Scope of Practice, SOP and SOPP are tools for credentialed nutrition and dietetics practitioners and describe competent levels of practice related to direct patient care. They serve as guides for self-evaluation and to determine the education and skills needed to advance an individual's level of practice. Although not regulations, the standards may be used by regulatory agencies to determine competency for credentialed nutrition and dietetics practitioners.

The Revised 2021 Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for RDNs (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Sports and Human Performance is now available in the September edition of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.