Erica Goldstein

Assistant Professor of Integrative Health Sciences

Lifelong learning is inevitable within the health professions as our understanding of nutrition and exercise is continually evolving. As a registered dietitian and sports nutritionist, I am motivated to continually apply my understanding of how exercise and nutrition impact an individual's quality of life throughout the lifespan. My personal mission is to continue to advance my knowledge of sports nutrition, share this information with others in the community, foster the profession and inspire students to make science applicable to sports and medical professionals. 

  • PhD, exercise physiology, University of Central Florida
  • MS, exercise Science & health promotion, Florida Atlantic University
  • BS, nutrition and dietetics, University of North Florida
  • BA, history, Elon University


Erica Goldstein


Erica Goldstein is a nutrition researcher and a registered dietitian with a background in both clinical and sports nutrition. Her research has reflected her clinical experience and has focused on iron deficiency, sports nutrition knowledge in female athletes as well as nutritional concerns in Masters Class Athletes related to recovery, performance and overall health. She is committed to helping students develop themselves into informed health science professionals by bridging the gap between nutrition science and practice. Erica is also a Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). 

More About Erica Goldstein

Areas of Expertise

  • Sports nutrition
  • Exercise physiology 

Course Sampling

  • Health and Wellness
  • Theories and Methods of Health Behavior Change
  • Exercise Physiology Lab
  • Sport Nutrition 

  • Recovery and performance in Masters Class Athletes
  • Iron deficiency and female athletes
  • Sports nutrition knowledge

  • Powers, S.K., Goldstein, E., Schrager, M., Ji, L.L. Exercise training and skeletal muscle antioxidant enzymes: an update. Antioxidants. 12(1), p. 39, 2022. 
  • Goldstein, E.R., Stout, J.R., Wells, A.J., Antonio, J., Vasenina, E., Fukuda, D.H. Carbohydrate-protein drink is effective for restoring endurance capacity in masters class athletes after a two-hour recovery. Submitted to the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Accepted for publication January 14, 2023.
  • Goldstein, E.R., Stout, J.R., Starling-Smith, T. Fukuda, D.H. Carbohydrate-protein co-ingestion enhances cycling performance with minimal recovery time between bouts of exhaustive intermittent exercise. Journal of Exercise and Nutrition, 5(2), 2022. 
  • Clark, N.W., Panissa, V.L.G., Herring, C. H., Goldstein, E.R., Stout, J.R., Wells, A.J., Fukuda, D.H. Energy drinks may not impact excess post-exercise oxygen consumption: considerations for pre-exercise test recommendations. Journ al of Adenosine and Caffeine Research. Published Online: 6 May 2021. 
  • Herring, C.H., Goldstein, E.R., Fukuda, D.H. The use of tensiomyography in evaluating sex-based differences in strong, resistance-trained individuals after plyometric and isometric mid-thigh pull post-activation potentiation protocols. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 35(6), 1527-1534, 2021.
  • Guest, N.S., VanDusseldorp, T.A., Nelson, M.T., Grgic, J., Schoenfeld, B.J., Jenkins, N.D.M., Arent, S.M., Antonio, J., Stout, J.R., Trexler, E.T., Smith-Ryan, A.E., Goldstein, E. R., Kalman, D.S., Campbell, B.I., International Society of Sports Nutrition Position Stand: Caffeine and Performance. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 18(1), 2021.
  • Clark, N.W., Herring, C.H., Goldstein, E.R., Stout, J.R., Wells, A.J., Fukuda, D.H. Heart rate variability behavior during exercise and short-term recovery following energy drink consumption in men and women. Nutrients. 12, 2372, 2 020.
  • Goldstein, E.R. and Fukuda, D.H. Connecting Energy Availability and Iron Deficiency with Bone Health: Implications for the Female athlete. Strength and Conditioning Journal 42(4), August 2020.
  • Harat I., Clark, N. W., Boffey, D., Herring, C.H., Goldstein, E.R., Redd, M.J. Wells, A.J., Stout, J.R., Fukuda, D.H. Dynamic Postactivation Potentiation Protocol Improves Rowing Performance in Experienced Female Rowers. Journal of Sports Sciences. Published online April 2020
  • Clark, N.W., Wells, A.J., Coker, N.A., Goldstein, E.G., Herring, C.H., Starling-Smith, T.M., Varanoske, A.N., Panissa, V.L. G., Stout, J.R., Fukuda, D.H. The acute effects of thermogenic fitness drink formulas containing 140 mg and 100 mg of caffeine on energy expenditure and fat metabolism at rest and during exercise. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 17(10), 2020.