UCCS Sports Performance Staff

Team Nutrition

Jacqueline Berning, PhD., RD, CSSD


Education: B.A. - Behavioral Science, Southern Colorado State College
B.S. - Nutrition, Northern Arizona University
M.S. - Exercise Science, University of Colorado-Boulder

Ph.D. - Nutrition, Colorado State University

Registered Dietitian Internship Sites: Mercy Hospital, Denver
Sports Nutrition Coordinator, U.S. Swimming, Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center
  • Currently a nutritional consultant for Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Cleveland Indians Minor League Baseball Teams
  • Chairperson for the Department of Biology at UCCS

Kelly Ping, RD, ACSM-FHS

Education: B.A. - Nutrition, Exercise Science,Concordia College-Moorhead, MN

Attended Concordia College-Moorhead, MN for a BS in nutrition, exercise science and a minor in psych. Played collegiate varsity soccer and hockey. Attended University of Nevada-Reno for dietetic internship. Became certified through ACSM as a health fitness specialist. Moved back to home state of Montana and was certified as Registered Dietitian. Worked in outpatient dialysis center and hospital for 2 years before deciding to come to UCCS to get masters in sports nutrition.