Allison MacKenzie

Instructor in Residence | Director of Undergraduate Exercise Science


Instructor in Residence

Director of Undergraduate Exercise Science

Academic Degrees:

MS, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Northeastern University, 2002

BS, Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Northeastern University, 2000

Specialist Certifications

NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Precision Nutrition Level 1 Health Coach

CDC Diabetes Prevention Health Coach

ACSM Exercise is Medicine Ambassador


Allison MacKenzie is an Instructor in Residence and Director of Undergraduate Exercise Science in the Kinesiology Department at the University of Connecticut. Previously, she has taught and administered undergraduate exercise science programs at Manchester Community College, University at Buffalo, and University of New Hampshire. At UNH, Allison was the Clinical Director of the on-campus Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention Program. She directed Employee Fitness Programs at UNH and MCC, as well as lead Exercise is Medicine on Campus ® at MCC.  Prior to academia, Allison worked in campus recreation at UMass Lowell, as well as in cardiac rehabilitation and testing and diabetes exercise programming. Allison received her BS in Cardiopulmonary Sciences and MS in Clinical Exercise Science at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. During her graduate work, she served as a Graduate Assistant leading the personal training and fitness programs at the campus recreation center. Her interests reside in disease prevention and management through exercise, benefits of physical activity on mental health and college student wellness.

Areas of Expertise:

Clinical Exercise Science

Diabetes Prevention and Management

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