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LIU Brooklyn Nikki Casarone-Russo

Nikki Carosone Russo M.S., ACSM cPT

Student Services Advisor, Division of Athletic Training, Health, and Exercise Science (ATHES)Adjunct Professor of Sports Sciences

B.S., LIU BrooklynM.S., LIU Brooklyn

Description

Nikki Carosone Russo is a Wellness, Fitness, and Health Promotion expert with over 10 years’ experience in Corporate Wellness, Health & Fitness Marketing, Program Design, Personal Training, and Operations Management. Nikki has served as both a Wellness Director and Health Educator in some of today’s leading companies; such as Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, and Hearst Corporation; where she helped design develop, and manage the country’s first Gold LEED Certified Green Fitness Center, as well as the nationally recognized and award winning ECOfitness initiative. Nikki is currently a full-time Student Services Advisor in the Division of Athletic Training, Health, and Exercise Science (ATHES), and is an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Exercise Sciences and Bachelor of Sports Sciences programs. Nikki is on various curriculum development committees within the ATHES Division such as Sport Management, Inclusive Fitness, and the Health Science Study Abroad Program. She is currently on the Subscriptions and Publications Board, for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and is a Advisory Board Member with the American Heart Association “My Heart My Life” Committee. Nikki has served as co-author, co-contributor, and reviewer for several industry and trade textbooks for the ACSM, including the ACSM Resource Manual for the Personal Trainer and the accompanying national certification exam. Nikki is a frequent contributor on Health, Fitness, and Wellness for many leading national publications and websites. She is a Certified Personal Trainer with specialties in athletic performance, functional training, and pre and post natal exercise.

Specialties

Exercise Science, Sports Science, Strength and Conditioning, Sport Management, Health Science, Wellness & Health Promotion, Curriculum Development, Health and Fitness Writing, Personal Training

Publications

Co-Author, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Resources for the Personal Trainer
Co-Author, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Certified Personal Trainer (cPT) Exam
Contributor, American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM's Guide to Exercise and Cancer Survivorship
Contributor, American College of Sports Medicine, Health and Fitness Certification Review
Reviewer, American College of Sports Medicine, Resources for the Group Exercise Instructor
Reviewer, American College of Sports Medicine, Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription

Author, frequent articles in Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Self Magazine, Shape Magazine, Athletic Business Magazine and Livestrong.com

Honors/Awards

Recipient, American Heart Association (AHA) Gold Level Fit Friendly Workplace Award
Recipient, NOVA 7 Award for Fitness Management
Recipient, NOVA 7 Award for Fitness Program Design

Professional Affiliations

Board Member, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Publications Committee
Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise (ACE)
Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist, Exercise ETC
Certified Pre and Post Natal Exercise, Exercise ETC
Committee Member, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Greater New York Regional Chapter (GNYRC-ACSM)
Committee Member, American Heart Association (AHA), My Heart My Life
Committee Member, American Heart Association (AHA), Worksite Wellness
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Professional Member
Committee Member, American Cancer Society (ACS), Cancer Prevention Study 3(CPS-3)
Professional Member, NCAA Athletes in the Workplace
Professional Member, The Sports Management Network

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