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Catholic Body Image and Sportsmanship


John holds a PhD in exercise science and teaches at Wingate University (NC). His courses include anatomy & physiology, strength & conditioning, applied nutrition, exercise physiology, and weight loss, weight gain & body image.


Over the years, he has given hundreds of presentations and he is the host of Faith and Sport on Radio Maria, Wednesdays at 1 p.m. EST.

John has written and published three books; learn more at testimonials.

Dr. John Acquaviva is a proud member of the elite Catholic Speakers Organization,

What Others Are Saying About John's Books



“Building upon the timeless teachings of the Church, edified by saints and scripture, and penned from a practical parent's perspective, Raising Kids With a Healthy Body Image: A Guide for Catholic Parents is a great tool to help you raise happy, healthy and holy children.”

- Lisa M. Hendey, Founder of



“John Acquaviva has done a great service to the Church.

          - Greg Popcak, author and EWTN radio host


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Listen to podcasts from Faith and Sport on

Radio Maria

John with Faith and Sport co-host Ed Billick

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