Youth Fitness Specialist

about nyshsi


The National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute, or NYSHSI, is a partnership between the sports medicine and exercise science certification and membership organization the American College of Sports Medicine® (ACSM) and Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the U.S. 

NYSHSI strives to enhance the experience, development, health and safety of youth in sports by sharing the latest in evidence-based education and research and promoting beneficial public policy. 

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NYSHSI Leadership

Members of NYSHSI’s leadership board shape the philosophy and long-term strategy of the organization.

  • William O. Roberts, M.D., M.S., FACSM, NYSHSI Board Chair

  • Mike McIntyre

  • Thomas M. Best, M.D., Ph.D., FACSM

  • Nailah Coleman, M.D., FAAP, FACSM

  • Gary Hall, Jr.

  • Kurt Griffin, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP

  • Mindy Millard-Stafford, Ph.D., FACSM

  • Karin Pfeiffer, Ph.D., FACSM

  • Thayne Munce, Ph.D., FACSM

  • Rebecca Battista, Ph.D., FACSM

  • Irene Davis, Ph.D., P.T., FACSM, FAPTA, FASB