Jacqueline R. Berning

Jacqueline Raymonde Berning
Chairperson of Health Sciences and Professor
Office:  University Center room 208
Email:  jberning@uccs.edu
Phone:  (719) 255-3078


Certified Board Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), American Dietetic Association, Chicago, IL
PhD, Nutrition, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado
M.S. Exercise Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
B.S. Clinical Dietetics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
B.A. Behavioral Science, University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, Colorado

Research Interests:

My area of expertise is sports nutrition and I concentrate on research dealing with diet and physical performance. I am also interested in weight gain in college students and young children and will be working with CU-Denver's Center for Human Nutrition on a grant that will look at preventing excess weight gain in 5th graders in the state of Colorado.

Selected Publications:

  1. Kavouras, SA, Troup, JP, and Berning, JR. The influence of low versus high carbohydrate diet on a 45-min strenuous cycling exercise. International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise metabolism. Volume 14, No.1; 62-72, Feb. 2004
  2. Riebl, SK., Subudhi, AW., Broker, JP., Schenck, K., and Berning JR. The Prevalence of Subclinical Eating Disorders Among Male Cyclists. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Vol 107, No. 7, PP 1214-1217, July 2007
  3. Berning, J.R. and Karmally, W. Ethics Opinion: The RD and DTR are Obligated to Follow Ethical Standards When Writing Public Interest and Science-based Information in the Popular Press. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Volume 107, No. 12, December 2007
  4. Patricia L. Steinmuller, MS, RD, CSSD; Nanna L. Meyer, PhD, RD, CSSD; Laura J. Kruskall, PhD, RD, CSSD, FACSM; Melinda M. Manore, PhD, RD, CSSD, FACSM; Nancy R. Rodriguez, PhD, RD, CSSD; Michele Macedonio, MS, RD, CSSD, FACSM; Randy L. Bird, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS; Jacqueline R. Berning, PhD, RD, CSSD; and ADA Quality Management Committee, American Dietetic Association Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitians (Generalist, Specialty, Advanced) in Sports Dietetics. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Volume 109, No. 3, March 2009
  5. Herring, SA, Kibler, WB, Putukian, M and Berning, JR. Nutrition and Athletic Performance and the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement. Submitted to Medicine Science Sport and Exercise, Jan, 2011
Berning's publications through PubMed

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 1050 Personal Nutrition
  • BIOL 2050 Nutrition for the Health Sciences
  • BIOL 4300 Advanced Nutrition
  • BIOL 4770/5770 Human Metabolism
  • BIOL 4010 Senior Seminar

Student Research Projects

  • Undergraduate:  none
  • Graduate:  none

Student research opportunities

I have maintained working relationships with the USOC and affiliated NGB's as well as MLB baseball teams and collegiate and High School athletes. These relationships give students the opportunity to experience both research and sports nutrition experiences.

Prerequisites for student research projects:

  1. BIOL 4300 Advanced Nutrition

Contact Us

University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Department of Health Sciences
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Telephone: 719-255-4421 Ms. Hope Hoch| E-mail for Ms. Hoch hhoch@uccs.edu