Student Resources

CPSDA member Student Committee Liaison: Liz Wluka, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

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Resources for Students


Sports Nutrition Specific Books

Sports Nutrition Guidebook - 6th Edition - Nancy Clark
Sports Nutrition: A Handbook for Professionals - 6th Edition - Christine Rosenbloom
The Healthy Former Athlete - Lauren Link
Finding your Sweet Spot - Rebecca McConville
Roar - Stacy Sims
The Sports Nutrition Playbook - Amy Goodson

Inspirational/Self Help Books
Daring Greatly - Brene Brown
Dare to Lead - Brene Brown
Rising Strong - Brene Brown
Braving the Wilderness - Brene Brown
The Gifts of Imperfections - Brene Brown
I Thought it was Just Me - Brene Brown
The Success Principles- Jack Canfield
Presence- Amy Cuddy
Brief- Joseph McCormack
Life is Short, Don’t Wait to Dance- Val Kondos Field
Untamed - Glennon Doyle
The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz
Extreme Ownership - Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
Dichotomy of Leadership - Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
Grit - Angela Duckworth
Man’s Search For Meaning - Viktor E. Frankel
Principles - Ray Dalio
H3 Leadership - Brad Lomenick
Legacy - James Kerr
The Mentor Leadership - Tony Dungy
Intuitive Eating
Intuitive Eating - Elyse R, Evelyn T
Anti-Diet: Christy Harrison
Food Psych Podcast - Christy Harrison
RD Real Talk Podcast - Heather Caplan
Podcasts - Sports Nutrition Specific

Phit for a Queen
The Tea with 3 Rd’s
Sports Rd Snippets
Sigma Nutrition Radio
“We Do Science” The institute of Performance Nutrition

Podcasts - Motivational

Dare to Lead with Brene Brown
Unlocking Us with Brene Brown
Just Saying  with Joseph McCormick
Women Leaders Podcast with Patti Phillips
Real Pod with Victoria Garrick
What the Actual Fork
Food Heaven Podcast
Almost 30


The Secret
Brene Brown - The Call to Courage
Ted Talks
Amy Cuddy - Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
Brene Brown - The Power of Vulnerability

Gaining Experience

How to find internship/volunteer opportunities

Details to include when reaching out to Sports RD’s for internships/volunteer opportunities

  • Polite Intro/Greeting- include their name
  • Specific Dates/Timeline for experience
  • Interest in working under this particular sports RD
  • How you can help them, skill set you can offer (develop infographics, organize data, etc)
  • Ask if hands on or virtual experience is available
  • Thank them for their time
  • Include signature

Student Forum Recordings:

CPSDA Student Forum - Breaking into the Field! Advice on how to gain experience
RD Exam Test Prep
SNIP: Fellow Check in!
Dietetic Internships: Gaining Sports Nutrition Experience
Want to become a Sports Dietitian?
Navigating the Annual Conference!
I'm and RD...Now What?  Beyond the RD Credential
Gatorade SNIP Q&A
Do's and Don'ts of being an Intern
Breaking into Sports Nutrition
How to Ace the Interview
Opportunities in Sports Nutrition
SNIP Panel


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