People

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

Casey Boucher

Casey Boucher

M.S., CES, CSCS

Associate Clinical Professor/Internship Coordinator

(207) 602-2029

cboucher2@une.edu

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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

Expertise

Clinical exercise physiology

Exercise Science

AES Internship Program

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Paul Visich

Paul Steven Visich

PhD, MPH, ACSM C-CEP

Professor, Chair of Exercise and Sport Performance Department

(207) 602-2203

PVisich@une.edu

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Education

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

Heath Pierce

Heath R. Pierce

M.Ed., RSCC, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, EP-C

Director, Applied Exercise Science

Associate Clinical Professor

Strength and Conditioning Consultant

(207) 602-2590

hpierce@une.edu

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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

Expertise

Preparing students for professional credentialing examinations including: CSCS

NSCA-CPT and ACSM EP-C

Strength Training and Conditioning

Exercise Testing and Prescription

Alanna Carlin

Alanna Carlin

M.S., CSCS, CISSN

Associate Lecturer

(207) 602-2530

amartin7@une.edu

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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

Expertise

Sports Nutrition

fitness testing and prescription

and kinesiology/biomechanics

Katie Hawke

Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 602-2295

khawke@une.edu

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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

Expertise

Coach Education

Physical Education

Shireen Rahman

Shireen Rahman

Ed.D., ATC,CISSN

Associate Clinical Professor

Student Research Coordinator

Vice President; WCHP Faculty Assembly 2016-18

Vice President, Alpha Chi National Honor Society 2016-18

(207) 602-2531

srahman@une.edu

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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

Expertise

Gross anatomy

Sports Nutrition

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

John Rosene

John M Rosene

DPE, ATC, CSCS, ACSM EP-C

Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 602-2068

jrosene@une.edu

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EDUCATION

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

Adjunct

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Motin Analysis Laboratory Manager

Adjunct Lecturer

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

Expertise

Kinesiology and Biomechanics

Strength and conditioning

Resistance Training

Lower Extremity Biomechanics

Affiliated Faculty

Kristen R. Bailey, MS, LAT, ATC

Kristen R. Bailey

MS, LAT, ATC

Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 602-2252

kbailey5@une.edu

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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

Expertise

Clinical Exam and Diagnosis

Gross anatomy

Athletic Training

Staff

Sarah Hutchins

Administrative Assistant Department of Exercise and Sport Performance

(207) 602-2816

shutchins@une.edu

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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

rebecca place

Rebecca Place

M.S., NSCA-CPT

Project Coordinator- Cardiovascular Health Intervention Program

rvarney1@une.edu

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Rebecca is the Project Coordinator for the Cardiovascular Health Intervention Program (CHIP). Rebecca has been with University of New England since 2013.  

Education

 She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Exercise Science from the University of New England, and her Master’s Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Motor Behavior from Texas Tech University.  She is also certified as a Personal Trainer by the National Strength... Read More