Todd Galati is the Senior Director of Allied Health & Exercise Science at the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Galati holds a master’s degree in kinesiology, a bachelor’s degree in athletic training, and all four core ACE fitness certifications: Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Health Coach and Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist. In his role at ACE, Galati provides scientific and technical oversight and consultation in the conceptualization, design, development, and implementation of major educational manuals, materials and courses, certification strategies, and research studies. He also serves as a key technical spokesperson for ACE in national media and as a speaker at national and international educational conferences and events. Galati represents ACE on various Allied Health, fitness, and certification expert committees, including the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Innovation Collaborative on Physical Activity in Youth, and Aspen Institute’s Project Play.
Galati’s past experience includes directing youth fitness programs focused on reducing obesity, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes at the UC San Diego School of Medicine, teaching courses in biomechanics, applied kinesiology, and anatomy at Cal State San Marcos and San Diego State University, conducting human performance studies as a research physiologist with the U.S. Navy, personal training in medical, nonprofit, and commercial facilities, and coaching endurance athletes to state and national championships and other goals once felt to be out of reach.