John Rosene


Clinical Professor


Biddeford Campus

Dr. Rosene is a 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 (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and a certified exercise physiologist (EP-C) through the American College of Sports Medicine. Prior to his appointment at UNE Dr. Rosene held faculty positions in athletic training at William Woods University, the University of Southern Maine, and the University of Hawaii. In addition, he was the Director of the Human Performance Laboratory and was responsible for overseeing the Exercise and Sport Physiology major at Plymouth State University. RESEARCH Dr. Rosene has research experiences examining the physiological aspects of human performance, injury prevention and recovery from injury. These include issues focusing on the muscular, cardiovascular, and thermoregulatory systems, examining performance implications as well as potential clinical applications as they relate to human performance (including supplementation protocols, muscular and cardiovascular performance, thermoregulation, hydration, etc.). Currently his research agenda is investigating head impacts and their possible connection to concussions in athletics, and potential interventions, such as vision training, to reduce these injuries. Ultimately his research agenda examines the utilization of sports science to improve performance, either through enhanced conditioning, improved player health and safety, and/or enhancing return to play decisions. EXPERTISE Outside of his faculty responsibilities Dr. Rosene has held positions as both an athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach. While at Plymouth State University he spent two seasons as the head athletic trainer for the football team, and five seasons as the head athletic trainer and team exercise physiologist for the men’s and women’s alpine ski teams. He has served as a strength and conditioning coach for Plymouth State University men’s ice hockey (2 seasons), and as the strength and conditioning coach for the American Hockey League’s Portland Pirates (2 seasons), and has trained a variety of athletes ranging from power to triathletes. He also has expertise in environmental physiology, nutritional supplementation for the improvement of performance, head impacts in sports, and the utilization of eye tracking for performance enhancement and improved cognition. He was a competitive diver at Keene State College until an injury caused him to retire from the sport. These days he is an avid exerciser and enjoys running, road cycling, and weight lifting.



Springfield College
Southern Connecticut State University
Keene State College

Board Certifications and Licenses

Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC); Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS); American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM EP-C)


Selected publications

Kerr Z, Pierpoint, LA, Rosene JM. The epidemiology of concussions in high school boys’ ice hockey, 2008/09-2016/17 school years. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. (In press). Marchesseault E, Nguyen D, Spahr L, Razak B, Beals C, Rosene JM. Head impacts and cognitive performance in men’s lacrosse. Physician and Sports Medicine. 2018;46(3):324-330. Ullucci, P., Casa, D., Matthews, T., & Rosene, J. Dehydration reduces posterior leg and trunk flexibility and increases stiffness in male collegiate age runners. European Journal of Sports and Exercise Science. 2017;5(2):1-10. Rosene, J. M., Raskinis, B., Silva, B., Woerfel, T., Visich, P. S., Dompier, T. P., & Kerr, Z. Y. Comparison of concussion rates between NCAA Division I and Division III men’s and women’s ice hockey players. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2017;45(11):2622-2629. Curro, A., Pierce, H., Visich, P, Rosene, J. Relationship amongst off-ice and on-ice speed and agility measures in men and women Division III ice hockey players. Journal of Athletic Enhancement. 2017;6:1. Rosene, J. M., Matthews, T. D., McBride, K. J., Galla, A., Haun, M., McDonald, K., Gagne, N., Lea, J., Kasen, J., & Farias, C. The effects of creatine supplementation on thermoregulation and isokinetic muscular performance following acute (3-day) supplementation. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. 2015;55(12):1488-1496. Rosene, J. M., Willoughby, D. S., Matthews, T. D., DuPont, J., Gabillieri, J., & Puck, R. The effect of 3- versus 7-days of creatine supplementation on thermoregulation and changes in intramuscular creatine levels. Journal of Athletic Enhancement. 2014;3:6. Gutowski, A. & Rosene, J. M. Preseason Performance Testing Battery for Men's Lacrosse. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 2011;33(2):16-22. Rosene, J. M., Fogarty, T. D., Ryan, C. M., Belmore, K., Bergsten, A., Blaisdell, J., Gaylord, J., Love, R., Marrone, M., Ward, K, & Wilson, E. Short and longer-term effects of creatine supplementation on exercise induced muscle damage. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2008; 8:89-96. Rosene, J. M. Creatine’s effects on thermoregulation: should we be concerned? European Journal of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods. 2007;Anno18(5):14-16.