Rob SKINNER, RD
Senior Sports Dietitian United States Olympic Committee
MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
Acrobat and Combat Sports at the United State Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
He brings 18 years of experience working as a dietitian and exercise physiologist with athletes at all levels.
Rob Skinner comes to the USOC most recently from a stint in the NFL at the Washington Redskins where his primary responsibilities were advising players about eating for performance, investigating new performance technologies, educating players on issues regarding dietary supplements and working with the Redskins’ Executive Chef to provide healthy meal options.
Prior to joining the Redskins, Skinner spent three years in Virginia Beach, where he worked as the performance dietitian/exercise physiologist for Naval Special Warfare, working with U.S. Navy SEALs. Prior to working at Naval Special Warfare, Skinner was the Director of Sports Nutrition for the athletic department at the University of Virginia for three seasons and spent 10 years working with student-athletes in a similar capacity at Georgia Tech. He also served as a nutrition consultant for the NFL Atlanta Falcons in the spring of 2007.
Skinner is a registered dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), as well as a member of The Sports and Cardiovascular Nutritionists (SCAN), and a board member for the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA). Skinner also holds certifications with the AND as a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health and Fitness Specialist (HFS).
Skinner has authored/co-authored several publications, including the chapters on “Ergogenic Aids” and “Working with the Collegiate Athlete” in AND publications, including Sports Nutrition: A Guide for the Professional Working with Active People, 3rd edition (2000) and Working with the Collegiate Athlete and Weight and Body-Focused Sports, 4th edition (2005).
Skinner graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Georgia as well as a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Georgia State University. He also has a master’s degree in exercise science from the Georgia State University.