PPS PT/Nutrition


Michael Amato PT, DPT, CSCS


617-536-1161 ext. 726


Boston University
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) – NSCA
SFMA Level 1


I enjoy working in orthopedics and sports medicine, having the opportunity to combine my backgrounds as a physical therapist and strength coach. My passion lies in blending the principles of strength training and rehabilitation to not only achieve pain-free movement and function in my patients, but empower them and have them recognize the change from within themselves. Treating athletes of power-lifting and Olympic weightlifting have been my recent areas of special interest.


Power-lifting, basketball, soccer, playing guitar, listening to music, cooking, reading books about subjects other than exercise and the human body, spending time with friends and family, and playing video games.



Kristen Ouellette PhD Exercise Science, CSCS


Kristen is currently an Exercise and Sport Science faculty member at Springfield College, teaching courses in strength and conditioning, personal training and measurement.  Kristen also is a performance coach for Renaissance Periodization and the MA State Director for the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  Her previous professional experience includes teaching students who are becoming strength coaches and personal trainers, as well as training athletes of all ages and ability levels at the collegiate and high school level.  She has coached and interned at some of the premier training facilities in the United States and prides herself on being an adaptable and open-minded professional.  Prior to her appointment at Springfield College, Kristen was the NSCA State Director for Utah, trained the University of Utah Women’s Lacrosse Team and was a Graduate Assistant in the Exercise Science Department.



*PhD University of Utah: Exercise Physiology

*MS University of Connecticut: Kinesiology

*BA University of New Hampshire: Kinesiology

*National Strength and Conditioning Association: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

*Mountain Tactical Institute: Military Athlete Certified Coach


Current Position

  • Assistant Professor of Applied Exercise Science: Springfield College
  • State Director: MA – National Strength and Conditioning Association


Other Positions Held

  • Performance Consultant: Renaissance Periodization
  • Performance Research Consultant: Mountain Tactical Institute
  • Graduate Assistant: University of Utah
  • Director: National Personal Training Institute Boston MA
  • Performance Coach: Competitive Athlete Training Zone Hingham MA
  • Assistant Coach of Women’s Soccer: University of Connecticut
  • Assistant Coach of Women’s Soccer: Marist College