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Bringing Catholic Teaching to Sport, Health, and Fitness


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 energetic presentations to fitness enthusiasts, prospective teachers, and Catholic Church adult congregations, youth groups, and campus ministries. He is the host of Faith and Sport on Carolina Catholic Radio, Mondays 2 pm EST. His book, Improving Your Body Image Through Catholic Teaching is available through Tan Books.


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

Catholic Body Image

"The body image crisis has never been greater, but this book gives great reason to hope!”
                                               - Christopher West, Author



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






October 31, 2016 Thomas Wurtz, founder and director of Varsity Catholic

November 7, 2016 Gerry Faust, former head coach of Notre Dame

November 14, 2016 Joe Delamielleure, All Pro Buffalo Bills, NFL Hall of Fame


Listen to podcasts from Faith and Sport 

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John with Faith and Sport co-host Ed Billick

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