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.
Dr. Visich is a Professor and the Chair of the Exercise and Sport Performance Department located in the Harold Alfond Forum. He received his Bachelors in Health Education from Pennsylvania State University and Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology from George Williams College and his Doctorate in Exercise Physiology along with his Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology from University of Pittsburgh. He is also certified as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist by the American College of Sports Medicine. Prior to... Read More
Pierce has been employed at UNE since 1997: 1997 - 2006 as Senior Fitness Specialist/Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning and 2006 - Present as Director, Applied Exercise Science Program/Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Performance.
Pierce has over 20 years of experience in the exercise science/strength and conditioning field, working with a wide variety of clients/patients/athletes from youth to cardiopulmonary rehabilitation patients, to professional athletes. He is a 1995 graduate... Read More
Preparing students for professional credentialing examinations including: CSCS
NSCA-CPT and ACSM EP-C
Strength Training and Conditioning
Exercise Testing and Prescription
Casey joined the faculty of the Department of Exercise and Sport Performance in 2010. Prior to joining the University, she worked as a Health Educator and a Clinical Exercise Physiologist in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation at Maine Medical Center's Turning Point Heart Health program. Casey manages the Internship Program for the Applied Exercise Science students, aiding students with placements in pre-professional physical therapy, strength and conditioning, clinical exercise physiology, health promotion, and more. Casey recieved her Bachelor's Degree in Applied Exercise... Read More
Clinical exercise physiology
AES Internship Program
Alanna Carlin joined the Applied Exercise Science faculty in 2008. Prior to joining the UNE community she worked in both clinical and sport performance settings. Carlin is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and is a Certified Sports Nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Carlin received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology - Exercise Science from University of New Hampshire and her Master’s degree in Physical Education - Biomechanics from Eastern Washington University. Her interests include sports ... Read More
fitness testing and prescription
Katie Hawke joined the Department of Exercise and Sport Performance at the University of New England in 2008. She came to the University from Springfield College, where she was an Assistant Professor of Physical Education and the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach. During her four-year tenure at Springfield College she led her team to back to back NEWMAC conference championships and two trips to the NCAA tournament. She was named NEWMAC Coach of the Year twice and was an IWLCA Regional... Read More
Dr. Rahman is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Exercise and Sport Performance Department located in the Harold Alfond Forum. She received her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from Canisius College, and Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology from Frostburg State University. She worked towards her doctorate degree at West Virginia University in Exercise Physiology with a concentration of Endorcrinology before coming to Maine to work at Maine Medical Center... Read More
Exercise and Chronic Disease prevention and management; exercise endocrinology- obesity and diabetes; clinical exercise physiology and athletic training;
General education and Teaching and Learning Scholarship
Dr. Rosene is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Exercise and Sport Performance Department located in the Harold Alfond Forum. He received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with an Athletic Training option from Keene State College, a Master of Science in Human Performance from Southern Connecticut State University, and a Doctor of Physical Education with a concentration in Exercise Physiology from Springfield College. He holds certifications as an athletic trainer (ATC), a certified strength and conditioning specialist... Read More
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. Mike also mentors both graduate and under graduate students 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 Professional total in the 275lb weight class. His best... Read More
Kinesiology and Biomechanics
Strength and conditioning
Lower Extremity Biomechanics
Kristen has been a member of the Athletic Training Faculty since August 2006. She was also Assistant Athletic Trainer from 2006-2013 in the Department of Athletics. She has previously worked as an Athletic Trainer at Saco Bay Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Bonny Eagle High School and University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. She received a Masters Degree in Athletic Training from California University of Pennsylvania in 2003 while also working as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at Washington and Jefferson College... Read More
Clinical Exam and Diagnosis
Sarah has been with the University of New England since 2003, and the Department of Exercise and Sport Performance since 2009 as the administrative assistant.Read More