Namrita Kumar

PhD + Sports Nutritionist + Coach + Endurance Athlete

Dr. Namrita Kumar is a sports physiologist/nutritionist, registered dietitian, and endurance sports coach. Most recently, she studied and conducted research at the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Applied Physiology. Her doctoral research was related to fatigue and the effects of nutritional countermeasures in athletes versus non-athletes. Namrita's personal athletic experience ranges from endurance mountain biking to off-road triathlon, cross-country mountain bike racing, running, road cycling, duathlon, and cyclocross. While she was in graduate school, she competed with Georgia Tech Cycling and the Topeak-Ergon USA mountain bike team. She also remains very involved in the community with organizations such as the Georgia High School Cycling League, National Interscholastic Cycling Association, and Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport. Namrita is also the Head Cycling Coach at SCAD Atlanta and Founder of Rescue Project.

Namrita is a sports physiology and nutrition professional based in Atlanta, GA. She has a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan, a Masters degree in Sport Nutrition from Georgia State University, and her PhD in Applied (Exercise) Physiology from Georgia Institute of Technology. She is also a Registered Dietitian and USA Cycling Level 2 Coach.

She also has eight years of experience in software consulting, project management, client software implemenation, and web strategy at companies like Manhattan Associates, Inc., Macquarium, Inc., and Ciber, Inc. In 2006, she chose to follow her passion to work with athletes.

Since then, she has counseled and advised both professional and collegiate athletes in various disciplines such as cycling, triathlon, outrigger canoe racing, track and field, professional hockey, major league baseball, Le Mans driving, stage racing, ultra-endurance bike packing, marathon and ultra running, cyclocross, SUP, and more.

Namrita has given presentations and participated in panel discussions at ACSM annual conferences, US Olympic Committee's International Conference on Sports Nutrition, the Southeast USA Junior High Performance Triathlon Team camp, and the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainer's annual conference. She has also participated in community events with organizations such as the Georgia High School Cycling League, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, and Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport. Namrita is currently the Head Cycling Coach at SCAD Atlanta and Founder of Rescue Project.

Namrita's personal athletic experience ranges from endurance mountain biking to off-road triathlon, cross-country mountain bike racing, running, road cycling, duathlon, and cyclocross. While she was in graduate school, she competed with Georgia Tech Cycling and the Topeak-Ergon USA mountain bike team.