Professor and Department Head, Health and Kinesiology
Office#: 332-A Blocker
118 Human Clinical Research Facility
Mail Stop: 4243
Office Phone: (979) 845-1333
Other Title: Director, Exercise & Sport Nutrition Lab
Primary Emphasis Area: Kinesiology
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Short Bio
Dr. Kreider serves as Professor and Head of the Department of Health & Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. He holds the Thomas A. and Joan Read Endowed Chair for Disadvantaged Youth, directs the Exercise & Sport Nutrition Laboratory, and is a member of the graduate faculty in the Department of Health & Kinesiology and Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at Texas A&M University. Dr. Kreider has over 23 years administrative experience serving as Assistant Department Chair at the University of Memphis (1994 to 2002), Chair of the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation at Baylor University (2002 to 2008), and Head of the Department of Health & Kinesiology at Texas A&M University (2008 to present). Under his leadership, the Department of Health and Kinesiology has experienced significant growth, development, scholarly productivity, and impact. Dr. Kreider has conducted numerous studies on nutrition and exercise and has published three books, over 170 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, over 440 research abstracts, and 150 health and fitness related articles. According to Google Scholar, his work has been cited over 8,800 times in the literature (h-index 50, i10-index 118). Dr. Kreider and his students have also presented over 600 presentations at regional, national, and international professional conferences. Dr. Kreider is a Fellow of the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM); an active member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); a co-founder, board member, and Fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN); founding Editor-In-Chief of the Biomed Central - Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (IF 2.066); Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (ACN); Board Member of the American Kinesiology Association (AKA); elected Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK); and, member of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Dr. Kreider has received over 20 million dollars as a PI, Co-PI, Co-I, and/or consultant in external funding to support research related to the role of exercise and nutrition on health, disease, rehabilitation, performance, and/or health disparities/equity. Dr. Kreider serves as the Executive Director of the Human Clinical Research Facility (HCRF) to help coordinate human clinical research at Texas A&M University.
Research Interests
Exercise Physiology
Health Disparities and Equity
Obesity & Weight Management
Role of exercise and nutrition on health, disease, performance, and rehabilitation
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Galvan E, Walker DK, Simbo SY, Dalton R, Levers K, O'Connor A, Goodenough C, Barringer ND, Greenwood M, Rasmussen C, Smith SB, Riechman SE, Fluckey JD, Murano PS, Earnest CP, Kreider RB. Acute and chronic safety and efficacy of dose dependent creatine nitrate supplementation and exercise performance. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2016 Mar 31;13:12. doi: 10.1186/s12970-016-0124-0. PMID: 27034623

2. Antonio J, Kalman D, Kreider R. Annual acknowledgement of manuscript reviewers 2015. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 13(5): 2016. PMID: 27034623

3. Jung P, Earnest C. P., Koozechian M, Galvan E, Dalton R, Walker D, Rasmussen C, Murano P, Greenwood M, Kreider R.B. Effects of acute ingestion of a pre-workout dietary supplement with and without psynephrine on resting energy expenditure, cognitive function and exercise performance. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 1-17, 2016

4. Levers K, Dalton R, Galvan E, Goodenough C, O[48]19Connor A, Simbo S, Barringer N, Mertens-Talcott SU, Rasmussen C, Greenwood M, Riechman S, Crouse S, Kreider R.B. Effects of powdered Montmorency tart cherry supplementation on acute endurance exercise performance in aerobically trained individuals. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 13:22, 1-23, 2016

5. Mendez-Villanueva A, L Suarez-Arrones, G Rodas, R Fernandez-Gonzolo, P Tesch, R Linnehan, R Kreider, V Di Salvo. MRI-based regional muscle wse during hamstring strengthening exercises in elite soccer players. PLOS ONE. September 1, 2016, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0161356. PMID: 27583444

6. Lockard B, Oliver J, Goodenough C, Rasmussen C, Greenwood M, Earnest C, Kreider R. Retrospective Analysis of Protein and Carbohydrate Focused Diets Combined With Exercise On Metabolic Syndrome Prevalence in Overweight and Obese Women. Metabolic Syndrome & Related Disoprders. 14:4, 228-237, 2016

7. Colletta A, RB Kreider. Exercise prescription and strength and conditioning considerations. In: Sport Nutrition Needs for Child and Adolescent Athletes. C. Kerksick (Ed.), Taylor & Francis. pp. 240-262, 2016

8. Barringer, N., Kotwal, R., Lewis, M., Funderburk, L., Elliott, T., Crouse, S., Smith, S., Greenwood, M., & Kreider, R. (2016). Fatty acid blood levels, vitamin d status, physical performance, activity and resiliency: A novel potential screening tool for depressed mood in active duty soldiers. Military Medicine, 181, 1114-1120. (2015 citation impact factor = .96)

9. Fernandez-Gonzalo R, PA Tesch, RM. Linnehan, R Kreider, Di Salvo V, Suarez-Arrones, Xavier Alomar L, Mendez-Villanueva A, Rodas G. Individual muscle use, assessed by functional MRI, in exercises aimed at preventing hamstring injury in soccer players. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 37(7):559-64, 2016. doi: 10.1055/s-0042-100290. Epub 2016 Apr 26., 2016. PMID: 27116347

10. Kreider RB, P McCullagh. Innovation and entrepreneurship in a time of shrinking budgets. Kinesiology Review. 5(4): 201-204, 2016. doi:

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Nutrabolt International Research & Development Program. (PI)
Nutrabolt International (Private)
2013/10/01 - 2017/08/31
Total Funding: 1,356,539.
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Julie Kresta (Spring, 2012), Ph.D.
Jonathan Oliver (Summer, 2012), Ph.D.
Michelle Mardock (Fall, 2012), phd
Andrea Jagim (Spring, 2013), Ph.D.
Sunday Simbo (Fall, 2013), Ph.D.
Brittanie Lockard (Spring, 2014), Ph.D.
Claire Baetge (Summer, 2014), Ph.D.
Nicholas Barringer (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Elfego Galvan, Jr. (Fall, 2015), Ph.D.
Kyle Scott Levers (Fall, 2015), Ph.D.
Adriana M. Coletta (Spring, 2016), Ph.D.
Yanghoon P. Jung (Spring, 2016), Ph.D.
Deepesh Khanna (Spring, 2016), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editor (2014 - ). Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition

Editorial Board Member (2004 - ). Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness

Co-Editor (2003 - 2004). Sports Nutrition Journal

Editorial Board Member (2000 - ). Medycyna Spotowa

Editorial Board Member (1999 - ). Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Assoc Editor (1997 - 2003). Journal of Exercise Physiology

Editorial Board Member (1992 - 1997). Journal of Optimal Nutrition

Editorial Board Member (1990 - 2006). International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism

Professional Leadership/Service (International/National)

(2003-2008). Member of Board of Directors.  International Society of Sports Nutrition

(2001-2003). American Society of Exercise Physiologists.  President


(2010). Awarded.  NSCA Nutrition Achievement Award

(2006). Cornealia Marschall Smith.  Nominee. Professor of the Year Award

(2001). Northland Chapter of ACSM Scholar Lecturer. 

(1998). Outstanding Academic Book Award.  Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

(1993). Prestigious Alumni Award.  College of Education, Liberty University

(1990-1991). Outstanding Faculty Award.  Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University

(1990). Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.  (FACSM)

(1990). Merit Award.  American Heart Assocation - Tidewater Affiliate, VA (1990)

(1987-1993). Scholar of the Darden College of Education.  Old Dominion University

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