Krista Austin, PhD, CSCS, is an exercise physiologist, nutritionist, and NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialist. She is also a research associate with the International Center for East African Running Studies.
Austin was a performance nutritionist with the English Institute of Sport, where she provided services to 18 Olympic sports and the England cricket team. Most recently she served as a physiologist with the United States Olympic Committee, where she worked with multiple sports in preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games. In particular, she is well known for her nutrition work with USA Taekwondo.
Austin is owner of Performance & Nutrition Coaching, LLC, which provides physiological testing, nutrition, and coaching education to professional and amateur athletes as well as Olympic national teams, including USA Track & Field, USA Canoe/Kayak, USA Wrestling, and USA Triathlon.
A former collegiate tennis player, she obtained a PhD in movement science from Florida State University and holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology from San Diego State University. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and has also served as associate editor of the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.