Availability, credentials, and qualifications of nutrition providers of Division IA selected women's intercollegiate athletic programs
The purpose of this study was to examine the availability, credentials, and qualifications of nutrition providers for Division IA intercollegiate athletic programs that have competitive women's gymnastics, women's swimming and women's cross country, or a combination of two of these sports. It was also the purpose of the study to identify if relationships exists between demographic factors and 1). The employer of the nutrition provider, 2) the title of the nutrition provider and 3) the availability of nutrition education.Surveys were sent to 161 Division IA Athletic Directors. The institutions selected in the study have competitive women's gymnastics, women's swimming and women's cross country, or a combination of tow of these sports. The National Directory of College Athletics was used for selection of the universities participating in this study. A 69% return rate was achieved and all surveys were deemed useable.