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Pratik Patel
Dir. Nutrition Perf/Asst. Strength & Conditioning

Biography

Patel came to the Giants from the University of Oregon, where he was the athletic department’s director of sports nutrition since October 2014.  Patel’s job was to develop and direct the sports nutrition department and manage the daily nutrition needs for Oregon’s football, baseball, and men’s and women’s golf teams along with overseeing his staff, student interns, and needs for the other 15 athletic teams and sports.  Patel was able to improve the health and performance of Duck student athletes utilizing the most up-to-date evidenced based literature with cutting-edge science and technology.  Patel also worked closely with athletic medicine, strength and conditioning, sports performance, and sports science as an integral piece providing the most comprehensive care for student athletes and promoting data driven decision making in the management of student athlete health and performance.

Patel came to the Giants from the University of Oregon, where he was the athletic department’s director of sports nutrition since October 2014.  Patel’s job was to develop and direct the sports nutrition department and manage the daily nutrition needs for Oregon’s football, baseball, and men’s and women’s golf teams along with overseeing his staff, student interns, and needs for the other 15 athletic teams and sports.  Patel was able to improve the health and performance of Duck student athletes utilizing the most up-to-date evidenced based literature with cutting-edge science and technology.  Patel also worked closely with athletic medicine, strength and conditioning, sports performance, and sports science as an integral piece providing the most comprehensive care for student athletes and promoting data driven decision making in the management of student athlete health and performance.

Prior to his arrival at Oregon, he acted as the sports dietitian to the Michigan State University athletic department serving 23 teams and 720 athletes with a heavy focus on football and men’s and women’s basketball.

Patel is originally from Shawnee, Kansas and went on to receive his undergraduate degree in dietetics and master’s in kinesiology (with emphasis on high-intensity functional training and resistance training) from Kansas State University, where he also acted as the sports dietitian for the men’s basketball team.  He began his career in sports as an intern learning from staff at the Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs and Royals, and the University of Kansas.

Patel has worked with a diverse range of athletes and teams ranging from NFL, NBA, and PGA/LPGA athletes to Olympians to National Championship winners (teams and individual athletes) and a Heisman Trophy winner.