For nearly 20 years Carlo Acquisto has been a staple on the Johnson & Wales University campus. He oversees the university campus recreation program while also serving as a strength and conditioning coach for the athletics department.
As the department’s strength and conditioning coach, Acquisto plans, develops, implements and monitors sport-specific training that is focused on increasing athletic performance all the while keeping injury prevention in the forefront. He is a 20-year member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and earned his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist credential in 1999.
In addition, he manages JWU’s fitness centers in the Wildcat Center and Wales Hall, including a staff of over 40 employees. Acquisto oversees the university’s group fitness and recreation programs.
A Rhode Island native, he earned a bachelor of science degree in exercise physiology from the University of Rhode Island. Acquisto is currently enrolled in the Johnson & Wales MBA program with a concentration in sports leadership.