Mary Dedrick, MS

Director of Clinical Education, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Contact Information

210A Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 716-829-6785
Fax: 716-829-2428
Email: mdedrick@buffalo.edu

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Summary

Ms. Dedrick assists students in securing internships and practicums.  She also teaches ES 450 - Professional Development which helps prepare students for their full semester internship.  She initiates affiliation agreements with new internship sites and maintains the database of over 200 affilated sites where students can participate in clinical experiences.

Ms. Dedrick received her MS degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her master’s thesis was on the effect of aging on muscle damage and repair in young and older women. She has worked in corporate, community and hospital-based settings. Prior to working at the University at Buffalo, she was the Director of Tobacco Control for the American Cancer Society. She also worked for Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Health Promotion and at E.I. DuPont as a Wellness Consultant.

Professional Affiliations

American College of Sports Medicine, National Wellness Association

Certifications

  • ACSM Certified Exercise Test Technologist
  • Wellcoaches Certified Wellness Coach
  • ACE Certified Fitness Instructor
  • Himalayan Institute Advanced Yoga Instructor certification