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Steven Vitti, PhD

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Steven Vitti

PhD, ACSM-EP

Assistant Teaching Professor

Health Sciences Department

After receiving his BS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Central Connecticut State University, Steven Vitti received his MS and PhD in Exercise Physiology from Springfield College.

Vitti's research interests involve examining the effects of dietary strategies and nutraceutical supplementation on health and performance outcomes and recovery from exhaustive exercise. His previous work explored the functional and ergogenic properties of several bioactive compounds in red beetroot. Vitti's current research interest continues his graduate work examining the ergogenic properties of betalains and investigating the potential mechanisms underpinning observed changes in performance.

Professional Society

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Mid-Atlantic ACSM
American Physiological Society

Selected Publications

Vitti, S., Bruneau Jr., M., Leyshon, K., Sotir, S., Headley, S., & O'Neill, E. (2021). The effects of betalain-rich concentrate supplementation in attenuating muscle damage following eccentric exercise. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 16(1): 112-121. https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2021.161.10

Editorial review board membership:

  • Journal of Human Sport and Exercise

Research Interests

Investigating the effects of dietary strategies and nutraceutical supplementation on health and performance outcomes and recovery from exhaustive exercise.

MS & PhD, Exercise Physiology (2018)
Springfield College
Springfield, MA

BS, Exercise Science and Health Promotion (2012)
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT