Marco Meucci


Ph.D., Università degli studi di Roma “Foro Italico”, Rome, Italy, 2013

  • Major: Physical Activity and Health
  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Supervised Play-Based Activity in Adolescents; Metabolic, Cardiovascular and Autonomic Nervous system Adaptation

M.S., Universidade de Tràs-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal, 2009

  • Major: Exercise Science

B.S., Università degli studi di Roma “Foro Italico”, Rome, Italy, 2007

  • Major: Sport Sciences

Teaching Specialties

  • Cardiovascular and Cardiorespiratory Physiology
  • Physiological Assessment

Current Teaching

  • ES 2002 Introduction to Exercise Science
  • ES 3005 Advanced Physiological Assessment
  • ES 5591 Biomechanical and Physiological Laboratory Assessment

Professional Affiliations / Organizations

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Laboratory Affiliation

Research Interests

  • Arterial stiffness and in overweight and normal weight children and adolescents.
  • The association between physical fitness and cardiovascular health in overweight and normal weight children.
  • Investigate new ways to assess children’s health in a fast, accurate and practical way.
  • Investigate the effect of play-based physical activity on cardiovascular health and cardiorespiratory fitness.
  • Cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses to exercise in athletic and sedentary children and adults.


  1. Guidetti L, Meucci M, Bolletta F, Emerenziani GP, Gallotta MC, Baldari C. Validity, reliability and minimum detectable change of COSMED K5 portable gas exchange system in breath- by-breath mode. PLoS One. 2018;13(12):e0209925. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0209925
  2. Peric R, Meucci M, Nikolovski Z, Bourdon CP. Does the aerobic threshold correlate with the maximal fat oxidation rate in short stage treadmill tests? The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. 25 Jul 2017, 58(10):1412-1417. doi: 10.23736/S0022-4707.17.07555-7.
  3. Meucci M, Baldari C, Guidetti L, Alley JR, Cook C, Collier SR. Beneficial Metabolomic Shifts following Play-Based Activity in Overweight Adolescents. Curr Pediatr Rev. Volume 13, Number 2, 2017, pp. 144-151(8).
  4. Peric R, Meucci M, Nikolovski Z. Fat Utilization During High-Intensity Exercise: When Does It End? Sports Med Open. 2016 Dec;2(1):35. Published online 2016 Aug 31. doi: 10.1186/s40798-016-0060-1
  5. Gallotta MC, Iazzoni S, Emerenziani GP, Meucci M, Migliaccio S, Guidetti L, Baldari C. Effects of combined physical education and nutritional programs on schoolchildren’s healthy habits. PeerJ; 2016 Apr 11;4: e1880. doi: 10.7717/peerj.1880.
  6. Meucci M, Baldari C, Guidetti L, Cook C, Prestes J, Collier SR. Cardiac Autonomic Modulation in Children Following 4 and 8 Weeks of Supervised Summer Activity. Journal of Childhood Obesity; In press. Publication date April 6, 2016.
  7. Gallotta MC, Emerenziani GP, Iazzoni S, Meucci M, Baldari C, Guidetti L. Impacts of coordinative training on normal weight and overweight/obese children’s attentional performance. Frontiers in Humam Neuroscience, 28 October 2015.
  8. Gallotta MC, Emerenziani GP, Iazzoni S, Meucci M, Guidetti L, Baldari C. Could overweight and obese children improve their motor performance with a qualitative physical activity approach? Indian Journal of Applied Research. 2014;14(5):610-615. ISSN-2249-555X
  9. Collier SR, Sandberg K, Moody A, Frechette V, Curry C, Ji H, Hottigoudar R, Chaudhuri D, Meucci M. Renin, Angiotensin and Aldosterone Changes in Obese, Pre-to Stage-1 Hypertensive Individuals After Aerobic Training. Journal of Human Hypertension. 2014 May 1. doi: 10.1038/jhh.2014.33. [Epub ahead of print].
  10. de Castro MP, Soares DP, Fonseca P, Borgonovo-Santos M, Meucci M, Sousa F, Machado L, Vilas-Boas JP. Accuracy, repeatability and normal values of a new gait analysis device: WalkinSense®. BioMed Research International. vol. 2014. Article ID 348659. doi:10.1155/2014/348659.
  11. Emerenziani GP, Meucci M, Gallotta MC, Buzzachera CF, Guidetti L, Baldari C. Whole Body Vibration: unsupervised training or combined with a supervised multipurpose exercise for fitness? Journal of Sport Sciences. 2014;32(11):1033-1041. ISSN: 0264-0414 [In press].
  12. Meucci M, Cook C, Curry CD, Guidetti L, Baldari C, Collier SR. Effects of supervised exercise program on metabolic function in overweight adolescents. World Journal of Pediatrics. 2013;9(4):307-11. doi: 10.1007/s12519-013-0440-2. Epub 2013 Nov.
  13. Jetton AM, Lawrence MM, Meucci M, Haines TL, Collier SR, Morris DM, Utter AC. Dehydration and acute weight gain in mixed martial arts fighters before competition. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2013;27(5):1322-6. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31828a1e91.
  14. Meucci M, Curry CD, Baldari C, Guidetti L, Cook C, Collier SR. Effect of play-based summer break exercise on cardiovascular function in adolescents. Acta Paediatrica. 2013;102(1):24-8. doi: 10.1111/apa.12055. Epub 2012 Nov.
  15. Baldari C, Fernades RJ, Meucci M, Ribeiro J, Vilas-Boas JP, Guidetti L. Is AquaTrainer® Snorkel Proper for VO2 Assessment? International Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013;34(4):336-44. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1321804. Epub 2012 Oct.
Title: Assistant Professor, PhD, Physical Activity and Health, Graduate Faculty
Department: Health and Exercise Science

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Phone: (828) 262-2935

Fax: (828) 262-3138

Office address
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