O2X EAT Specialist:
Nick Barringer, O2X Nutrition Specialist (CSCS, PhD, RD, CSSD)
Education: Texas A&M (Doctorate in Kinesiology); California University of Pennsylvania (M.S. Exercise Science); University of Georgia (Bachelors, Dietetics)
Notable Professional Affiliations/Specializations: United States Military Academy; 75th Ranger Regiment (RAW Program)
About the Specialist: Dr. Nick Barringer is an O2X Nutrition Specialist. Nick currently researches and serves as an assistant professor at the United States Military Academy. Previously, while working at the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, he researched Warfighter nutritional requirements in differing environments, to include deployed Special Operators. Prior to that, he taught performance nutrition at the Army-Baylor Graduate Program in Nutrition.
Nick served in the 75th Ranger Regiment as a member of the Ranger Athlete Warrior (RAW) program, where he oversaw the nutrition and aspects of the physical training of Rangers. Nick received his undergraduate degree in dietetics from the University of Georgia, his master of science in exercise science from California University of Pennsylvania and his doctorate in kinesiology from Texas A&M.
Nick is passionate about improving nutrition and performance in tactical athletes and has the unique perspective of a researcher, teacher, and practitioner who has gone through physically demanding courses such as Ranger School, Survival Evasion Resistance Escape (SERE), Airborne, Air Assault, as well as having deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Because of these experiences, he best understands both the academic and applied demands of the tactical athlete.
Nick has presented at both national and international conferences on tactical athlete nutrition and performance and his research has appeared in multiple media outlets such as Science Daily and Men’s Journal.