Shireen Rahman

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 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 recently completed her Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership at the University of New England. 

Shireen has been at UNE for since 2007, where she teaches for the Applied Exercise Science, Athletic Training, and Physician Assistant program.  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.
Shireen serves as the Faculty Adviser for the Applied Exercise Science club and the Alpha Chi National Honor Society. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for the Enrichment of Teaching and Learning, Vice President of Westbrook College of Health Professions Faculty Assembly,  and Vice President for the Regional Alpha Chi National Honor Society.
Shireen has received the Debra J Summers Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009 and 2010; the WCHP Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award in 2010 and 2013; and the WCHP Distinguished Service Award in 2013. 
Shireen  is a Certified Athletic Trainer and International Society of Sport Nutrition-Certified.
Most importantly, Shireen 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 pups, Tasker and Talley. 


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

National Athletic Training Association- Certified


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


Research Interests

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

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. 

Shireen Rahman

Shireen Rahman



Associate Clinical Professor

Student Research Coordinator

Vice President; WCHP Faculty Assembly 2016-18

Vice President, Alpha Chi National Honor Society 2016-18

Biddeford Campus

Harold Alfond Forum

(207) 602-2531

On Campus

Eligible for Student Opportunities