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Ms. Laura Acosta MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N

Ms. Laura Acosta MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N

Ms. Laura Acosta MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N

University of Florida
G025 McCarty Hall D
University of Florida
Gainesville, FLORIDA 32605

Specialties
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Media Skills, TV, Online, Print
  • Education, Teaching, Training
  • General Nutrition, Wellness
  • Public Speaking, Lecturing
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Weight Management
Work History

CLINICAL NUTRITION and TEACHING EXPERIENCE Lecturer in Dietetics University of Florida – Gainesville, FL (2014 – present) Adjunct Professor Santa Fe College – Gainesville, FL (2011 – 2015) Private Practice Dietitian / Business Owner and Dietetic Intern Preceptor LifeStyle Wellness LLC – Gainesville, FL (2008 – 2014) Clinical Dietitian UF Health (formerly Shands at the University of Florida) – Gainesville, FL (2007 – 2008)

Education

Masters of Science in Human Nutrition (2007) - University of Florida; Bachelors of Science in Human Nutrition (2005)- University of Florida; Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Commission on Dietetic Registration, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2007 Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance, 2007 Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) Commission on Dietetic Registration, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2014 Other Certifications: • Personal Fitness Trainer (American Council on Exercise, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) • Group Exercise Instructor (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) • Kickboxing Instructor (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) • Senior Fitness Specialist (Exercise Etc. Inc.) • Pilates Instructor (FiTOUR) • Yoga Instructor (FiTOUR) • Indoor Cycling Instructor (FiTOUR) • Basic Life Support and CPR/AED Instructor (American Heart Association)

Memberships

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND) Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Dietitians (SCAN) IDEA Health and Fitness Association Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) American Council on Exercise (ACE) American Heart Association (AHA)

Qualifications
  • Awards:  Personal Trainers to Watch Finalist(Recognized by the American Council on Exercise and Life Fitness as one of the top eleven personal trainers in the U.S.) October 2011 Outstanding Dietetic Student Award (Recognized as the top undergraduate dietetics student in the state of Florida by the American Dietetic Association and Florida Dietetic Association) May 2005 Outstanding Graduating Senior in Dietetics (Recognized by the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department as the top graduating dietetics student at the University of Florida) May 2005
  • Registered with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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