Nasira Burkholder-Cooley, DrPH, RDN

Dr. Nasira Burkholder-Cooley, DRPH, RDN, BFA

Nasira Burkholder-Cooley is the registered dietitian of Fashion Isle Smiles. Nasira upholds the philosophy that nutrition is a key component of overall health, contributing to physical, intellectual, and spiritual well-being. Nasira completed her doctoral studies and dietetic rotations at Loma Linda University. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from UCLA and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Arizona with a BS in nutritional sciences, a BFA in dance, and a minor in chemistry. She is a former classical ballet dancer and performed with Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, WA and the University of Arizona School of Dance in Tucson, AZ. Nasira has 10 years of experience as a personal trainer, and is a NASM certified Corrective Exercise Specialist and Senior Fitness Specialist, as well as a certified yoga instructor. Nasira is also an adjunct faculty member at Chapman University and serves as the nutrition educator for ABT Gillespe School at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Maples Conservatory of Dance, the Chapman University School of Dance and Oasis Senior Center.


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