While she was a student at East High School, Dr. Jacqueline Raymonde (Jones) Berning was known for her fun-loving personality. After her graduation with the Class of 1969 it became quickly apparent that she was much more than that.
Jackie earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Behavioral Science at the University of Southern Colorado in 1974 and a degree in Clinical Dietetics from Northern Arizona University in 1980, and Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Colorado in 1985. She became a registered Dietitian in 1985 following an internship with Mercy Hospital in Denver. In 1994 Jackie earned a PhD in Nutrition from Colorado State University. She also holds certification as a Certified Board Specialist in Sports Dietetics from the Chicago Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
She has traveled from the halls of East High School to the training tables of US Olympians and professional athletes, including the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos and to the national and international lecture circuit. She is a prolific writer having authored or co-authored more than twenty articles in professional publications, and co-authored four books and four textbooks. She has been a visiting professor at several secondary institutions including the University of Arkansas, Pepperdine University and Drexel University to name just a few. Jackie has been the recipient of numerous research grants totaling in excess of $200,000. Currently she is a member of the CU system Faculty Council and scholarship selection committees and is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Science for the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
In her spare time, Jackie has been involved in community service including school and sports club advisory committees, health and wellness boards and is a member of journal editorial and review boards.
Jackie is married to Bruce and has two sons.