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About Nicki de Villiers

BDietetics (UP), Postgrad Dipl Diet (UP), Postgrad Diploma in Sport Nutrition (IOC),
Higher Cert Exerc Sci (UP), MDietetics (UP)


Nicki de Villiers is a registered Dietitian with 23 years of experience with a special interest in sports nutrition. Her private practice is situated at the Sports Performance Hub in Pretoria.

Significant projects and contracts

Significant projects and contracts

Head dietititian at the Sports Performance Hub in Pretoria consulting to various sport academies, Olympic athletes and visiting teams. Part-time lecturer at University of Pretoria in the departments of human nutrition, sport science, physiology, medicine and biokinetics.

Consultant to:

Consumer Education Project of Milk SA
Comrades Marathon Association
TUKS swimming club
Learna online education https://www.learna.ac.uk

Previous involvement

Head dietitian at the High Performance Centre University of Pretoria.

Consultant to:

Lions Ruby Union
Blue Bulls Rugby Union
Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club
Orlando Pirates Football Club
Ithuseng football project
Gary Player school of excellence
Matchpoint tennis foundation
Body Genius and Nuvida Wellness Programs


Nicki’s academic interests are sport nutrition, behaviour change, weight management, diabetes, cholesterol, intestinal disbiosis and sport nutrition. Her interest in sport nutrition covers all sporting codes, including endurance -, power – and weight making sport. She works with athletes or active people at any level of performance to help all towards their best performance.

Nicki’s sport accolades are just as impressive. She was awarded her National colours for Basketball in 1999, where she captained South Africa for 11 years. She received provincial colours in various other sporting codes at school. She is currently an enthusiastic mountain biker. Other hobbies include running, academic research, travel and reading.


  • Nutritional assessment and support for athletes at all levels in all phases of training and competition
  • Individualised diets based on comprehensive assessment
  • Development of nutritional strategies to team sports
  • Workshops and talks
  • Discovery Vitality Nutrition Assessments
  • Menu coordination for individual athletes and teams during travelling and training camps
  • Writing of educational material