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Kristofer S. Wisniewski Ph.D., ACSM-CEP, EiM-III

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    Position: Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology, Assistant Director of Human Performance Laboratory at the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health & Wellness

    Department: Exercise Physiology, Physical Therapy, Cancer Care

    Office: Stokes Athletic Center 228

    Email Dr. Kristofer S. Wisniewski

    814.471.1132

    About Dr. Kristofer S. Wisniewski

    Education

    • B.S., Slippery Rock University
    • M.S., University of Pittsburgh
    • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

    Biography

    Kristofer comes to Saint Francis from the University of Pittsburgh where he worked as a graduate student assistant and staff member at the Center for Exercise and Health-Fitness Research while pursuing his Ph.D. During this time, he also worked as an Exercise Physiologist for Carlow University’s Wellness and Fitness Services and the University of Pittsburgh’s University Club Fitness Center.

    Kristofer has a wealth of exercise testing and teaching experience. He served as a teaching assistant at Slippery Rock University, and taught undergraduate and graduate classes at the University of Pittsburgh. He also has a number of published works, and has presented at regional and national conferences. Kristofer also runs the Human Performance Lab at the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health & Wellness where he offers, with the help of his students, health and fitness testing and conducts research. His research focuses on perceptions and preferences of regulating exercise intensity.

    At the University of Pittsburgh, Kristofer served as a member of different internal grants committees and was the department representative for the Council of Graduate Students in Education. He currently serves on the Saint Francis University Institutional Review Board, Interprofessional Education Committee, and the Center for Faith Based Health Ministry.

    Professionally, Kristofer is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of ACSM. He is an ACSM certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist and holds the Exercise is Medicine level III credential. He is a peer reviewer for the International Journal of Exercise Science and Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism.

    • Clinical Activities
    • Research Interests
    • Teaching Activities
    • Professional Memberships and Certifications
    • Publications and Presentations
    Clinical Activities
    • Assistant Director of the Human Performance Laboratory at the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness
    • Member of SFU Return to Play Committee 
    Research Interests
    • Use of subjective measures in exercise intensity regulation
    • Reducing ACL injury and re-injury risk
    • Sport Performance
    • Role of exercise in cancer treatment and rehabilitation 
    Teaching Activities
    • EXPH 312       Exercise Across the Lifespan
    • EXPH 330       Neuromuscular Principles of Strength & Conditioning
    • EXPH 330 L   Neuro Principles of Strength & Conditioning Lab
    • EXPH 375       Research Methods in Exercise Physiology
    • EXPH 360       Exercise Testing & Prescription
    • EXPH 360 L   Exercise Testing & Prescription Lab
    • EXPH 400       Advanced Lab & Field Methods
    • EXPH 405       Clinical Exercise Physiology
    • EXPH 414/5    Special Topics:  Senior Seminar
    • MSCC 512      Exercise Testing & Prescription for the Cancer Survivor
    • MSCC 513      Clinical Exercise Physiology for Cancer Survivors

     

    Professional Memberships and Certifications
    • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) (2010 – Present)
      • Annual meeting attendance:  2010 – 2014, 2016, 2018
      • Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP)
      • Exercise is Medicine Credential Level 3 (EIM 3)
      • ACSM/American Cancer Society
        • Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer (CET)
      • Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter (2009 – Present)
        • Annual meeting attendance:  2009 – Present
    • American Heart Association
      • Heartsaver First Aid
      • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
    • COSMED
      • Registered Bod Pod User
    • Pennsylvania Department of Aging
      • Healthy Steps for Older Adults Trainer

     

    Publications and Presentations

    Publications

    1. Willis, Erik A.; White, Dave; Shafer, Alex; Wisniewski, Kristofer; Goss, Fredric L.; Chiapetta, Laurel B.; Arena, Vincent C.; Robertson, Robert J.; & Nagle, Elizabeth F. (2015). Relation of Income and Education Level with Cardiorespiratory Fitness. Inter J Exerc Sci, 8(3), 265-276.

