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Meet the Dietitians


Cory Eakins



Cory Eakins, MS, RDN, LDN was promoted to Nutrition Associate Manager for WKURG in July 2021 after serving two years as the Nutrition Coordinator. Eakins graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and completed the coordinated program’s dietetic internship. He returned to the University of Kentucky to complete a Master of Science degree in Nutritional Science with an emphasis in Sports Nutrition and Wellness in 2015.

Eakins uses a food first approach in order to help students through one-on-one counseling, nutrition education, group presentations, grocery shopping tours, and cooking demonstrations. Eakins takes a ‘food is fuel’ attitude with the student athletes at WKU using the WKU Sports Nutrition program. In addition to these responsibilities, Cory helps students with food allergies navigate the campus dining locations with allergy-friendly menu options.


Kelci Murphy


Kelci Murphy, RDN, LD was named Nutrition Coordinator for WKU in October 2021. Kelci has practiced as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist since 2016 in various settings including Clinical and Community nutrition. She is a also a certified instructor for the LifeSteps® Weight Management Program and the Diabetes Prevention Program. Kelci is a graduate of Western Kentucky University (GO Tops!) where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and went on to complete her dietetic internship at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

While Kelci has experience in a variety of nutrition-related settings, her passion lies within her one-on-one counseling sessions and group education classes. She takes a flexible, non-diet approach to nutrition to help individuals cultivate sustainable habits and reach their health goals not matter how big or small. 


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Our dietitians help take the mystery out of healthy eating and is available to discuss dietary needs in a personalized, sensitive manner. Contact Cory at cory.eakins@wku.edu for general information or to set up an appointment! Check out the healthy eating guides below!

Managing Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance

Food Allergy Guide

Healthier Eating on a Meal Plan

Healthy Convenience Food Guide

How To Stock Your Dorm Room


Reasons to Visit a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

   The RDN can give you support in:

  • Healthful eating on campus
  • Weight management
  • Medical concerns (diabetes, food allergies, and heart health)
  • Making improvements to current eating habits
  • Grocery shopping and food planning
  • Vegetarian and Vegan nutrition
  • Emotional issues with food
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • Sports nutrition
  • General diet analysis


If you are looking for advice and nutritional counseling, set up your personal session with the Health & Fitness Lab today!  A personal session, one hour long, will cost only $15.00! 

Please call (270) 745-6531 to set up an appointment.


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 Last Modified 12/22/21