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Kyle McInnis


Health Sciences


Sc.D., Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Boston University
M.S., Exercise Science/Cardiac Rehabilitation, Springfield College
B.S., Biological Sciences, UMass-Lowell

Professional Experience

Dr. Kyle McInnis is a nationally recognized educator, researcher, and leader in the field of exercise science. His professional expertise involves the role of physical activity for improving health and preventing chronic diseases.

Dr. McInnis professional background involves leadership with many prestigious health-related organizations. He is a Fellow and former Board of Trustee of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the world’s most prestigious exercise and sports medicine organization. He is extensively involved with the YMCA movement where he serves on the national Medical Advisory Committee, a position that sets polices for over 2,600 YMCA facilities in the U.S. He has served as Adjunct Research Scientist in the Program in Nutritional Metabolism at Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Member of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Cancer Center; and founding Research Director of the UMass/Children’s Hospital Boston GoKids Research and Training Center.

Dr. McInnis is currently working on an initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop a national program called Active Science that integrates physical activity, technology, and academic achievement in school-age children.



Foreyt J, McInnis K, Poston W, Rippe J. Lifestyle Obesity Management. London, UK: Blackwell Science. 2002.

Tharret S, McInnis K, Peterson J.  ACSM’s Health and Fitness Facilities Standards and Guidelines (3rd edition). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. 2006.

American College of Sports Medicine’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (8th ed.) 2009.  Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. (McInnis K - Contributing Editor).

American College of Sports Medicine’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (9th ed.) 2013. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. (McInnis K - Contributing Editor).

Recent Publications: Peer Reviewed Articles 

McCormack S, McCarthy M, Harrington S, Farilla L, McInnis K, Grinspoon S, Fleischman A. Effects of exercise and lifestyle modification on fitness, insulin resistance, skeletal muscle oxidative phosphorylation, and intramyocellular lipid content in obese children and adolescents. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. In review. 2012.

Bailey B and McInnis K. Energy cost of exergaming. A comparison of the energy costs of 6 forms of exergaming. Arch Pediatr and Adolesc Med.  Published online March 7, 2011.

Myers J, Arena R, Franklin F, Pina I, Kraus W, McInnis K, Balady B. American Heart Association Scientific Statement: Recommendations for Clinical Exercise Laboratories. Circulation 119:3144-3161, 2009.

Whiteley J, Bailey B, McInnis K. Using the Internet to Promote Physical Activity and Healthy Eating in Youth. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine 2008; 2(2), 159-177.

Herbert W, Herbert D, McInnis K, Ribisl P, Franklin B, Callahan M,  Hood A. Cardiovascular Emergency Preparedness in Recreation Facilities at Major US Universities: College Fitness Center Emergency Readiness. Preventive Cardiology 2007; 10(3), 128-133. 

McInnis K and Franklin B. Health and Fitness Facilities: A Viable post-rehabilitation alternative.Preventive Cardiology 2006; 9(3):174-7. 

McInnis K. Physical activity compared with stenting in stable CAD.  Am J Med Sports 2004 Nov/Dec 219-220.

McInnis K. Recommendations and practical resources from the obesity education initiative.  Am J Med Sports 2003; Nov/Dec 386-389.

McInnis K.Advising patients on selecting a health/fitness facility and qualified personal fitness trainer.  Am J Med Sports 2003; May/June 238-241.

Del’Olio J, Carpenter M, McInnis K. Physical activity and healthy weight. Am Fam Phys 2003;67: 1266-1268.

McInnis K, Franklin B, Rippe J. Counseling for Physical activity in the overweight and obese patient Am Fam Phys 2003;67:1249-56.

McInnis K. Diet, exercise and the challenge of combating obesity in the primary care setting. J Cardiovasc Nurs 2003;18(2):93-100.

McInnis K. Compliance with emergency recommendations at health clubs. Am J Med Sports2003; Jan/Feb:100-102.

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