Advanced Practice Workshop (APW)



2024 Advanced Practice Workshop dates and location will be announced in November

The intended audience for the CPSDA Advanced Practice Workshop is being fine tuned to a very specific population in order to best serve the growth of our profession in its current state. This 1.5 day workshop aims to help sports RDs who are currently building or growing a program, those who have been newly promoted within their jobs to a more senior/director role or those who have been hired with the opportunity to grow a new program. Guided discussions by a variety of veteran sports RDs will be used to help each attending sports RD think through their mission and vision for their program to establish a lasting infrastructure to meet the needs of their specific institution or organization.

CPSDA is committed to increasing diversity in the field of dietetics and encourages Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and all other underrepresented individuals to apply.

Who should attend?
Full time sports RDs who have been at their job for more than 6 months, whose program is in transition and is looking for guidance on how to better build their services into a program rather than just being utilized as a person on staff. Attendees may or may not have benefitted from mentorship already but should be ready to take their career to a new level. They must be in a growth mindset to benefit. Veteran Sports RDs will provide insight into their own successes and shortcomings early in their careers for key learnings within the workshop. This will allow for thoughtful discussion and planning for the future of attendee’s sports nutrition programs within their own institution or organization.
Call for Applications:
Applications for the 2024 Advanced Practice Workshop will open in November.  Space is limited.  The Advanced Practice Workshop Committee will read through the applications and choose the group of Sports RDs who will benefit most from the workshop content. Selected applicants will be notified in early December 2023.
Once the applicants are selected:
Applicants will be asked to commit to attending the 1.5 day workshop.  Upon committing to attend, applicants will submit their Mission and Vision along with a self-evaluation questionnaire including feedback on their greatest strengths and weaknesses within their programs.  Focus groups and content of the workshop will then be directly created to meet the maturity of each program.
When is the Advanced Practice Workshop?
The Advanced Practice Workshop dates and location will be announced in November.
What is the Cost?
The workshop has a $200 registration fee that is inclusive of workshop materials, a 1.5 day intensive training and mentoring, dinner the first evening, lunch on day two, and 1 night hotel room. If the cost of registration is a financial barrier, please reach out to Amy Freel, CPSDA Executive Director at [email protected].
Additional Questions:
Please contact Tandi Hawkey, CPSDA Events & Education Coordinator at [email protected] or 812-369-4393.


Thank you to those that attended the 2023 Advanced Practice Workshop, February 16-17, 2023 in St. Louis, MO!

Thanks to our partners at Cheribundi for their support of the Advanced Practice Workshop!