    2. Haile, Luke. Robertson, Robert, J., Nagle, Elizabeth, F., Krause, Maressa, P., Gallagher, Jr., Michael, Ledezma, Christina, M., Wisniewski, Kristofer, S., Shafer, Alex, B., & Goss, Fredric, L. (2013). Just noticeable difference in perception of physical exertion during cycle exercise in young adult men and women.  Eur J Appl Physiol, 113(4), 877-885.

    Presentations

    1. Wisniewski, K. Validation of the Perceived Intensity Scale and Ratings during the Bruce Protocol
    • Slide Presentation:  2018 Conemaugh Health System Annual Regional Research Symposium, Johnstown, PA
    o Awarded 2nd place

    2. Brennan, K., Fitzgerald, P., Wisniewski, K. Evaluation of the Accuracy of the ACSM Walking Metabolic Equations During the Bruce Protocol
    • Poster:  2018 ACSM Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN
    o Abstract:  Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., 50(5): 2018 Supplement.
    • Poster:  2018 Conemaugh Health System Annual Regional Research Symposium, Johnstown, PA
    o Awarded 2nd place
    • Poster:  2017 SFU Student Research Day
    • Poster:  2017 MARC-ACSM Annual Meeting, Harrisburg, PA
    o Abstract:  International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: (2018) Vol. 9: Iss. 6, Article 16.

    3. Jegerski, M.L., Vainshelboim, B., Brennan, G.M., Piascik, H., Dieterich, S.D., Fitzgerald, P., LoRusso, S., Wisniewski, K.S. Comparison of Methods Assessing Body Composition in Young Adults.
    • Poster:  2018 ACSM Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN
    o Abstract:  Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., 50(5): 2018 Supplement.

    4. Graham, J.D., Wisniewski, K.S. Association between Segmental Lean Body Mass and Muscular Strength.
    • Poster:  2018 ACSM Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN
    o Abstract:  Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., 50(5): 2018 Supplement.

    5. LoRusso, S., Brennan, G.M., Piascik, H., Dieterich, S.D., Jegerski, M.L., Wisniewski, K.S., Vainshelboim, B., Fitzgerald, P.I. Lifestyle Behaviors and Body Composition in Young Adults.
    • Poster:  2018 ACSM Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN
    o Abstract:  Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., 50(5): 2018 Supplement.

    6. Piascik, H., Wisniewwki, K.S., Brennan, G.M., Dieterich, S.D., Fitzgerald, P., Jegerski, M.L., LoRusso, S., Vainshelboim, B. Lifestyle Behaviors and Muscular Strength in Young Adults
    • Poster:  2018 ACSM Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN
    o Abstract:  Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., 50(5): 2018 Supplement.

    7. Vainshelboim, B., LoRusso, S., Mulligan, I., Baker, S., Fitzgerald, P., Wisniewski, K., Myers, J. Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Cancer in Women
    • Poster:  2018 ACSM Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN
    o Abstract:  Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., 50(5): 2018 Supplement.
    • Slide Presentation:  2017 MARC-ACSM Annual Meeting, Harrisburg, PA

    8. Brennan, G., Piascik, H., Dieterick, S., Jegerski, M., Vainshelbpoim, B., Wisniewski, K. The Effectiveness of Individualized Exercise Programs on the Physical Fitness of Rural Cancer Survivors
    • Slide Presentation:  2017 MARC-ACSM Annual Meeting, Harrisburg, PA
    o Abstract:  International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: (2018) Vol. 9: Iss. 6, Article 15.
    • Slide Presentation:  2017 SFU Student Research Day

    9. Arney, B., Wisniewski, K. Perceived Intensity Level During Treadmill Exercise.
    • Poster:  2016 MARC-ACSM Annual Meeting, Harrisburg, PA
    o Abstract:  International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: (2017) Vol. 9: Iss. 5, Article 3.

