Dr. Darr has over 15 years of experience in the field of Sports Nutrition as a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics with experience at the Olympic, DI, DII, and DIII levels. She is also currently an Associate Professor in Kinesiology at SVSU. She completed her BS in Dietetics from Michigan State University, and her MS and PhD in Exercise Science both from the University at Buffalo. Dr. Darr has been an instructor and mentor to student-athletes and both undergraduate and graduate students in the field of Exercise Science, Nutrition, and Health. Her clinical experience working with patients of all ages dates back to Buffalo, NY which started in 2006.
Dr. Darr also started SVSU Sports Nutrition in 2015 and continues to nutritionally counsel athletes on a weekly basis there. Her love for Sports Nutrition reaches back to the long country summers living on a dirt road with a large backyard where she would try to prepare for upcoming seasons in middle school and high school. There she'd wake up early eating a healthy breakfast then getting to work on improving her physical skills and conditioning for her sports. She had no idea then that, that love and beginning understanding of the field would also become her lifelong passion that she would be able to share with so many others. Fueling the mind body and soul with a focus on sleep, nutrition, hydration, and timing for optimal performance on and off the field always was and is still the goal!