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Jennifer Ketterly MS, RD, CSSD, LD
Director of Sports Nutrition

Jen is the Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of Georgia and oversees the nutrition support for UGA's football, men's basketball, volleyball, and women's golf teams. Prior to establishing the program at Georgia, she directed nutrition programs at the University of Connecticut and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jen is originally from St. Albans, WV and went on to receive her undergraduate degree in nutritional sciences and exercise science from Cornell University and her master's in clinical nutrition with a sports nutrition emphasis from the University of Kentucky. A multisport athlete growing up, Jen also played basketball while at Cornell and has coached women's basketball at the high school and AAU levels. Her primary interest areas are iron and vitamin D status of athletes, nutrition for injury and rehabilitation, and developing clinical sports nutrition tools to aid in the screening, identification, and treatment of nutrition related problems in high level athletes.
Maria Breen MS, RD, CSSD, LD
Sports Nutritionist/Dietitian

Maria coordinates sports nutrition for the Women's Basketball, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Swimming and Diving, and Baseball programs and supervises efforts for the Equestrian, Men's Golf, and Men's Tennis teams. Originally from Savannah, GA and a competitive swimmer growing up, she is a loyal Bulldog. Maria obtained both her bachelor's and master's degrees from UGA. She earned undergraduate degrees in both dietetics and consumer foods in 2007, and then received her master's in food & nutrition in 2009. Her primary area of interest is bone and skeletal health.
Justin Klein, MA, RD, CSSD, LD
Sports Nutrition Assistant

Justin studied at the University of Oklahoma where he graduated with his bachelor's in Health and Exercise Science, and an MA in Dietetics. Before coming to UGA, Justin worked as a clinical dietitian for four years in Longview, TX while also doing volunteer work at Athlete's Performance. With the Bulldogs, he is the staff Sports RD for Men's Tennis and Men's Golf, and assists in the sports nutrition management of the Football program.
Katie Huffman, RD, LD
Regenerate 1st Sports Nutrition Graduate Assistant

Katie is completing her master's degree in Foods and Nutrition while providing sports nutrition to Track & Field and UGA's Cheer & Dance teams. A graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Katie worked as a clinical dietitian and hospital nutrition director prior to arriving at UGA. Her own athletic background includes dance, soccer, and rugby.
Erin Berg
Mote Family Sports Nutrition Fellow

Lindsey Pfau
Sports Nutrition Assistant

Mote Family Sports Nutrition Fellowship

Fellowship Announcement

The Sports Nutrition Department of the University of Georgia Athletic Association houses the first sports nutrition fellowship position in the country. With support of the Mote family, the Mote Fellowship program offers a broad based sports nutrition practice opportunity involving clinical, didactic, research and scholarly experiences. The Mote Fellow serves the highly competitive Olympic Sport student-athlete population and provides sports nutrition services to Georgia athletic teams.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and application to hrdept@sports.uga.edu. The University of Georgia is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mote Fellowship Application


Sports Nutrition Association for Pre-Professionals (SNAPP) Student Organization

SNAPP is a student organization on campus for undergraduates pursuing a degree in Dietetics and are interested in a sports nutrition related career. Student members of SNAPP build experience working with our collegiate athletics program through internship and practicum opportunities with the sports nutrition staff, networking with campus registered dietitians, and helping the community through volunteering. SNAPP is advised by Jen Ketterly and Maria Breen.

Campus Partners

Sport Medicine http://www.georgiadogs.com/ot/sports-med-home.html
Strength & Conditioning http://www.georgiadogs.com/ot/strength-condition-main.html
University Health Center https://www.uhs.uga.edu/
UGA Food Services http://foodservice.uga.edu/
UGA Department of Foods and Nutrition http://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/
UGA Department of Kinesiology http://www.coe.uga.edu/kinesiology/

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