Teaching Associate Professor of Human Nutrition and Foods
Director of the Dietetic Internship Program
Nettie Puglisi Freshour, a licensed and registered dietitian, currently serves as Teaching Associate Professor and Director of the Dietetic Internship. Freshour earned her bachelor’s (2003) and master's (2005) degrees in Human Nutrition and Foods at West Virginia University.
Prior to joining the Davis College, Freshour was the Director of Sports Nutrition for West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics from August 2013 until June of 2018. In addition to serving as the sports dietitian for the athletic department, Freshour had continuously been an adjunct professor for the Human Nutrition and Foods Department since 2006. She taught an introduction to nutrition course, a sports nutrition course that she developed, and hosted a professional field experience where nutrition students got first hand experience fueling Division 1 athletes.
Before becoming a full time member of the WVU athletic staff, Freshour served as the department’s nutrition consultant for over eight years. During that time she was also the Program Director for WVU’s Dining Services. In her role there, Freshour earned two national awards for the Healthy “U” program, which encouraged a healthy lifestyle for university students. Freshour was a member of the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) Mid-Atlantic Regional counsel, serving as the Nutrition Chair for six years, as well as being apart of the National counsel.
During her time in WVU’s Dining Services she also worked with staff members and helped the department become a Gold Well Workplace by WELCOA (Well Councils of America) in the fall of 2006.
She is a registered dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) - the first in the state of West Virginia. Freshour is also a member of the College and Professional Sports Dietetic Association (CPSDA), Sports and Cardiovascular Nutritionists (SCAN), USOC Sports Dietitian Registry (United States Olympic Committee) and the West Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Freshour, a Wheeling native, resides in Morgantown with her husband Gary, daughter Ryleigh and son Brayden.