Joanna Villaflor, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD


Ms. Villaflor is the current Performance Enhancement Dietitian for the entire U.S. Navy Command, Headquarters in Washington, D.C. She was the prior U.S. Army 75th Ranger Regiment Tactical Performance Dietitian for three years. She was embedded supporting Special Operation Forces and was faculty at University of Texas and other Texas colleges mentoring aspiring health professionals for over 10 years. She has done several TV and news segments, radio and print interviews throughout her career sharing her passion for performance nutrition and safe supplement use for athletes. She is an active member of the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) and the Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (PINES).

Ms. Villaflor’s 15 years of experience as a dietitian comes with an educational background consisting of a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and in Adult Weight Management, Cooper Fitness Specialist, ACSM Health Fitness Specialist eligible, TRX and SPINNING program certified.

Her recent achievements include the completion of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) diploma in Sports Nutrition from Switzerland and her Level 2 certification as an anthropometrist with the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK). Her passions consist of discovering unique restaurants, bodybuilding figure competitions, half-marathons, indoor cycling, playing the piano and traveling.


International Olympic Committee Sport Nutrition Diploma, Lausanne, Switzerland
MS Clinical Nutrition, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
Dietetic Internship, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
BS Dietetics, Baylor University, Waco, TX


AES 6300 – Exercise & Sport Nutrition
AES 6340 – Nutrition & Exercise/Weight Management
AES 6360 – Practicum: Sports Nutrition
AES 6380 – Special Topics in Sports Nutrition

Research Interests

Military and tactical nutrition
Bioenergetics in deep water dives
Sports nutrition in elite athletes