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Faculty

Our Applied Exercise Science faculty members possess the knowledge and clinical expertise to prepare you for a career in the health and fitness field. Click on the links below to learn more about them and their work.

Full-time Faculty

Professor, Chair of Exercise and Sport Performance Department

(207) 602-2203

PVisich@une.edu

Harold Alfond Forum
249

B.S., Health Education, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA 1978 M.S. Clinical Exercise Physiology (Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiovascular Health), George Williams College, Downers Grove, Ill, 1981 Ph.D, MPH, Exercise Physiology, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1992

Expertise

Clinical exercise physiology

exercise epidemiology (influence of physical activity and obesity on cardiovascular disease risk Factors and metabolic syndrome in children)

altitude physiology 

Heath R. Pierce

M.Ed., RSCC, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, HFS

Director, Applied Exercise Science

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 602-2590

hpierce@une.edu

Harold Alfond Forum
248

Expertise

Strength and conditioning

performance enhancement

fitness testing and prescription

and preparing students for professional credentialing examinations (CSCS

NSCA-CPT

ACSM HFI and CPT).

Alanna Carlin

M.S., CSCS

Assistant Lecturer

(207) 602-2530

amartin7@une.edu

Harold Alfond Forum
261

Expertise

Sports Nutrition

fitness testing and prescription

and kinesiology/biomechanics

Lara A. Carlson

PhD, FACSM, CSCS

Associate Professor

Board of Trustee & President-Elect, New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine

United States Department of Veterans Affairs faculty appointment

(207) 602-2810

lcarlson@une.edu

Pickus Center
209

Dr. Lara Carlson is currently an Associate Professor in the Westbrook College of Health Professions at the University of New England (UNE). She received her Bachelors from Southern Connecticut State University, her Masters from the University of South Dakota, and her Doctorate in Exercise Physiology from Springfield College. Prior to her UNE appointment, she was an Assistant and Associate Professor at Castleton State College in Vermont for seven years. Outside the classroom, Dr. Carlson was an U.S. ranked hammer thrower in Track...

Shireen Rahman

M.S., ATC

Clinical Instructor

(207) 602-2531

srahman@une.edu

Decary Hall
123A

Expertise

Exercise endocrinology; obesity and diabetes; pediatric obesity; anatomy;sports nutrition; behavioral modification and exercise adherence; health promotion

Clinical Faculty

Casey Boucher

M.S., CES, CSCS

Assistant Clinical Professor/Internship Coordinator

(207) 602-2029

cboucher2@une.edu

Decary Hall
34

Expertise

Clinical exercise physiology

Exercise Science

AES Internship Program

Adjunct

Motin Analysis Laboratory Manager, Adjunct Lecturer

(207) 221-4274

mlawrence3@une.edu

Proctor Hall
210

Michael Lawrence is the Manager of the Motion Analysis Laboratory (MAL) at the University of New England's Biomechanics Laboratory and supports all faculty research in the MAL. 

His personal research interests include the mechanics of various strength training exercises, strength and conditioning, and the neuromuscular control of movement.

Outside of UNE he is a competitive powerlifter and holds an Elite total in the 275lb weight class, his best lifts being: 903lb squat, 650lb bench, 633lb deadlift....

Expertise

Kinesiology/Biomechanics<br />Strength and Conditioning

Staff