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Grad Faculty Highlight

Contact Nutrition  


Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center

855 S. New Street
West Chester, PA  19383

Dr. Christine Karpinski
Chair of Nutrition
Phone:  610-430-4406

Dr. Mary Beth Gilboy
Graduate Coordinator
Phone: 610-738-0559

Dr. Joanne Christaldi
Director, DPD Concentration (Undergraduate)
Phone: 610-436-1038

Dr. Kimberly Johnson
Director, Sustainable Food Systems
Management Concentration (Undergraduate)
Phone:  610-436-2215

Dr. Alessandra Sarcona
Director, Lifestyle Nutrition Concentration (Undergraduate)
Phone:  610-436-2483

Faculty Highlight

Dr. Christine Karpinski is an exercise physiologist and registered dietitian and is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the department of Nutrition at West Chester University.  Chris earned a BS at West Chester University in exercise science, a Master’s degree from Immaculata University and her PhD from Rutgers University.  She provides nutrition education and services to the athletes at WCU, mentors undergraduate/graduate students who are interested in sports nutrition and is a preceptor for Dietetic Interns wishing to do a sports nutrition rotation.  Chris served on the Executive Committee of SCAN as the Director of Sports Dietetics – USA (SD-USA) from June 2013-May 2016. She is a member of ACSM, PINES, and CPSDA.  She has presented many times on the topic of providing collegiate sports nutrition services on a budget.  She is the editor-in-chief for “Sports Nutrition: A Handbook for Professionals”, 6th edition, published in September 2017. 

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