Meghan Fernandes

Meghan Fernandes


Jan 2012 - Present

Bachelor of Science

University of Alabama

Currently working towards completing the Didactic Program Requirements in Dietetics.

Aug 2007 - Dec 2008

Masters of Science

Florida State University

Curriculum Included Classes such as:

  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Cardio Respiratory Evaluation (including exercise testing and prescription)
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Nutrition and Exercise Performance

My masters comprehensive exams focused on:

  • Zinc and its Function in the Body
  • Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
  • Nutrition and Exercise Performance
Aug 2003 - May 2007

Bachelor of Science

Troy University

This degree was accompanied by concentrations in:

  • Health Promotion
  • Exercise Testing and Prescription

Work experience

Work experience

Physical Education Teacher

Covenant Christian School

Developed and administered physical education lesson plans for children in kindergarten through grade five.

Health Promotion Internship

Steps to a Healthier Alabama
  • Developed health promotion activities within the community
  • Conducted anthropometric testing at local schools
  • Wrote health promotion article for local newspaper

Independent Research

Troy University Exercise Physiology Lab
  • Conducted laboratory VO2max tests of female varsity cross country runners
  • Calibrated VO2max laboratory equipment
  • Designed a written consent form and method of testing for my research
  • Evaluated participants' dietary intake using a computer software analysis program
  • Reported findings in the form of a seminar to professors in Exercise Testing & Prescription
Feb 2009 - Present

Seminar Speaker

Osteoporosis Canada

Created and presented a seminar on The Female Athlete Triad at a convention for Osteoporosis Canada.

Jan 2010 - Dec 2010


AIM Health Group
  • Assisted physiotherapist and chiropractor with active therapy treatment
  • Created and demonstrated personal rehabilitation exercise programs
  • Guided patients through their exercise regimen and applied modalities
  • Administered work site functionality physical examinations
  • Designed and monitored treatment plans for Motor Vehicle Accident patients
Feb 2009 - Dec 2009


PT Health
  • Assisted physiotherapist in assessing patients
  • Created and lead exercise classes
  • Guided patients through their exercise regimen
  • Reported patients' progress to family or guardian at monthly meetings
  • Assessed patients' need for mobility devices
  • Utilized "SOAP" note method to record patients' progress
Jan 2008 - May 2008

Teacher's Assistant

The Florida State University
  • Assisted teaching undergraduate Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Composed and taught lectures on subjects within the course curriculum
  • Aided the professor with exam preparation and observation

Work Philosophy

I believe that the more passion you have towards your career, the more time and effort you put in, and the more time and effort you put into your career, the more satisfaction you get out of it. Therefore I strive to work passionately in order to live in a state of constant satisfaction.


Short Term:

  • Successfully complete the didactic program requirements in dietetics with high academic standings.
  • Obtain and excel in an accredited dietetic internship

Long Term:

  • Effectively pass the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination
  • Gain experience as a Registered Dietitian through work in clinical nutrition, weight loss management, and sports nutrition

Community Service

  • Assisted local nursing home with Alzheimer's Walk for Memories
  • Participated in Scrooge Christmas Food Drive
  • Volunteered as a "reading companion" at local nursing home

Awards & Recognitions


2002 - Present

Smart Serve Responsible Server Training Progran

Smart Serve Ontario
2001 - Present

Safe Food Handler

Food Handler Certification Program