FeaturesCollaborative Opportunities of Exercise and Nutrition Professionals with Levels of Disease PreventionMelton, Bridget Ed.D., ACSM-CPT; Romanchik-Cerpovicz, Joelle E. Ph.D., R.D., L.D.Author Information Bridget Melton, Ed.D., ACSM-CPT CSCS, TSAC-F, FMS-L2, Wellness Specialist-NWI, is a professor of Exercise Science at Georgia Southern University where her research focuses on physical activity promotion with tactical populations. Dr. Melton has more than 20 years of fitness training experience and mentors young professionals in the exercise science field. Joelle E. Romanchik-Cerpovicz, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., is an associate professor of nutrition and food science at Georgia Southern University and directs the university’s Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)–accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics. She has 25 years of experience educating future registered dietitian nutritionists as well as exercise science students on the importance of professional collaborations to maximize health outcomes, and she has 30 years of experience as a registered dietitian. ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: 7/8 2021 - Volume 25 - Issue 4 - p 19-24 doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000685 Buy Metrics Abstract Apply It! After reading this article, health and fitness professionals will be able to: • define the five levels of disease prevention • explain how health and fitness professionals fit within each level of prevention • highlight how to collaborate with a registered dietitian nutritionist to meet clients’ health and wellness goals Copyright © 2021 by American College of Sports Medicine.