FeaturesBENEFITS OF INCORPORATING HIIT PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DOWN SYNDROMEWare, Megan E. M.S.; McCully, Kevin K. Ph.D., FACSM, FNAK; Feito, Yuri Ph.D., FACSMAuthor Information Megan Ware, M.S.,is a graduate research assistant at the University of Georgia pursuing a Ph.D. in Kinesiology. She is a student member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Megan’s research is focused in the area of disability studies, in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Her previous publications have focused on the effect of wellness programs for people with disabilities. Kevin K. McCully, Ph.D., FACSM, FNAK,received a B.S. in Biology at Western Michigan University and a Ph.D. in Physiology at the University of Michigan, and he did his postdoctoral research in Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Georgia. His research focus includes enhancing skeletal muscle and vascular function in people with chronic injuries and illnesses. Dr. McCully teaches Exercise Physiology and Introduction to Wellness for people with disabilities. He is a founding board member of Athens Inclusive Recreation and Sports, a member of the board of the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, and the president of Infrared Rx, Inc. Yuri Feito, Ph.D., M.P.H., FACSM,is an associate professor of exercise science at Kennesaw State University. He has been involved in the medical fitness industry for more than 15 years working with a variety of clinical populations. Dr. Feito obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and has master degrees in Movement Science and Public Health. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and is certified as a clinical exercise physiologist. His current research examines the physiological responses to high-intensity protocols, their psychosocial impact, and the incidence of injuries related to these protocols. The authors acknowledge the contributions of Laura Baldwin to earlier renditions of the text.Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest and do not have any financial disclosures. ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: 7/8 2020 - Volume 24 - Issue 4 - p 18-23 doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000586 Buy Metrics AbstractIn Brief Apply It! • Health and fitness professionals will be able to use the information in this article to design exercise prescription programs for people with Down syndrome. • Health and fitness professionals will be able to approach a client with Down syndrome with more background knowledge of the condition itself. There is evidence that supports the use of HIIT in individuals with Down syndrome. This evidence is discussed in anthropometric, aerobic, and cognitive domains and is also discussed in context of enjoyment of HIIT. Copyright © 2020 by American College of Sports Medicine.