Chad Kerksick - RMUoHP Faculty

    Chad M. Kerksick earned his PhD in Exercise, Nutrition and Preventive Health from Baylor University and holds a Master’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Memphis and a Bachelor’s degree from Truman State University in Exercise Science. Dr. Kerksick is certified as a Sport Nutritionist by the International Society of Sports Nutrition (CISSN), a distinguished strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS*D) and personal trainer (NSCA-CPT*D) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is currently recognized as a fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (FISSN), American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM), and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He serves as a Senior Associate Editor for J Strength Cond Res and Associate Editor for Strength Cond J and is also a member of the Board of Directors for the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation. Dr. Kerksick continues to study exercise and nutrition interventions and their ability to impact the health, performance and recovery of healthy, athletic, aged and clinical populations. He founded and directs the Exercise and Performance Nutrition Laboratory (, which is currently conducting several studies involving many different aspects of exercise and nutrition interventions for their impact on health, performance, and recovery. Dr. Kerksick has published multiple articles in areas related to weight loss and body composition, skeletal muscle physiology and intracellular signaling, supplementation and resistance training adaptations, supplementation and muscle damage and recovery, as well as athlete energy and nutritional balance. In these areas of expertise, he has published over 90 peer-reviewed scientific articles, given over 150 research presentations, authored multiple chapters, and edited two books: one on nutrient timing and another on sports nutrition needs for children and adolescent athletes.