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Damon McCune, MS, RDN, LD

Director of Didactic Program

Biography

Director of Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics Damon McCune joined the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences during fall 2015 and teaches sports nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, pathophysiology, principles of human nutrition, complementary and integrative medical nutrition therapy, and advanced nutrition metabolism within the Nutrition Sciences program. McCune also serves as the coordinator of performance nutrition for UNLV Athletics.

McCune’s research interests focus on nutritional behavior to increase performance, and hormonal responses to physical activity and nutrition.

McCune earned his bachelor’s in nutrition sciences and his master’s in exercise physiology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is currently completing his doctoral degree in exercise physiology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Outside of UNLV, McCune received the Outstanding Young Dietitian Award for 2015 from the Nevada Dietetic Association. He is the former President of the Southern Nevada Dietetic Association and maintains an active membership role with the organization.

He is an active member and speaker with the American College of Sports Medicine and has also held speaking engagements with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. McCune has appeared numerous times as a guest of America’s Diabetes Hour on AM 720 KDWN and other local and national broadcasts and publications. He also serves as a nutrition consultant to many local youth athletic teams.