THERESA E DVORAK, MS, RD

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Family And Preventive Medicine
  • Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

Biography

Education

  • Bachelor of Art, Dietetics, University of Northern Colorado
  • Bachelor of Science, Sports and Exercise Science Emphasis in Athletic Training, University of Northern Colorado
  • Masters of Science, Nutrition, Focus in Sports Nutrition, University of Utah. Project: The Adolescent Sport Nutrition Knowledge Questionnaire: Validity and Reliability
  • Registered Dietitian, Nutrition, Utah Bureau of Occupational Licensing
  • Certified Athletic Trainer , Sport and Exercise Science, University of Northern Colorado
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Sport and Exercise Science, University of Northern Colorado
  • Certified Specialist in Sport Dietetics, Nutrition, Intermountain Healthcare, University of Utah
  • CPR/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer and AED Certified, Health, University of Northern Colorado

Biography

I gained my Masters of Science with an emphasis in Sport Nutrition from the University of Utah in 2007.  I have worked at The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital in Salt Lake City for over 7 years as an Athletic Trainer and Dietitian.  As a Certified Specialist in Sport Dietetics I work with youth to elite level athletes in reaching their top performance along with gaining valuable healthy lifestyle skills.  I teach TOSH’s BEST Youth and Adult Sport Nutrition workshops in our hands on Athletes’ Kitchen. 

I am trained by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) in Adult Weight Management and enjoy working with individuals as they strive for a more healthful life.  I am involved in research projects within nutrition aimed to bettering the understanding of the role that nutrition plays in our daily lives. 

I started teaching at the University of Utah in the Division of Nutrition in 2011 and became a full-time career track faculty member in the Division of Nutrition in 2013. Through working with these different groups of people I strive to ensure evidence based information and a fun, interactive learning environment.

Affiliations

  • IHC: The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH), Sport Dietitian and Athletic Trainer, 05/2008 - present
  • American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM), Member, 02/2008 - present
  • Sport, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN), Member, 09/2004 - present
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Member, 09/2004 - present
  • National Athletic Trainer Association (NATA), Member, 11/2003 - 12/2015

In the Media

Languages

  • English, fluent.