    10. Bennett, N., Foggia, N., Bertie, R., Wisniewski, K. Performance Measure in Female Collegiate Soccer Players According to ACL Injury.
    • Poster:  2016 MARC-ACSM Annual Meeting, Harrisburg, PA
    o Abstract:  International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: (2017) Vol. 9: Iss. 5, Article 9.

    11. Wharton MA, Klima DW, Wisniewski KS, McMellen KS, Fort SL, & Abrams DM. Gait Performance and Fear Avoidance Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults
    • Poster:  2015 Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Annual Meeting, Champion, PA
    • Poster:  2015 APTA Annual Next Conference & Exposition, National Harbor, MD

    12. Wisniewski, K., Goss, F. (FACSM), Rubinstein, E., Davis, K., Nagle, E. (FACSM), Storti, K., Jakicic, J. (FACSM). Validation of OMNI-Walk/Run RPE in Overweight and Obese Adults.
    • Slide Presentation:  2013 MARC-ACSM Annual Meeting, Harrisburg, PA
    • Slide Presentation:  2014 ACSM Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL
    o Abstract:  Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Spring, 46(5): 2014 Supplement.

    13. Gray, S.J., Drozdowsky, D.S., Schoenenberger, M.A., Wisniewski, K.S., Fitzgerald, P.I. The Relationship Between Aerobic Fitness, BMI, and Measures of Perception While at Very High Altitudes.
    • Poster:  2013 MARC-ACSM Annual Meeting, Harrisburg, PA

    14. Wisniewski, K., Goss, F. (FACSM), Rubinstein, E., Davis, K., Nagle, E. (FACSM), Storti, K., Jakicic, J. (FACSM). Preferred Method of Self-Regulating Exercise Intensity in Overweight and Obese Adults.
    • Slide Presentation:  2012 MARC-ACSM Annual Meeting, Harrisburg, PA
    • Poster Presentation:  2013 ACSM Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN
    o Abstract:  Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Spring, 45(6): 2013 Supplement.

    15. Wisniewski, K., Shafer, A., Taylor, M., Nagle, E. (FACSM), Robertson, R. (FACSM), & Goss, F. (FACSM). Perception of Exercise Intensity Level in Recreationally Active Young Adults.
    • Poster Presentation:  2012 ACSM Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
    o Abstract:  Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Spring, 44(2): 2012 Supplement.

    16. Shafer, A. Wisniewski, K., Panzak, G., Willis, E., Nagle, E. (FACSM), Robertston, R. (FACSM), & Goss, F. (FACSM). Response Normalized Affect, Enjoyment, and RPE at the Ventilatory Breakpoint in Recreationally Active Young Adults.
    • 2012 ACSM Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
    o Abstract:  Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Spring, 44(2): 2012 Supplement.

    17. Haile, A. M., Haile, L., Taylor, M., Shafer, A., Wisniewski, K., Deldin, A., Panzak, G., Goss, F. L. (FACSM), Nagle, E. (FACSM), & Robertson, R. J. (FACSM). Concurrent Validity of an Exercise Enjoyment Scale Using Physiological and Psychological Criteria.
    • 2012 ACSM Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
    o Abstract:  Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Spring, 44(2): 2012 Supplement.

    18. Deldin, A. R., Schafer, A. B., Wisniewski, K., Haile, A., Robertson, R. J. (FACSM), Nagle, E. F. (FACSM), & Goss, F. L. (FACSM). Effect of Capillary Blood Sampling on Psychological and Perceptual Responses During Load Incremented Cycle Ergometry.
    • 2012 ACSM Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
    o Abstract:  Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Spring, 44(2): 2012 Supplement.

    19. Taylor, M., Shafer, A., Wisniewski, K., Haile, L., Panzak, G., Nagle, E. (FACSM), Goss, F. (FACSM), & Robertson, R. (FACSM). Effect of Intermittent Capillary Blood Sampling on Physiological Responses During Load Incremented Cycle Ergometry.
    • 2012 ACSM Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
    o Abstract:  Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Spring, 44(2): 2012 Supplement.

