Patrick earned his doctorate in Nutritional Physiology and Biochemistry from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, where he specialized in Exercise Physiology and had worked as the Sports Nutritionist for the Rutgers University Football Team for 4 years. He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the UConn Kinesiology department where he studied carbohydrate and fat manipulation on endurance performance. As an Assistant Professor at Mercy College, in Dobbs Ferry, NY, Dr. Patrick Davitt currently teaches exercise science to undergraduate students, while carrying out research on various topics relating to dietary and activity manipulation towards optimizing lipid metabolism, energy expenditure, performance and health in obese individuals, elite athletes and both first responders and the military. He has worked with a variety of individuals including obese, elderly, both collegiate and professional athletes, and the military.
Patrick is currently a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA. He currently serves on the Greater New York Regional Chapter of ACSM student committee, research committee and nominations committee and has been a presenter at the Annual ACSM-Greater New York Regional Chapter Conference. When Patrick is not teaching or doing research he is spending time with his family, doing almost anything outdoors (camping, trout fishing, running, photography, motorcycle riding) or reading.