Cassandra Forsythe York

Assistant Professor

Physical Education & Human Performance

Contact Information

Harrison J. Kaiser Hall 018-15

Phone: 860-832-2498


Office Hours

By Appointment


Courses Taught: 

EXS 280 Leadership & Group Exercise 

EXS 307 Human Nutrition 

EXS 325 Organization & Management of Fitness Facilities 

EXS 376 Theories of Strength Training



Cassandra's passion lies in encouraging women and men of all shapes, sizes and life stages to exercise seriously and with purpose. 

She holds her doctorate (PhD) in Exercise Science and Nutrition from the University of Connecticut and is a Registered Dietitian (RD). She’s also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN). She’s well-known for her training in low-carbohydrate diets, nutrition for fat loss, and all aspects of female health.

From 2010 to 2015, she ran her own large group fitness facility in Connecticut, which transformed the bodies of hundreds of women and men across the state.