Cecile Adkins, Ed.D., R.D.N., L.D.N.

Cecile Adkins
Cecile Adkins

Title: Director–Undergraduate Nutrition

Office: 35 Faculty Center

Phone: (610) 647-4400 Ext: 3764

Ed.D., College Teaching and Learning, Walden University
M.A., Nutrition Education, Immaculata University
B.S., Home Economics, University of Nevada, Reno


Dr. Adkins is a California native. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist with more than 25 years of experience in clinical, community, private practice, and higher education. She has been a faculty member at Immaculata University since 2016. Dr. Adkins has been actively involved on the executive board of the Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals practice group since 2015. She has worked to establish a nutrition education for student athletes program and has helped implement an evidence-based body positivity promotion and eating disorder prevention program at Immaculata University. Dr, Adkins is also involved with a local food cooperative seeking to establish a community owned and operated grocery store with an education outreach initiative to provide nutrition education within the community.


  • Undergraduate: FNU 206, 208, 220, 315, 320, 353, 370, 372
  • Graduate: NED 644, 653, 680

Research Interests

Dr. Adkins’ research interests include furthering her doctoral research in the area of cultural competence, body positivity and eating disorders, and sports nutrition education and student athletes.

Recent Work

Adkins, C. (2017). Instructional strategies that promote cultural competence in nutrition and dietetics education. (Doctoral dissertation). ScholarWorks.

Adkins, C. & Skahan, P. (2018). Implementation of a nutrition education program for university athletes using nutrition and dietetics majors. Fall, 2018.

Higgins, A. & Adkins, C. (2018). The impact of peer-to-peer training on body image and attitudes about media imagery. Fall, 2018.

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