|Position:||Director of Sports Nutrition|
|Alma Mater:||SUNY Cortland|
Amy Connell-Marteney, ATC, RD, CSSD was named Columbia’s Director of Sports Nutrition in November 2015.
In this role, Connell-Marteney leads the development and implementation of the Columbia University Athletics Sports Nutrition program. The Director of Sports Nutrition is responsible for providing nutrition education and guidance to all 31 varsity sports programs.
Connell-Marteney arrived at Columbia after having served as the campus dietitian and sports nutritionist for 16 NCAA Division I athletic teams at St. Johns University from 2013-15. Connell-Marteney’s responsibilities at St. John’s ranged from individual nutritional counseling for student-athletes to creating team training tables and the development of team pre-game and travel menus.
Prior to arriving at St. John’s, Connell-Marteney completed a dietetic internship at the University of Connecticut where she chose a specialty rotation in sports nutrition.
Connell-Marteney earned her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from SUNY Cortland, before becoming a certified athletic trainer in 2008. She completed her master’s degree in Nutrition Science and Dietetics from Syracuse University. Additionally, Connell-Marteney received her Registered Dietitian credential in 2011 and became a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics in 2014.
Connell-Marteney was a competitive figure skater for over 10 years. Having completed two half-marathons and being an avid fitness enthusiast, Connell understands how important sound nutrition habits are to an athlete's optimal performance.
Connell recently married Zach Marteney and the couple resides in Irvington, N.Y.