Shireen Rahman

Shireen Rahman, Ed.D., ATC, CISSN


Clinical Professor

Interim BS Nutrition Program Director

Vice Chair, University Faculty Assembly

Faculty Adviser: AES Club, Habitat for Humanity, Alpha Chi National Honor Society


Harold Alfond Forum 242
Biddeford Campus
Eligible for Student Opportunities

Dr. Rahman is a 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 as their Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Athletic Trainer.  She received her Certificate of Program Development from the Medical Education Leadership Program at the University of New England.   She completed her Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership at the University of New England. 

Dr. Rahman has been at UNE for since 2007, where she teaches for the Applied Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Physician Assistant, and Physical Therapy  programs.  Common coursework includes Gross Anatomy, Exercise Management of Chronic Illness and Disease, Bioenergetics and Metabolism, and Research Methods.  She has also taught ECG Interpretation, Fitness Evaluation and Prescription, and Kinesiology.

She has received the Debra J Summers Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence (2009, 2010); the WCHP Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award (2010, 2013); the WCHP Distinguished Service Award (2013); UNE Academic Advising Excellence Award (2018), DPT's Distinguished Academic Service Award (2020); and the Alpha Chi National Honor Society Distinguished Service Award (2020).  She also was selected to serve as a Center of Excellence in Teaching and Learning Teaching Scholar in its inaugural cohort (2020).

Dr. Rahman is a Certified Athletic Trainer and International Society of Sport Nutrition-Certified.

Most importantly, she is a die-hard Buffalo Bills fan. When not driving back and forth to Buffalo, she spends much of her time getting lost in the mountains of Western Maine with her pup, Tasker.



Doctor of Education; Higher Education Leadership
University of New Englad
Masters of Science; Exercise Physiology
Frostburg State University
Bachelor of Science; Athletic Training
Canisius College

Board Certifications and Licenses

International Society of Sport Nutrition-Certified


Selected publications

Rahman, Shireen, "Faculty Perceptions Of The Purpose And Value Of General Education: A Comparison Between The Liberal Arts And Health Professions" (2015). All Theses And Dissertations. Paper 45.



Rahman, S. (2014). Gross anatomy laboratory manual for the Physician Assistant: A clinical application approach. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.



Rahman, S. (2014). Gross anatomy laboratory manual for the health professional. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.



Rahman, S (2005). Endocrine Considerations.  In J. Shanahan & M. Watt (Eds.), Sports Medicine: Just the Facts(181-192). McGraw-Hill. 

Research interests

Diabetes/obesity and modes of exercise interventions; Behavioral modification through motivation and exercise in pediatric overwt populations; At home vs gym interventions