Andrew James Pierce, MS, RD, CSCS, serves as the resident sports nutritionist for Columbia where he is responsible for providing nutrition education and guidance to athletes in all sports. Pierce first joined the Lions in July 2013.
In addition to being a Registered Dietitian (RD), Pierce is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with a BS in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Utah and an MS in Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University. In addition, he received his clinical training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.
Pierce's professional associations include the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA), Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN), and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Pierce spent time as an undergraduate working for both Foothill Personal Training and the Peak Academy, providing personal training and promoting fitness among both facilities clientele.
Within the University of Utah, Pierce served as a teaching assistant in the division of nutrition and also worked as an assistant director within the nutrition clinic. He was primarily charged with creating and conducting workshops and seminars on topics related to nutrition, physical activity and health.
After graduating, Pierce moved to New York City to begin his master’s work at NYU. In 2012, he worked as a dietetic intern at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. At Mount Sinai, Pierce conducted nutrition screening and assessments, while also providing evidence-based nutrition intervention for over 1,000 beds at the hospital. He also presented current medical nutrition therapy research to clinical professionals.
Prior to Columbia, Pierce served as the resident sports dietitian at Brooke R. Alpert Dietetics-Nutrition. With the company, he was tasked with providing individual nutrition and exercise counseling to clients.
A native of Park City, Utah, Andrew currently resides in Manhattan. He enjoys running and has completed 5 marathons.
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