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Meet 
Ashley

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Ashley Muschiatti RD, LDN, CSCS is a sports dietitian and certified strength coach who has worked with high school and college athletes, as well as the general public who wants to reach their health and wellness goals. She has experience with body composition and analysis using the BodPod as well as performance nutrition counseling. 

She received her B.S. in Exercise Science and B.A. in Spanish Language at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. During her time at Appalachian State, Ashley was a thrower on the track and field team where she sits high in the school’s All-Time record books. She then went on to attend Delaware State University’s Coordinated Dietetic Program where she became a Registered Dietitian. Throughout her years of education, Ashley completed multiple strength and conditioning and sports nutrition internships at multiple NCAA Division 1 Institutions. 

Ashley enjoys helping athletes reach their full potential on and off the field. She combines her experience and knowledge in strength and conditioning and nutrition to help athletes of all ages fuel properly and reach their performance goals. 

Ashley lives in Charlotte, NC where she is a Performance Specialist with Novant Health Sports Performance.

Muschiatti's previous positions include:

  • Performance Specialist & Registered Dietitian at Novant Health Sports Performance

  • Assistant Strength Coach & Nutrition Coordinator at Delaware State University

  • Professional Strength and Conditioning Internships:

    • ​Clemson University Basketball

    • UNC Chapel Hill Olympic Sports

    • Appalachian State University Olympic Sports

    • University of Delaware Football

Additional Skills:

  • Sport Nutrition

  • Proficient in Spanish

  • Basic American Sign Language

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Polar Heart Rate Monitors

EDUCATION

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B.S. in Exercise Science

Strength & Conditioning Concentration

Appalachian State University

May 2018

GPA: 3.94

Summa Cum Laude

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B.A. in

Spanish Language  

Appalachian State University

May 2018

GPA: 3.94

Summa Cum Laude

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Coordinated Program in Dietetics 

Delaware State University

December 2020

GPA: 4.0

Education

Certifications

  • Certified Registered Dietitian (RD)

  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) 

  • USA Weightlifting  Level 1 Coach

  • Safe Sport Certified

  • CPR/First Aid/AED Certified

Certifications

WORK EXPERIENCE

Work Experience

Performance Specialist & Registered Dietitian

Novant Health Sports Performance 

February 2021 - Present 

  • Implement individual, group, and team training sessions for athletes, teams, and adults based on individualized periodized training programs

  • Modify programed training sessions for individuals with varying abilities and injury status

  • Assist with creating a periodized training program for club swim teams and speed and agility sessions for club soccer athletes

  • Create nutrition education through handouts, social media posts, and bulletin boards

  • Facilitates nutritional consults to help members reach nutrition and health goals

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Assistant Strength Coach & Nutrition Coordinator

Delaware State University

August 2019 - July 2020

  • Designed and implemented strength and conditioning programs for cross country and bowling

  • Assisted with the implementation of Strength and Conditioning programs for all other Olympic sports teams

  • Stocked the fueling station for all 300 plus student athletes, as well as provided basic nutrition education for all athletic teams at Delaware State University

  • Prepared presentations for grant money to fund the fueling station

  • Operated the Bod Pod and analyzed results. Developed a personalized, excel-based document to improve athlete's understanding of their individualized results. 

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Strength and Conditioning & Throws Coach

Train Hard Win Big INC.

June 2019 - March 2020

  • Designed and facilitated training sessions including plyometric, sprint, change of direction, and Olympic lift progressions for athletes of all ages in a wide range of sports

  • Trained high school throwers in sport-specific drills and throwing of shot put and discus, and implemented sport-specific strength and conditioning

  • Worked with a wide range of athletes and clients of different ages and background

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Volunteer Strength and Conditioning Coach

University of Delaware Football 

June 2019 - August 2019

  • Assisted with the implementation and facilitation of strength and conditioning programs for University of Delaware Football

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Sports Nutrition Volunteer 

Appalachian State University

Department of Performance Nutrition

March 2018 - May 2018

  • Managed post-lift fueling sessions for multiple sports in both Performance Nutrition Fuel Stations

  • Made high volumes of protein shakes and assisted in conducting protein-shake taste tests

  • Restocked the fuel stations and maintained quality control

  • Aided athletes on proper fueling decisions for their specific needs and nutrient timing 

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Strength and Conditioning Intern 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Olympic Sport Strength and Conditioning

May 2018 - July 2018

  • Assisted with implementation of Strength and Conditioning Programs for Volleyball, Wrestling, Swimming, Baseball, Track and Field, Gymnastics, and Field Hockey

  • Designed & implemented training programs for incoming and injured athletes

  • Trained in and performed mobility modalities throughout all sports

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Strength and Conditioning Intern 

Appalachian State University 

Olympic Sport Strength and Conditioning

January 2018 - May 2018

  • Assisted with implementation of Strength and Conditioning Programs for Wrestling, Women’s Soccer, Field Hockey, and Baseball

  • Assisted with nutrition fuel station for athletes after workouts

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Strength and Conditioning Intern 

Clemson University

Basketball Strength and Conditioning

May 2017 - August 2017

  • Assisted with implementation of Strength and Conditioning programs for Men’s and Women’s Basketball

  • Observed and Assisted Olympic Sport Strength Staff (Volleyball, Women’s Soccer, and Track & Field)

  • Gained proficiency in ability to utilize Polar Heart Rate Monitors, the Fit light System, GymAware, Excel, and other technologies

  • Completed an extensive internship curriculum including programming, nutrition, strength and conditioning modalities, physical assessments, and presentation skills

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Health and Fitness Instructor

Tyler's Camp

SummerCollab

May 2019 - August 2019

  • Prepared and implemented lesson plans on healthy eating and basic exercise to over 200 low-income children throughout the state of Delaware

  • Motivated young children to try new foods, ask questions, and step outside their comfort zone 

  • Created hands-on activities to demonstrate the importance of healthy living

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Personal Trainer

Appalachian State University

Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff 

April 2016 - May 2019

  • Designed and programmed training sessions for clients of multiple ages

  • Instructed group fitness classes (Spin, HITT, Core Conditioning)

  • Conducted fitness assessments and performed blood pressure and heart rate tests

  • Designed and implemented a semester-long healthy living and weight loss incentive program for the University's faculty and staff, including weekly newsletters featuring exercises, tips, recipes, and more

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Athletic Experience

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Appalachian State University
Track & Field

2014 - 2019

  • Bronze Medal for Weight Throw - 2018 Sun Belt Indoor Track and Field Championships

  • 5th all time on Appalachian State History Record Board for Weight Throw (17.78m/58-7.50 ft.)

  • 10th all time on Appalachian State History Record Board for Hammer Throw (49 m/160-8 ft. )

  • 10th all time on Appalachian State History Record Board for Outdoor Shot Put (13.14 m/ 43-10 ft. )

  • 2018-19 All For App Award 

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SAAC President

2018-2019

Vice President 2017-18
Member 2016-17
  • Organized multiple events for student athletes to grow professionally, mentally, and athletically

  • Represented Appalachian State University in the Sun Belt SAAC

  • Organized and managed the end of the year athletics award ceremony red-carpet event for 1000 guests

  • Under my presidency, the athletic department had a record high 10,000+ hours of community service, which was over 3 times higher than the previous record set the year before

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Athetic Experience
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