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Heath Pierce

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

Interim Assistant Dean, Westbrook College of Health Professions Director, Applied Exercise Science Associate Clinical Professor Strength and Conditioning Consultant

Location

Harold Alfond Forum 250
Biddeford Campus
On campus

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 of the University of Maine at Farmington with a bachelor of science degree in community health education with a concentration in exercise science. He went on to earn a master of education degree in exercise science from the University of Maine in 2004. Pierce is credentialed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach. He is also credentialed by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Exercise Physiologist.

He has been recognized for his dedication and commitment to the field by serving as the Maine State Director of the National Strength and Conditioning Association from 2007 - 2013 and receiving the 2009 State Director of the Year Award, as well as the 2014 Personal Trainer of the Year Award from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Pierce was recently appointed as the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Northeast Regional Coordinator for a three-year term.

Credentials

Education

B.S.
University of Maine at Farmington
1995
M.Ed.
University of Maine at Orono
2004

Clinical Affiliations

National Strength and Conditioning Association (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
American College of Sports Medicine (Indianapolis, Indiana)
University of New England Department of Athletics (Biddeford, Maine)

Board Certifications and Licenses

ACSM EP-C

Research

Selected publications

 

Curro AD, Pierce H, Visich PS, Rosene JM (2017) Relationship Amongst Off-Ice and On-Ice Speed and Agility Measures in Men and Women Division III Ice Hockey Players. Journal of Athletic Enhancement 6:1, February 15, 2017

Hessert, M.J., Gugliucci, M. and Pierce, H. "Functional Fitness: Maintaining or Improving Function for Elders with Chronic Disease," Journal of Family Medicine 37:7, July - August 2005

Pierce, H and Gugliucci, M. (2003) Personal Exercise Prescription Training Manual, College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of New England, Biddeford, ME

Gugliucci, M., Pierce, H. (2002) R.E.A.L. Fitness Instructors Certification Manual, College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of New England, Biddeford, ME

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