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Sports Nutrition

Sports nutrition aims to help individuals prepare and recover from athletic training and sports activities by providing nutrition guidance to maintain healthy physical conditions. OSU Sports Nutrition offers group presentations as well as one on one consultation to help you improve your health and performance.

For more information about Sports Nutrition Testing and Counseling contact Jackie Buell, Ph.D,RD, CSSD, ATC at buell.7@osu.edu.


Jackie Buell PhD, RD, ATC
Sports Dietician

Dr. Buell is a sports dietitian for OSU Sports Medicine and consultant to the OSU Department of Athletics. She is a registered and licensed dietitian. Dr Buell received a Bachelor of Science from Marietta College (OH) in Sports Medicine and a Masters degree in Exercise Science from the University of Arizona. Her nutrition training includes a PhD in Nutrition from Ohio State University with an internship through Bowling Green State University. Jackie still maintains her athletic training license along with the dietetics license.


Nicole Jontony RD

Nicole Jontony, RD, LD, is a recent graduate of Ohio State, where she majored in Medical Dietetics. As a four year competitor and two-time captain of the women's gymnastics team, Nicole realized personally how nutrition affects performance and made it her goal to pursue credentials as a Registered Dietitian in order to share this with others. It is her passion to provide this competitive edge with other athletes, especially at the collegiate level. Nicole coached for Upper Arlington High School gymnastics during her last year of school and now teaches classes at Pure Barre. She resides in Worthington with her husband, another Ohio State grad and athlete.


Sean McMickle RD

Sean McMickle is a sports registered dietitian for Ohio State Sports Medicine and Ohio State Athletics. He completed his undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University and completed his professional internship at Hines VA Hospital near Chicago, Illinois. Sean holds a certified personal training license through the American College of Sports Medicine, and during his time at Ohio State worked as a personal trainer for the Ohio State Recreation and Physical Activity Center.