Texas Tech University

Grant Tinsley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Email: grant.tinsley@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-5895

Kinesiology and Sport Management, Rm 110

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:50 to 11:50 A.M., drop-in (subject to availability), or by appointment. 

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Grant Tinsley


Academic Degrees
  • 2016 - Ph.D., Kinesiology, Exercise Nutrition, and Health Promotion, Baylor University, Waco, TX
  • 2013 - M.S., Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
  • 2012 - B.S., Human Sciences (major: Nutritional Sciences), Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
  • 2012 - B.S., Physiology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Certifications and Additional Education
  • 2021 - Medical Statistics Certificate, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • 2020 - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, with distinction (CSCS,*D), National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • 2017 - Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN), International Society of Sports Nutrition
  • 2013 - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), National Strength and Conditioning Association


Research Interests
  • Evaluation of body composition assessment techniques
  • Influence of intermittent fasting on health and physical performance
  • Nutrition strategies to improve exercise performance, body composition, and health
Grants (2020 - present)
  • Chronic Thermogenic Dietary Supplement Consumption: Effects on Body Composition, Anthropometrics, Metabolism, and Subjective Variables (A23-0089-001). EHP Labs. 2022 - 2023. Role: Lead Principal Investigator. Amount: $85,378
  • Digital Anthropometry and Body Composition Estimation Using a Generation 2 Prototype 3-Dimensional Optical Scanner (A22-0305-001). Prism Labs. 2022 - 2023. Role: Lead Principal Investigator. Amount: $32,756
  • Metabolic Effects of a Novel Ready-to-drink Thermogenic Beverage (A22-0092-001). EHP Labs. 2021 - 2022. Role: Lead Principal Investigator. Amount: $28,401
  • Pharmacokinetic Analysis of Nutrient Absorption from a Novel Liposomal Multivitamin/mineral Formulation (A21-0282-001). Nutraceutical International Corporation. 2021 - 2022. Role: Lead Principal Investigator. Amount: $159,341
  • Evaluation of Novel Beverage Formulations for Hydration Enhancement in Humans (A21-0284-001). 8 POiNT, LLC. 2021 - 2022. Role: Lead Principal Investigator. Amount: $35,000
  • Quantifying the Relationship Between Anthropometry, Body Composition, and Performance on the Army Combat Fitness Test (A21-0261-001) [Doctoral Student Research Development Award: Patrick Harty]. 2021 - 2023. Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. Role: Lead Principal Investigator. Amount: $1,750
  • Influence of Caffeinated and Non-caffeinated Pre-workout Supplements on Resistance Exercise Performance (A21-0096-001). Legion Athletics. 2021. Role: Lead Principal Investigator. Amount: $20,000
  • Evaluation of Novel Beverage Formulations for Hydration Enhancement in Humans: A Pilot Study (A21-0085-002). 8 POiNT, LLC. 2020 - 2021. Role: Lead Principal Investigator. Amount: $43,494
  • Effects of a Caffeine- and Protein-Containing Coffee Beverage on Metabolism and Muscular Performance (A20-0134-001). Vital Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2020. Role: Lead Principal Investigator. Amount: $20,000

Current Courses Taught

  • KIN 3347 Physiological Application of Nutrition to Exercise and Physical Activity
  • KIN 5338 Human Body Composition
  • KIN 5358 Ergogenic Aids and Human Performance
  • KIN 7104 Doctoral Seminar

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Excellence in Research Award, College of Arts & Sciences, Texas Tech University. 2021.
  • Nutritional Research Achievement Award, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2021. Link to press release.
  • New Faculty Award, Texas Tech Alumni Association, 2019. Link to article.
  • Best Paper Award, European Journal of Sports Science, 2018. Link to conference summary.
  • Faculty Recognition Award, Mortar Board and Omicron Delta Kappa, 2018. 

Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management

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    Box 43011, Texas Tech University, 2500 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79409
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