Should I Become A Sports Nutritionist (One Minute Quiz)

Alyssa Omandac

Career Quiz and Most Suitable Personality

Sports Nutritionists

Sports Nutritionists Sports Nutritionists are primarily responsible for analyzing the nutritional needs of athletes. They help athletes perform better by developing menus and diets that accommodate their training goals.

Bachelor's degree
Interest Match

Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.Confucius

Table of contents
  1. Career Quiz
  2. Suitable Personality Type
  3. Pros and Cons

Career Quiz

In this career quiz, there are 8-10 questions that will give you a pretty good perspective on whether this career is right for you.

There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Maybe, and Like.

Answer “Like / Yes” if you tell yourself “Yes! I would love do this” or “Yeah, I’m that type of person”.
Answer “Okay / Maybe” if you tell yourself “Umm…I think I will be okay with that”.
Answer “Dislike / No” if you tell yourself “Ugh…Sounds boring” or “No way!”.

Ready? Let’s start!

Question Yes Maybe No
Are you interested in assessing the nutritional needs of athletes?
Are you interested in a career that involves creating meal plans?
Would be interested in a job that requires collaboration with other professionals?
Do you have a friendly personality and enjoy working with others?
Are you a natural problem-solver who enjoys tackling tough challenges?
Do you have an interest in helping others and a passion for health?
Are you interested in learning more about how nutrition impacts athletic performance?
Would you like to help treat a diverse range of individuals?

Your Results


Now count how many points you have.

Dislike = 0 point
Okay = 1 point
Like = 2 points

After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.

Suitable Personality Type

The Helper

People with this personality type likes to work with people and in teams. They prefer work that allows them to build relationships with others. You can read more about these career personality types here.

Sports Nutritionists are often extroverts with friendly personalities, which is useful when treating a wide range of patients. The top Sports Nutritionists are also good problem solvers as this job revolves around addressing nutritional problems. You should also have an interest in helping others and a passion for healthy living.

Pros and Cons


You Get to Help Athletes Reach Peak Performance

It can be quite rewarding to see athletes excel based on your nutritional advice.

There Are Self-Employment Opportunities

Many Sports Nutritionists are self-employed, which offers flexible scheduling and greater freedom.

You May Not Need a License to Practice

Unlike Dieticians, Sports Nutritionists do not need to obtain a license to offer nutritional advice in most states.

You May Get to Travel to Other Regions

Sports Nutritionists who work for sports teams may travel with the team for road games. The demand for Sports Nutritionists also provides job opportunities in a wide range of regions.


People May Not Listen to Your Advice

Athletes may not always follow your advice, limiting the impact of your work.

You May Face Pressure to Produce Positive Results

When an athlete underperforms, Coaches and other members of the staff may blame anyone, including the Sports Nutritionist.

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