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Clemson University
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Elliot Jesch

Associate Professor
Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences Department

Office: 217 Poole Agricultural Center
Phone: 864-633-0874
Fax: 8646560331



Educational Background

Ph.D. Nutrition
University of Nebraska Lincoln 2008

M.S. Nutrition and Health Sciences (Emphasis in Exercise Physiology)
University of Nebraska Lincoln 2005

B.S. Animal Science (Minor in Chemistry)
University of Nebraska Lincoln 2003

Courses Taught

FDSC 4500 - 019 Creative Inquiry (ClemsonLIFE: Nutrition and Healthy Cooking)
FDSC 4500 - 021 Creative Inquiry (Human Energy Metabolism)
NUTR 3020/3021 Nutrition Assessment
NUTR 4510/6510 Nutrition and Metabolism I
NUTR 4550/6550 Nutrition and Metabolism II
NUTR 8020 Special Topics - Metabolic basis of diets and dieting


Dr. Jesch completed his education at the University of Nebraska (Lincoln) where he earned a BS degree in Animal Science, a MS dgree in Nutrition and Health Sciences, and a Ph.D in Nutrition. His research interests involve the interaction of nutrition and exercise. A couple of the projects he is currently conducting include the timing of exercise around meals, the timing of nutrient consumption before, during and after exercise, and examining the interaction of exercise intensity with macronutrient consumption.

Research Interests

My research interests are examining the interaction of nutrition and exercise. A couple of the projects we will be working on are looking at the the interaction of diet and exercise recommendations on physical performance and health, methods and error in body composition measurement using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry, and the effects of training intensity on musculoskeletal health.

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