Contact Info

Office

  • Room 212
    Athletic Training and Exercise Science Facilities
Mary Kate Feit head shot
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass, 2020
  • Master of Education, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 2009
  • Bachelor of Arts, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass., 2005

Prior to returning to Springfield College, Feit had an extensive career in sports performance which included time spent as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Iowa and the University of Louisville as well as the adult program coordinator at Reach Your Potential Training. She enjoys making connections between the material she presents in the classroom to her practical work experience in the field of strength and conditioning.

Research Interests

  • Strength and Conditioning Internship Education
  • Effective Coaching Behaviors
  • Load Management

Courses Taught

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Applications of Strength and Conditioning
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Technology Trends in Strength and Conditioning
  • Management of Health and Fitness Programs
  • Concepts of Personal Training

Certifications and Memberships

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach
  • Precision Nutrition
  • Functional Movement Systems

Selected Works

Presentations

  • Feit, M.K., Feit, A. E., Rearick, B., Winkelman, N. (2021, September). Meeting of the Minds: The Art of Coaching. Presented for Perform Better.
  • Feit, M. K. (2021, May). Creating, Mastering, and Evaluating Coaching Behaviors: Maximizing Strength and Conditioning Coach Effectiveness. Presented at the CSCCa Virtual National Conference.
  • Feit, M. K. (2021, May). Coaching Behaviors: They Key to Effective Coaching. Presented at the NCSA Great Lakes/Mid-Atlantic/North Central Regional Virtual Conference.
  • Feit, M. K. (2021, January). Beyond Sets and Reps: Creating, Mastering, and Evaluating Your Coaching Behaviors. Presented at the NSCA Coaches Conference, Virtual Event.
  • Feit, M., Feit, A., Thompson, B., & Bergan, M. (2021, January). How to foster a quality internship program. Roundtable presented at the NSCA Coaches Conference, Virtual Event.
  • Feit, M. K. (2020, October). Technology use in strength and conditioning. Presented at the New England ACSM Fall Virtual Conference. Feit, M. K. (2020, August). Optimizing your coaching behaviors to maximize your impact. Presented at the Perform Better Summer Seminar Series.
  • Feit, M. K. (2020, January). Maximizing the mentorship process within an internship program. Presented at the NSCA Coaches Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Feit, M. K. (2020, January). Coaching, mentoring, and research: Career connections. Presented at the NSCA Coaches Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Feit, M. K. (2019, February). Practical uses for biomechanical analysis in the team setting. Presented at the Holy Cross Sports Performance Conference, Worcester, MA.
  • Feit, M. K. (2020, January). Maximizing the mentorship process within an internship program. Presented at the NSCA Coaches Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Feit, M. K. (2020, January). Coaching, mentoring, and research: Career connections. Presented at the NSCA Coaches Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Feit, M. K. (2019, November). Program design for resistance training. Presented at Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Worcester, Mass.
  • Feit, M. K. (2019, February). Practical Uses for Biomechanical Analysis in the team setting. Presented at the Holy Cross Sports Performance Conference, Worcester, Mass.
  • Feit, M. K., & Feit, A. E. (2019, January). From the Living Room to the Weight Room – Lessons Learned as a Married Coaching Couple. Presented at the National High School Strength Coaches Association Annual Conference and Cruise, Fla.
  • Feit, M. K. (2018, July). Designing an Effective Warm Up. Presented at the Springfield College International Summer Program in Strength and Conditioning, Springfield, Mass.
  • Feit, M. K. (2018, July). Program Writing for Athletes. Presented at the Springfield College International Summer Program in Strength and Conditioning, Springfield, Mass.
  • Feit, A. E., & Feit, M. K. (2015, April). Practical Nutrition Strategies for Today’s Competitive Athlete. Presented at the Massachusetts National Strength and Conditioning Association State Clinic, Springfield, Mass.
  • Feit, M. K., & Feit, A. E. (2013, April). Private Sector to the Pros: An Inside Look into Today’s Strength and Conditioning Professions. Presented at the Springfield College Exercise Science Symposium, Springfield, Mass.
  • Feit, M. K. (2012, June). Nutrition for Today’s Athlete. Presented at the Reach Your Potential High School Sports Performance Clinic, Tinton Falls, N.J.
  • Feit, M. K. (2008, May). A Practical Approach to Preventing Lower Body Injuries. Presented at the Iowa National Strength and Conditioning Association State Clinic, Pella, IA.
  • Boyle, M., & Feit, M. K. (2007, August). Proper Exercise Progression for Hamstring Exercises. Presented at the Perform Better Conference, Providence, R.I.

Publications

  • Carr, K. & Feit, M. K. (2021). Functional training anatomy. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
  • Gearity, B. T., Szedlak, C., Mills, J., Feit, M. K., Callary, B., Feit, A., Bergan, M. (2020). Enriching selves in strength and conditioning society: A multilevel proposal to enhance strength and conditioning psychosocial practice as part of the council on accreditation of strength and conditioning education. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 40(2), 92-103.