YOUR ATHLETIC DIETITIAN

Sammii Koch

Hi everyone, I am Sammii and welcome to The Athletic Dietitian. I completed my Master's Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Bond University and am an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with Dietitians Australia (DA).

 

A bit more about me and my journey in becoming a Dietitian: I have always been interested in sports, health, fitness, and nutrition, competing in distance running, track and field, triathlon, soccer, and golf when I was younger and then dabbling in ‘bodybuilding/physique modeling’ in my early 20’s.

 

Unlike many people who were not sure what they wanted to be, I have wanted to be a Dietitian/Nutritionist since I was 15 (I am now 24), particularly a Sports Dietitian. I completed a Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition and Food Science from Deakin University and a Certificate in Public Health from UTAS. During my Master’s degree, I completed clinical placements at Redland Hospital (Inpatient, Outpatient, Renal, Paediatrics) and Robina Health Precinct (Outpatient and Community Dietetics), as well as my Food Service Placement in rural St George and Public Health Nutrition placement at Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club. I undertook a 6-month research project at the Gold Coast Suns Football Club and was lucky enough to spend two weeks of elective placement in Melbourne at the Victorian Institute of Sport and Richmond Football Club ❤.


My main interests in dietetics are sport related nutrition, whether this is for elite athletes or everyday people aiming to get the best out of themselves and their sport/fitness pursuits. I also enjoy working with people to manage chronic issues and improve their health through nutrition and movement.


My clientele's health and happiness are always first and foremost and should you present with a case I am unable to assist with, you can feel safe in knowing I will refer you onto another professional you can help you on your way.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist with Dietitians Australia (APD190897)

  • Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science, Deakin University

  • Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice, Bond University

  • ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning and Qualified Personal trainer

  • ISAK Level 1 Anthropometrist (Body Composition and Skin-folds)