Liz Wluka joined the UConn athletics staff in August 2017 and serves as the director of sports nutrition. As a registered dietitian, Wluka provides individual counseling as well as team nutrition education to enhance the health and performance of all student-athletes. In this role, she is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing all performance nutrition services provided to all 24 teams.
Wluka came to Storrs following an eight-month sports nutrition fellowship called “SNIP” Sports Nutrition Immersion Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This fellowship is through the CPSDA organization (Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietetians Association) sponsored by Gatorade.
Wluka was one of 10 participants chosen across the country to participate in this exclusive training program as a sports dietitian. Wluka completed her dietetic internship at Pepperdine University in 2016 and previously worked in the sports nutrition department at UCLA.
She graduated from Syracuse University in 2015 and earned her bachelor’s degree in nutrition. During her undergraduate career at Syracuse, Wluka studied abroad in Sydney, Australia.
A native of Sharon, Mass., Wluka was selected for both the Boston Globe and Herald All-Scholastic teams in 2011 in the sport of basketball. Wluka was also selected Hockomock League MVP her senior season, becoming the first Sharon high female basketball player to receive this award in three decades.
She is a member of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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