Christine Karpinski, Ph.D, RD, CSSD, LDN


My overall teaching philosophy focuses on motivating and empowering students to want to learn and to apply what they are learning to their lives and their future profession, regardless of what it may be. I challenge students to think critically, problem solve, and at times make choices that affect the class progression or evaluation process. I try to ensure that all students are successful learners by using several different teaching techniques and forms of evaluations. I believe that these pedagogically varying approaches provide the students with more control over their fate. I design my classes so that each concept builds on the previous concept. I believe reinforcement and progression allows the student to not only retain the information, but it helps them ‘make sense’ of what they are learning. Lastly, I believe my role as an educator goes beyond the classroom, including providing professional educational experiences to students.


Year Degree School/University Location
2011 PhD - Health Science, Nutrition Track Rutgers University Neward, NJ
1996 Masters of Arts - Nutrition Education Immaculata University Immaculata, PA
1989 Bachelors of Science - Exercise Science West Chester University West Chester, PA


Course Number Course Name
NTD 200 Nutrition and Culture
NTD 301 Consumer Nutrition
NTD 303 Introductory Principles of Human Nutrition
NTD 310 Nutrition Research
NTD 411 Advanced Nutrition- Macronutrients
NTD 415 Community Nutrition
NTD 422 Sports Nutrition
NTD 610 Nutritional Assessment
HEA 649 Applied Learning Experience I
HEA 650 Applied Learning Experience II


Editor-in-Chief - Sports Nutrition: A Manual for Professionals, 6th ed (September 2017)
Chapter Author – Chapter 20. Nutrition for Short-Duration, Very High, and High-Intensity Sports. Sports Nutrition: A Manual for Professionals (September 2017; Revised 2024)

Mey JT, Karpinski CA, Yang S, Madere JD, Piattoly T, Harper R, Kirwan JP. Factors Influencing Nutritional Intake and Interests in Educational Content of Athletes and Sports Professionals Towards the Development of a Clinician-supported Mobile App to Combat Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport: Formative Research and a Description of App Functions. JMIR. 2023:7;e45098.

Karpinski, CA. A Call for Real Solutions to Address Food Insecurity Amon Collegiate Student-Athletes. Expeditions. 2022 Fall:1(2); 12-13.

Abbey, EL, Brown, M & Karpinski, CA. Prevalence of Food Insecurity in the General College Population and Student-Athletes: A Review of the Literature.  Current Nutrition Reports. 2022 Jun; 11(2)185-205.
Brown ML, Karpinski CA, Bragdon M, Mackenzie M & Abbey E. Prevalence of food insecurity in NCAA Division III collegiate athletes. Journal of American College Health. 2021:69;1-7. DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2021.1942886
Karpinski CA, Bachman J, and Reznik Dolins K. Development and validation of a 49-item sports nutrition knowledge instrument (49-SNKI) for adult athletes. Topics in Clinical Nutrition.2019:34(3);174-185. 
Karpinski CA, Saltzman R, Oberholtzer KJ, Anthony JC, and Reed, MA.
Consuming vegetable-based beverage results in longer time to exhaustion than consuming flavored water following glycogen-depleting exercise and short-term recovery.  Agro Food Industry HiTech. 2017:28(2);30-34 (March/April).
Karpinski CA, Milliner KA. Assessing Intentions to Eat a Healthy Diet among Division II Collegiate Athletes.  Journal of Athletic Training. 2016;51(01), 89-96.
Food Insecurity in the Athletic Population; Expert Panel Discussion; Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietetic Association Annual Conference [National Conference] Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
Food Insecurity Among Collegiate Athletes: What do We Know? Where do We Go? My Sports RD Conference [National Conference] June 24, 2021.
Performing on a Budget: Small Budget. Big Impact; Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietetic Association (CPSDA) Annual Conference 2018; [National Conference] May 24, 2018.


Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND) – Sports, Cardiovascular & Wellness Dietetic Practice Group (SCAN) - Chair, 2020-2021 & Executive Committee/Sports Subunit Director, 2013-2016
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) - Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP)
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) - Pennsylvania Dietetic Association
Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (PINES)
Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians (CPSDA)