Kyle Leppert, M.A., CSCS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Kyle Leppert, M.A.

Contact Info

Burdick Hall, 121 I
Tues. 12:30-2:00pm
and Wed. 10:00am-12:30pm


M.A., Exercise Physiology, University of North Carolina, 2009

B.A., Health & Exercise Science, Gettysburg College, 2007

Areas of Expertise

Long-term Athlete Development
Strength & Conditioning

Kyle Leppert, MA, CSCS is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology within the College of Health Professions at Towson University. Leppert has worked in research and applications of exercise for health and performance for over a decade, and now primarily works in topics of athlete development and sport performance.

As a student of exercise physiology at the University of North Carolina, he studied responses to exercise and environmental stress in healthy populations including trained athletes, as well as exercise for chronic disease and cancer. He continued his work in exercise testing and programming at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in support of research studies on the effects of exercise and diet in adults with metabolic diseases and sleep disorders.

Leppert has also amassed over a decade of work with athletes - as a sports performance coach, a speaker on nutrition and recovery for athletes, a researcher of functional movement and body composition, and as a coach of youth and high school lacrosse in the Baltimore area. He is a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and continues to work directly in athlete development. In 2016, he traveled with students to Peru and spoke at an international symposium on topics of long-term athlete development and the role of sport in supporting life-long active health, and in 2019, he guided a study abroad program on Long-term Athlete Development in Iceland and Denmark.

Leppert serves as a coordinator in the Towson Research Academy for Collaborative Sport Science (TRACS), administering testing and consulting for Towson University Athletics and other athletic programs in the Greater Baltimore area. In 2016, his collaboration in research of functional movement assessments among high school athletes was presented at the National Coaching Conference, and in 2019, he presented research in body composition among collegiate female athletes at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Select Publications and Presentations

  • Lisman P, Hildebrand H, Nadelen M, Leppert K, Association of Functional Movement Screen and Y-Balance Test Scores with Injury in High School Athletes.  J Strength Cond Res. March 2019

  • Dobrosielski D, Leppert K, Knuth N, Wilder J, Kovacs L, Lisman P. Body composition standards using GE dual energy x-ray absorptiometry in Division 1 female athletes. J Strength Cond Res. In Press. 2019.

  • Leppert K, Lisman P, Knuth D, Wilder N, and Dobrosielski D. Comparison of total body composition and bone mineral density measures in female collegiate athletes. [Slide presentation, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, May 2019.]

  • Leppert  K, "Youth Sports & Lifelong Fitness: Extending the benefits of early athletic development."I Simposio Internacional sobre actualizaci√≥n en Ciencias del Deporte y del Ejercicio. June, 2016


  • Body Composition, Activity and Sleep Monitoring in Student-Athletes
  • Functional Movement Screening: Predicting and Preventing Injuries in Middle School and High School Athletes

Courses Taught 

  • KNES 108 Basketball Lax Soccer 
  • KNES 297 Foundations of Exercise Science
  • KNES 299 Resistance Training: Techniques & Principles
  • KNES 318 Scientific Foundations of Strength Training & Conditioning
  • KNES 328 Testing & Assessments of Athletic Performance
  • KNES 407 Advanced Principles of Strength and Conditioning