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Athletic Training Coaching Staff
Tracy Owens
Sports Nutritionist
Coach Info:
Position: Sports Nutritionist

Tracy’s qualifications include:

  • Undergraduate degree in Nutrition from East Carolina University
  • Masters of Public Health in Nutrition (MPH) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Registered Dietitian (RD) through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
  • Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist (LDN) in North Carolina
  • Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), one of only 750 in the U.S.
  • CPR and First Aid Instructor with the American Heart Association for 27  years

Nutrition and health experience:

  • Owner of Triangle Nutrition Therapy since 1995
  • 25+ years of experience with group presentations and  individual counseling
  • Sports Dietitian at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, in the Sports Medicine Department since 2011.
  • 9 years with Rex HealthCare as a clinical dietitian in the Wellness Center
  • Implemented and developed  Rex HealthCare programs including a comprehensive weight loss program called Rex Weigh.  Developed cancer nutrition counseling materials and courses and developed and delivered sports nutrition, and heart health lecture series.
  • Worked in private practice at a substance abuse hospital, as a home health nutritionist, and  partnered with local athletic clubs.
  • Prenatal nutrition counseling on site at Drs. Kamm McKenzie OB GYN office for  3 years.  Currently,  patients are referred directly to the Triangle Nutrition office for prenatal nutrition counseling, gestational diabetes, and health and wellness.
  • 14 years as Vice President of CPR Consultants, providing American Heart Association CPR in the community  and managing a network of instructors in the Training Center.

Professional organizations:

  • Member of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
  • Member of North Carolina Dietetic Association ( NCDA)
  • Member of Collegiate Professional and Sports Dietitians (CPSDA)
  • Member of Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists (SCAN)
  • Instructor for American Heart Association CPR and First Aid (AHA)
  • Member of American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)