Jeff Young Bio
Jeff is a Kinesiologist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), American College of Sports Medicine Exercise is Medicine credentialed (ACSM-EIM), and previously held the USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach certification (USAW).

At the organizational level:

  • Serves as a dual committee member (student and programming committees) for the American College of Sports Medicine's Greater New York Regional Chapter.

  • Presenter at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) national conference (2015, 2016, 2018).

  • Lead chair of a unique Fitness Rehab and Medicine Group within the ACLM - created for the purpose of:

  1.  Connecting qualified fitness professionals and medical professionals, locally, across the U.S.  

  2.  Creating cross-disciplinary education content related to general and medical fitness.

  3.  Creating a cross-disciplinary community to foster learning, discussion, collaboration, and networking.

  4. Fitness Rehab and Medicine Group includes representatives from:

  • The American College of Sports Medicine

  • The American Council on Exercise

  • The Medical Fitness Association

  • Penn State University

  • And several other organizations

Email JYKinesiology@gmail.com to learn more.


  • Selected by the ACLM to serve on a task force responsible for updating organization standards.

  • Selected by the President and Chief Science Officer for the American Council on Exercise to serve as a subject matter expert.

  • Selected by the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AOCPMR) -- a governing body in Physiatry -- as a special counsel on fitness education to provide ongoing educational content.

  • Selected to serve on a Physical Activity Assessment, Prescription, and Referral working group in the Physical Activity Alliance (PAA). This very exclusive working group consists of senior leadership from the CDC, AHA, ACSM, ACE, MFA, APTA, and several other medical and fitness organizations. The PAA is a conglomerate of over 100 government, medical, and fitness organizations which merged to develop and implement a game plan to increase physical activity and education in every government, medical, and fitness sector in the U.S.

  • Presenter at the American Osteopathic Association's OMED2019 annual conference.  The AOA is the parent governing body in osteopathic medicine.

  • Presenter at the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) national conference (2016, 2017).

  • Presenter at the Medical Fitness Association (MFA) International (2016, 2018), South East Regional conference (2019) and North East Regional (2017, 2019) conference.

  • Selected to present at the first ever American College of Sports Medicine and National Strength and Conditioning Association joint conference -- a New York Regional conference (April 2019) -- and again in April 2020.

At the health care level:
Former staff at four world-class facilities:
  1. Created the fitness component and served as Fitness Coordinator at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Center for Health and Healing - the most comprehensive medical fitness facility in the U.S - for ten years.
  2. Duke University Medical Center's Diet and Fitness Center.
  3. Fitness Educator at Beth Israel Medical Center's Friedman Diabetes Institute 
  4. Fitness Educator at UCLA Medical Center's Gonda Diabetes Institute.
  • Currently offer medical fitness education and consulting services throughout New York City.
  • Created and managed a medical fitness Elective program for Beth Israel Medical Center Family Medicine Residents.
  • Presenter at two Beth Israel Spine and Sport Orthopedic conferences.
  • Presenter at the 1st Annual Mount Sinai Physiatry conference.
  • Performed dozens of grand rounds, in-services, and elective programs for various healthcare providers at Mount Sinai, Beth Israel, Roosevelt, and Montefiore Medical Centers and more than a half dozen physical therapy facilities throughout NYC.
At the college/university level:
  • Selected by the current President of the American College of Sports Medicine's Greater New York Regional Chapter to serve as a medical fitness consultant for her exercise science students at Mercy College.  Purpose is to assist in completely restructuring an "Exercise Prescription for Special Populations" course and marry ACSM textbook information with real-life situations that don't always follow textbook guidelines.
  • Selected to develop exercise related educational content for a lifestyle medicine curriculum for medical students at the University of Oklahoma's School of Medicine.
  • Ongoing guest lecturer for Penn State University's Kinesiology program (since 2013).
  • Guest lecturer for Hofstra University's Exercise Science program (2014 to 2018), Mercy College's Exercise Science program (2019), and Queens College Exercise Science program (2019).
  • Previously guest lectured for kinesiology and exercise science students at UConn (2014), Indiana University (2015), Syracuse University (2015), Lehman College (2014, 2015), St. Francis College, (2014), and Point Loma Nazarene University (2018).
  • Previously guest lectured for medical students at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (2016).
  • Internship provider for kinesiology students at Penn State University (2015 to present), and exercise science students at Mercy College and Queens College in NYC (2019 to present).  Previously served as an internship provider for exercise science students at Hofstra University (2015 to 2018).
At the health club level:
  • Continuing education Provider for the National Academy of Sports Medicine since 2013.
  • Offer 12 hours of continuing education (four 3-hour courses).
  • Regularly presents seminars, workshops, and continuing education (CEC) courses most major health club chains in New York City.
  • Includes Equinox, Crunch, New York Sports Clubs, LA Fitness, Synergy, CLAY, 92nd Street Y, etc...