Randy Bird joined the Virginia athletics staff in 2010 as the director of sports nutrition. He handles team and individual athlete nutrition education, and provides assistance in planning menus for the training table and for pre- and post-competition meals.
Prior to coming to UVA, Bird was the Sports Nutritionist for the University of Kansas (2005-2010). He also worked as a clinical dietitian for three years in Giles, Virginia, and Washington, Pennsylvania, in addition to working as a sports nutritionist in private practice for one year in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area.
Prior to his work as a clinical dietitian, Bird completed a sports nutrition internship and strength and conditioning internship with the Virginia Tech Athletics Department, as well as a dietetics internship with the University of Delaware.
Bird obtained his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Food, Nutrition, and Exercise Science from Virginia Tech in May 1999. He completed his Master’s Degree in Sports Nutrition at Virginia Tech in March 2005.
Bird is a registered dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. He is a founder and the past president of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association. Bird is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.