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Assistant Professor - SRES
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Chad M. Kerksick earned a PhD in Exercise, Nutrition and Preventive Health from Baylor University in 2006 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 strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS*D), personal trainer (NSCA-CPT*D) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and athletic trainer (ATC) from the National Athletic Trainers' Association and is currently recognized as a fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition and American College of Sports Medicine. He serves as an Associate Editor for J Strength Cond Res and 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 aggressively study exercise and nutrition interventions and their ability to impact the health, performance and recovery of healthy, athletic, aged and clinical populations. He has published over 60 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, given over 100 research presentations, authored multiple chapters, edited a book on nutrient timing and is currently editing a book on sports nutrition needs for children and adolescent athletes.
Educational and Professional Experience
Assistant Professor, Exercise Science
Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO
December 2014 – Present
Assistant Professor, Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences Department
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
August 2012 – December 2014
Assistant Professor, Health and Exercise Science Department
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
August 2006 – June 2012
Doctoral Research Associate, Exercise and Sport Nutrition Laboratory
Health, Human Performance and Recreation Department
Baylor University, Waco, TX
2002 – 2006
Masters Research Assistant, Exercise and Sport Nutrition Laboratory
University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
2000 – 2002
Administrative Grant Writer & Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Rochelle Township High School, Rochelle, IL
1999 – 2000
Lab Supervisor, Human Performance Laboratory
Health and Exercise Science Department
Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
1997 – 1999
Student Athletic Trainer, Athletic Department
Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
1995 – 1997
State Provincial Director of the Year, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2014.
Student Research Award, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2004.
Challenge Scholarship, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2002 - 2004.
Melvin Humphreys Research Award, University of Memphis, 2002.
Power Systems Professional Scholarship, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 1999 & 2001.
Cum Laude, Department of Health & Exercise Science, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, 1999.
Program Honors, Department of Health & Exercise Science, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, 1999.
Joseph P. Dolan Memorial Scholarship, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, 1998.
National Strength and Conditioning Association (2013)
Title: Influence of Eccentric Duration on Anabolism, Damage and Oxidative Stress
Role: Principle Investigator
Status: Funded ($10,000)
National Strength & Conditioning Association, 1997 – present.
American College of Sports Medicine, 1999 – present
International Society of Sports Nutrition, 2005 – present.
1. Kerksick CM*, Mayhew JL, Grimstvedt M, Greenwood M, Kreider RB. Factors which contribute to and account for strength and work capacity in a large cohort of recreationally trained, adult healthy men with high and low strength levels. J Strength Cond Res. 2014 May;28(5):1246-1254. PMID: 24476779.
2. Zykovich A, Hubbard A, Flynn J, Tarnopolsky M, Fraga M, Kerksick C, Ogborn D, MacNeil L, Mooney S, Melov S. Genome-wide DNA methylation changes with age in disease free human skeletal muscle. Aging Cell. 2013 Nov 7. PMID: 24304487.
3. Kulovitz MG, Kravitz LR, Mermier C, Gibson AL, Conn CA, Kolkmeyer D, Kerksick CM†. Potential role of meal frequency as a strategy for weight loss and health in overweight or obese adults. Nutrition. 2013 Nov 19. PMID: 24268866.
4. Kerksick CM*, Willoughby DS, Kouretas D, Tsatsakis A. Intramuscular responses with muscle damaging exercise and the interplay between multiple intracellular network: A human perspective. Food and Chemical Toxicology Special Issue: Adaptations in oxidative stress: Mechanisms involved. 2013 Nov;61:136-43. PMID: 23624378.
5. Kerksick CM*, Roberts MD, Dalbo VJ, Kreider RB, Willoughby DS. Changes in skeletal muscle proteolytic gene expression after prophylactic supplementation of EGCG, n-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) and eccentric damage. Food and Chemical Toxicology Special Issue: Adaptations in oxidative stress: Mechanisms involved. 2013 Nov;61:47-52. PMID: 23376779.