    20. Wisniewski, K., Robertson, R.J., & Goss, F.L. Response Normalized OMNI RPE at the Ventilatory Breakpoint in Overweight and Normal Weight Young Adult Females.
    • Slide Presentation:  2011 Annual Meeting MARC-ACSM, Harrisburg, PA.

    21. Wisniewski, K., Shafer, A., White, D., Addis, A., Deldin, A., Willis, E., Arena, V., Chiappetta, L., Goss, F.L. (FACSM), Nagle, E. (FACSM), Robertson, R.J. (FACSM). Non-Exercise Predictors of Maximal Treadmill Time.
    • Slide Presentation:  2010 MARC-ACSM Annual Meeting, Harrisburg, PA
    • Poster Presentation:  2011 ACSM Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
    o Abstract:  Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Spring, 43(5): 2011 Supplement.

    22. Shafer, A., Wisniewski, K., White, D., Willis, E., Frey, S., Chiappetta, L., Nagle, E. (FACSM), Arena, V., Goss, F. L. (FACSM), Robertson, R. J. (FACSM). Psychosocial, Body Image, and Environmental Differences between Those Who Attain and Do Not Attain VO2max.
    • 2011 ACSM Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
    o Abstract:  Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Spring, 43(5): 2011 Supplement.

    23. Nagle, E. F., (FACSM), Chiapetta, L., Shafer, A. B., Arena, V. C., Storti, K. L., Kriska, A. M., (FACSM), Wisniewski, K., White, D., Goss, F. L., (FACSM), Robertson, R. J., (FACSM). Psychosocial and Physiological Characteristics in Adults with Physical Activity Change Across a Two Year Period.
    • 2011 ACSM Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
    o Abstract:  Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Spring, 43(5): 2011 Supplement.

    24. Wisniewski, K. S., Ledezma, C. M., Ireland, L. M., White, D. A., Bossart, S. R., Goss, F. L. (FACSM), Nagle, E. F. (FACSM), Robertson, R. J. (FACSM). Influence of Health-fitness Variables on Response Normalized OMNI RPE at the Ventilatory Breakpoint.
    • Slide Presentation:  2009 MARC-ACSM Annual Meeting, Harrisburg, PA
    • Slide Presentation:  2010 ACSM Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
    o Abstract:  Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Spring, 42(5): 2010 Supplement.

    25. Haile, L., Krause, M. P., Waechter, J. D. Jr., Wisniewski, K. S., Mays, R. J., Nagle, E. F. (FACSM), Goss, F. L. (FACSM), Robertson, R. J. (FACSM). Just Noticeable Difference in Perception of Physical Exertion: Relation with Ventilatory Breakpoint and VO2peak.
    • 2010 ACSM Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
    o Abstract:  Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Spring, 42(5): 2010 Supplement.

    26. Ireland, L. M., Ledezma, C. M., Waechter, J. D. Jr., Wisniewski, K. S., Shafer, A. B., Gallagher, M. Jr., Goss, F. L. (FACSM), Nagle, E. F. (FACSM), Robertson, R. J. (FACSM). Effect of Teleoanticipation on Intensity Self-regulation Error during Cycle Exercise in Females.
    • 2010 ACSM Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
    o Abstract:  Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Spring, 42(5): 2010 Supplement.

    27. Krause, M. P., Haile, L., Ledezma, C., Ireland, L. M., Welikonich, M., Shafer, A. B., Wisniewski, K. S., Goss, F. L. (FACSM), Nagle, E. F. (FACSM), Robertson, R. J. (FACSM). Global Session and Segmented Session RPE Responses to a Continuous Perceptual Production Cycle Protocol.
    • 2010 ACSM Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
    o Abstract:  Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Spring, 42(5): 2010 Supplement.

    28. Garcia, D., Verba, S., Murray, T., Wisniewski, K., Jakicic, J. M.  Does a Pediatric Weight Control Program Have an Effect on Body Weight of the Parent?
    • 2010 Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA.
    o Abstract:  Obesity Research, 18(2): 2010 Supplement.