Academic Programs of Study

Sports Nutrition and Exercise Science

Master of Science (MS) in Sports Nutrition and Exercise Science

  • Small class sizes for personalized learning
  • Hands-on education and research
  • Human performance lab and other state-of-the-art facilities

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Sports Nutrition and Exercise Science at Marywood

Push your mind, body, and career to new levels with a master's degree in sports nutrition and exercise science. Our 36-credit program can be completed in just two years. Small class sizes and state-of-the-art labs enable us to provide students with a personalized, hands-on education.

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Full Time

M. Stephanie Campo

M. Stephanie Campo

Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Jessica Bodzio

Mrs. Jessica Bodzio MS, RDN, LDN

Chairperson/DPD Director/Assistant Professor of Practice
Dr. Kaitlyn Eck

Dr. Kaitlyn Eck PhD, RDN

Assistant Professor
570-348-6211, ext. 2477

Dr. Alan Levine PhD

(570) 348-6290
Stephanie Minkoff

Stephanie Minkoff MHSA, RDN, LDN

Director, Dietetic Internship/Assistant Professor of Practice
Micheline Orlowsky

Micheline Orlowsky MS, RDN, LDN

Clinical Coordinator, Dietetic Internship/Assistant Professor of Practice
Kathryn Tullio

Kathryn Tullio MS, RDN, LDN

Instructor of Practice
570-348-6277 ext. 2303

Part Time

Kristine Danilovitz MS, RDN, LDN, CNSC


Diane M. DellaValle PhD, RDN

Associate Professor, Research Nutritionist/Dietitian
570-348-6211 x2477

Kevin Goff

Foods Lab Manager

Erin O'Hora DHSc, RDN, LDN


Tanya Papura MS, RD, LDN


April Rudat MS, RD, LDN


Stefanie Smith MS, RDN, LDN


Samuel Walker MS, RDN, LDN


Marywood's state-of-the-art human performance lab allows students to study athletes in a variety of environments. The lab includes 8-foot by 10-foot and 3-foot by 6-foot treadmills, a Cybex 6000, a Bod Pod, a DEXA scanner, cycle ergometers, kayak/rowing ergometers, an upper-body ergometer, metabolic carts, an ECG, a lactate analyzer, a near-infrared spectrophotometer for muscle blood flow and energetics research, air-quality analysis equipment, a pulmonary lab, a biochemistry lab, and a climate-control room.


To love what you do is never truly working a day in your life.

I graduated from Marywood University in 2012 with a Masters of Science in Sports Nutrition and Exercise Science. Currently, I work as a Registered Dietitian for the Sports Medicine Department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. I also work as an adjunct professor at Otterbein University and teach upper level nutrition courses.  I have been with Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine for 2½ years. My daily job duties include counseling pediatric and adolescent athletes, speaking engagements for youth and school sports teams, professional presentations, conducting research alongside our sports medicine physicians, and other duties I affectionately refer to as “duties otherwise as assigned”.  Needless to say- I have very few dull or unplanned moments, but to love what you do is never truly working a day in your life.

During my time at Marywood, I was a graduate assistant for the Nutrition and Dietetics Department working alongside some wonderful faculty mentors.  Without this team of faculty, I would wholeheartedly not be where I am today. They were selfless in their efforts to help encourage and coach me through some of the most challenging years of my life.  One of the highlights of my time at Marywood was traveling to Tanzania, Africa to perform a nutrition survey at Bigwa School for Girls in Tanzania. Marywood is affiliated with the African Sisters Educational Collaborative, which helps provide numerous resources for Bigwa. I was asked to collect data about students eating habits at Bigwa and match it against the food offerings, availability, and composition for one week.

Beyond my position at Children’s, I have had the opportunity to co-author a chapter for the new ASPEN Manual, be on National News segments discussing topics such as the Female Athlete Triad, and confer with some of the most well known individuals in the field of sports nutrition. I would not be where I am today without my degree, experiences, friendships, and mentorship I received during my time at Marywood.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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