As the Director of Performance Nutrition and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL), Pratik Patel oversees all the nutritional needs for the team and serves as an assistant strength coach. Previously, he served as the Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of Oregon and held Sports Dietitian positions at both Michigan State University and Kansas State University. Patel received both his Bachelor’s (Dietetics) and Master’s degrees (Kinesiology) from Kansas State University. Patel became the first minority full-time Sports Dietitian at the professional level in this capacity when he joined the New York Giants. Patel is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Board Certified as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).