Tabbetha Lopez

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Assistant Professor, Dietetic Internship Director
Department of Human Sciences


MLHB 224

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Tabbetha Lopez RD, LD is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in Texas. Besides her extensive academic accomplishments Dr. Lopez is also an expert in kinesiology. With a past experience as a NASM certified personal trainer with specializations in Performance enhancement, Corrective exercise and Inclusive Fitness Training.  Dr. Lopez has been an athlete her entire life as a former Houston Texans Cheerleader. She now enjoys working with patients in all different stages of change. She has experience in a clinical setting as well as an outpatient setting. She enjoys working hard with patients to develop strategies that work for them and lead them to achieving their goals. At Sam Houston State University she works as the Dietetic Internship Director as well as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Where she exudes her passion for nutrition and physical activity to our students.


  • PhD. Kinesiology with a focus on Obesity, University of Houston
  • BS Biology/Biochemistry and Nutrition,University of Houston

Honors and Professional Experience

  • Future Faculty Fellow, nationally recognized program through the National Science Foundation
  • Worked as a clinical, outpatient, a bariatric dietitician for more than five years