Rachel A. Clark, MS, RD

Professional staff

Foods and Nutrition

Contact Information

Purdue University
700 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059
Phone: (765) 496-2711
Fax: (765) 494-0906
E-mail: rachelclark@purdue.edu

Education Background

  • B.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition, Fitness, and Health at Purdue University in 1998
  • M.S. in Exercise and Sports Nutrition at Texas Womans University in 2001

Certificates and Licenses

  • R.D.: 2000

Awards and Honors

  • 2006 Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), CDR


Discovery Publications (selected)

Nichols DL, Sanborn CF, Essery EV, Clark RA, Letendre JD. Impact of curriculum-based loading and nutritional education program on bone accrual in children. Pediatric Exercise Science 20:411-425, 2008.

Campbell WW and Geik RA. Nutritional considerations for the older athlete. Nutrition 20:603-608, 2004.



Practicum in Nutrition, Fitness, and Health (F&N 41500) - Application of nutrition and exercise knowledge in performing assessments, designing programs, and one-on-one counseling of individuals.

Essentials of Nutrition (F&N 30300) - Introduction of a knowledge base of scientific concepts in the field of nutrition to apply critical thinking skills to separate facts from fallacies in current nutrition issues and to understand the contribution of diet and nutrients to common health problems.

Nutrition Assessment (F&N 43600) - Nutrition assessment in humans, including anthropometric, biochemical, clinical and dietary factors; Effective nutrition counseling of individuals

Field Experience in Nutrition, Fitness and Health (F&N 34000) - Field experience in NFH-related setting that provides an opportunity for the application of the classroom experience.

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