|Position:||Director of Sports Nutrition|
|Alma Mater:||University of Florida (MS) ‘10; Cornell University (BS) ‘08|
|Major:||Dietetics and Nutrition|
Colleen Carrion was hired in 2013 to serve as the Director of Sports Nutrition for Maryland Athletics.
In her role, Colleen serves as a nutrition resources for athletes from 18 varsity sports, coaches, and staff. She provides individual nutrition counseling that focuses on fueling strategies, hydration and proper supplementation, team nutrition education sessions, travel meal management, body composition analysis, and serves as a member of the eating disorder management team. She also oversees all aspects of the Olympic Sports fueling stations.
Prior to coming to Maryland, Colleen served as the Campus Dietitian/Sports Dietitian at St. John’s University. Colleen spent about 8-10 hours a week in the athletic department counseling, educating, and developing meal plans for student athletes and teams. When not in the athletic department, she oversaw day to day foodservice operations, promoting fresh ideas and innovative foodservice concepts, and highlighting nutrition as part of overall wellness for all students on campus.
Prior to St. John’s, Colleen completed the Dietetic Internship with a Masters of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition with a minor in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at University of Florida in August of 2010. During her two years in Gainesville, Florida she worked with the athletes from all of the UF athletic teams. Colleen helped with the development of training table menus, individual meal plans, nutrition education presentations, newsletters, and helped plan and organize pre- and post-game meals for various teams, as well as provided individual counseling for student athletes.
In 2008, Colleen graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY with her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Nutrition. While at Cornell, Colleen competed on the Gymnastics team and earned IVY League and ECAC championships on the vault.
Colleen is a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and is currently a member of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, The Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietetics Association, and the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition group.
A native of Marlboro, MA, Colleen currently resides with her husband, Raul, in Arlington, VA.