Bio For Chad Kerksick, PhD FISSN CISSN
Chad Kerksick, PhD FISSN CISSN

Chad Kerksick currently works as an Associate Professor of Exercise Science in the Exercise Science Department where he serves as the Director of the Exercise and Performance Nutrition Laboratory in the School of Health Sciences at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO. In addition to this appointment, Dr. Kerksick serves on the Executive Council for the Nutrition, Metabolism and Body Composition Special Interest Group and as a member of the Board of Directors for the NSCA Foundation.  He received his PhD in Exercise, Nutrition and Preventive Health from Baylor University and is currently certified with distinction as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS*D) and certified personal trainer (NSCA-CPT*D) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and as a Certified Sport Nutritionist by the International Society of Sports Nutrition (CISSN).  He is recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and International Society of Sports Nutrition. Dr. Kerksick's research continues to focus on studying the impact of exercise and nutrition interventions as they relate to performance nutrition, recovery, supplementation, weight loss, and muscle physiology.  In these areas, he has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, given over 200 research presentations, authored multiple chapters and edited two books on nutrition topics.​