Nutrition

UGA Sports Nutrition
Sports Nutrition Staff

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, men's basketball, volleyball, and both 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 team. 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.
Sidney Smith RD, LD, CSCS, MA
Sports Nutritionist
Erin Berg MS, RD, LD.
Mote Family Sports Nutrition Fellow

Erin coordinates sports nutrition for the women's soccer team, men's and women's tennis, and track and field. Erin is originally form Wisconsin and received her undergraduate degree in Dietetics from the University of Wisconsin – Stout in 2009, where she also competed as a track and field athlete. After becoming a RD, she worked in an outpatient clinic setting before returning to school. Erin comes to UGA from completing her masters degree in sports nutrition from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs.
Courtney Gallagher MS, RD, LD
Sports Nutrition Assistant

Courtney joined the nutrition staff in July 2015 and coordinates sports nutrition services for the Softball and Equestrian programs and assists in the management of the Volleyball team. Courtney comes to UGA after receiving her Master of Science in Nutrition at the University at Buffalo where she worked with a number of the UB athletic teams. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University, where she was a member of the Women's Lacrosse team.
Zach Bennett MS, CSCS
Regenerate 1st Sports Nutrition Assistant

Zach returns to the University of Georgia as one of two Sports Nutrition Assistants for the 2015-2016 academic year. He assists the department in working to meet the nutritional needs of the Men's Basketball, Swimming and Diving, and Men's and Women's Golf teams. Zach graduated from UGA in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in dietetics and recently completed a master's degree in Exercise Science with a dietetic internship at Florida State University. Zach is also a lifelong baseball player and was a member of the Redcoat Marching band during his undergraduate years.

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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