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Jennifer Ketterly


Jen Ketterly is the director of sports nutrition at the UNC Human Performance Center and an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the UNC School of Medicine. She is also the sports dietitian for the NBA's Charlotte Hornets and the North Carolina Central University Athletic Department. She is a board-certified specialist in sports dietetics with 20 years of practice across collegiate and professional sports, athletic medicine, and the food and beverage industries.

Prior to her current work, Jen was the founding director of the sports nutrition departments at the Universities of Georgia and North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she established full-time, integrated nutrition service lines into the sports medicine and athletic departments. She began her career at the University of Connecticut, coordinating nutrition and wellness services for the campus and assisting with athletic care.

Jen is also a founding principal of Performance 365, a sports nutrition consulting group working with athletes, team organizations, universities, and aligned industry partners. A multisport athlete growing up, Jen played basketball while at Cornell and has coached women's basketball at the high school and AAU levels.

In her collegiate positions, Jen provided nutrition support to a variety of teams and student athletes, oversaw athletic food service operations, and developed benchmark staffing models as well as operating infrastructure. Her experience spans collegiate and professional sports nutrition, university health service, and food and beverage industries. Jen has also taught sports nutrition at several universities and regularly lectures on sports nutrition, food service operations, and clinical nutrition topics for a variety of classrooms and professionals.

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Nutrition Support for Injury and Rehabilitation

Presented by Jennifer Ketterly, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD

Nutrition Support for Injury and Rehabilitation

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Video Runtime: 55 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 41 Minutes

Caring for the injured requires an interdisciplinary approach. A comprehensive understanding of the injury response and nutritional requirements helps support the healing process and improve function throughout rehabilitation. The injury response has a profound impact on nutrition requirements, which include calories, protein, vitamins, and minerals. The injured state changes fuel utilization and nutritional needs, particularly protein. Therefore, meeting energy needs and preserving lean body mass become a major focus. Losing lean body mass has implications on body composition, functional movement during rehab, and overall health and wellness. This course is part of a three-part series on inflammation, immunity, and injury designed to complement clinical care guidelines for physical and occupational therapists, athletic trainers, dietitians, nurses, and other allied health professionals.

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