Ron Merryman, MS


Ron Merryman has held roles in leadership, academia and as a practitioner for over 17 years in the fitness industry. Ron’s experience coupled with academic backgrounds in both Business and Exercise Science position him as a leader in the field of Fitness and Health Promotion. Ron earned his bachelors degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Massachusetts and then earned a Masters in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with a concentration in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of California Pennsylvania. Ron serves as a Master Instructor for the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Ron is routinely called upon as a content expert and product consultant for various academic institutions where he helps develop education for practitioners, managers and leaders worldwide. Ron works full-time as the Executive Director of Strategy for Youfit Health Clubs where he is responsible for the strategic positioning of over 100 health clubs nationwide.


MS Exercise and Health Promotion, concentration: Rehabilitation Sciences


AES 6400 – Principles of Fitness and Health Promotion
AES 6420 – Program Design in Fitness and Health Promotion
AES 6440 – Practicum: Fitness and Health Promotion
AES 6540 – Practicum: Human Movement Science
AES 6560 – Special Topics Seminar in Human Movement Science
AES 6600 – Principals of Sports Performance Training
AES 6620 – Program Design in Strength and Conditioning
AES 6640 – Practicum: Strength and Conditioning

Research Interests

Consumer and industry behavior


Contributor – NASM CPT5