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Stella L. Volpe, PhD, RDN, ACSM-CEP, FACSM

Department Head
  • Professor
  • Graduate Program Faculty
Stella L. Volpe
338 Wallace Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Stella L. Volpe is a nutritionist and exercise physiologist whose research focuses on obesity and diabetes prevention, body composition, bone mineral density and mineral metabolism and exercise. Volpe has researched interventions including changing portion sizes in cafeterias and making physical activity more a part of a person’s day to implement changes in behavior.

  • 2020: - present: Member, USA Masters Field Hockey, Masters Performance Team
  • 2019: Selected Honorary Member, CELAFISCS (Centro de Estudos do Laboratorio de Aptidao Fiscica
    de Sao Caetano do Sul), Sao Paulo, Brasil, October 3, 2019
  • 2018: Selected for the USA Masters Women’s Field Hockey Team; represented the United States
    at the 2018 World Cup, Barcelona Spain, July : - August
  • 2018: MVP as Associate Editor for the Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine
  • 2017: Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists’ Distinguished Scholar Award
  • 2017: Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award, Didactic Program in Dietetics Category
  • 2015: Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School Distinguished Graduates Organization Award
  • 2013: Honor Award, New England American College of Sports Medicine
  • 2009: Distinguished Alumni Award, Department of Health and Physical Activity,
    University of Pittsburgh
  • 2006: Anne Keane Teaching Award, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2005 - present: Academic Keys’ Who's Who in Health Sciences Education
  • 2003: Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom Fellow, University of Massachusetts
  • 2002 - 2003: Invited Member, National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine’s Panel on Dietary Reference Intakes for Electrolytes and Water
  • 2002 - 2003: TEACHnology Fellow, University of Massachusetts
  • 2001: Faculty Marshall for Undergraduate Commencement, University of Massachusetts
  • 2001 - present: Delta Omega (Rho Chapter) National Public Health Honor Society
  • 1999: University of Massachusetts Distinguished Teaching Award Winner
  • 1999: School of Public Health and Health Sciences College Outstanding Teaching Award Winner University of Massachusetts
  • 1997 - 1998: Lilly Teaching Fellow, University of Massachusetts
  • 1996 - present: Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
  • 1996 - present: Honorary Member, Golden Key International Honor Society
  • 1988 - 1989: Pre-Doctoral Fellow Award, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • 1986 - present: Gamma Beta Phi Honor and Service Organization

1991, Ph.D., Human Nutrition and Foods, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

1987, M.S., Exercise Physiology/Cardiac Rehabilitation, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

1985, B.S., Exercise Science, University of Pittsburgh

Graduate Program Track:

  • Clinical Physiology and Metabolism