Christina graduated from the School of Public Health and Health Professions in the May 2016 with a Master of Science (MS) in nutrition. Prior to graduating, she also passed the national examination to become a registered dietitian after successful completion of the Dietetic Internship program.
While at UB, Christina worked as a sports nutritionist for UB Sports Nutrition, a department in the Division of Athletics. In this role, Christina and the other sports nutritionist on staff, worked closely with student athletes to provide nutritional counseling services and various game-day activities.
"I worked with the athletes every day to ensure they had enough meals and that they were eating well to stay within their individual nutritional regimen. While good nutrition is important for everyone, athletes in particular can feel firsthand how poor nutrition and or diet can impact performance."
Now a UB alumna, Christina reflects on her time at UB with found memories and hopes that more students with a passion for sports and nutrition head to UB.
"I can't even begin to explain how much I learned from the program and I hope there are so many more motivated students that find their way here."
Christina is now a sports dietitian for the University of
Illinois and is working toward becoming a board certified
specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD) and a certified strength and
conditioning specialist (CSCS).
Come learn about the new Dietetic Internship with Master of Science in Nutrition program and meet the faculty and current program students on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 4:30-6:30 p.m., University at Buffalo South Campus, 144 Farber Hall. Please RSVP to Barb Schultz at email@example.com.
The UB Dietetic Internship with MS in Nutrition program currently has available seats in the Rochester, NY area; approximately 70 miles from Buffalo, NY, or about one-hour of driving time. Rochester commuting students will have the majority of their supervised practice rotations in the Rochester, NY area. However, they are responsible for commuting to the UB campus for in-person graduate classes each semester and seminar days (typically, commuting twice a week in the Fall-1, Spring-1 semesters and minimally in the Summer-2 semester); or for scheduled DI meetings/events that occur throughout the year. Contact Barb Schultz with questions.