Kris Wisniewski, Ph.D., ACSM CEP, ACSM/ACS-CET, EiM-Level IIIAssistant Director, HPL
DiSepio Institutefor Rural Health and Wellness108 Franciscan WayLoretto, PA 15940
Email: DiSepioHPL@francis.eduPhone: 814-471-1132
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health & fitness assessments offered through the HPL can assist individuals
reach their athletic potential or understand their risk of developing chronic
medical conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, and
diabetes. Many such conditions can be more effectively prevented, managed
or even reversed with detailed physical assessments and appropriate pre-emptive
actions. Through detailed assessments and direction, HPL staff can provide
individuals with a path toward optimum health and aging.
To assess, evaluate,
and disseminate knowledge of human performance as it relates to health, wellness,
physical fitness, and athletic ability through education, research, and
The HPL is a
teaching laboratory that provides assessments of health and physical fitness to
the faculty, staff, and students of Saint Francis University and residents of
the surrounding communities through proficient skills attained by
Professionally Certified Exercise Physiology Faculty and undergraduate Exercise
We offer access to equipment & technology
not found at any other location in this region, including:
To schedule your assessment(s):
Assessment Fee Chart
We can transport the Bod Pod to your
facility and offer testing for your employees, clients, or patients.
us today to discuss how this can be done and receive a quote.
You may add Blood Lactate testing to
this test for an additional $10
Assessment Fee Chart
You may add Blood Lactate testing to the
MetE test for an additional $10
You may add Blood Lactate testing to either
package for an additional $10
Build your Own Package
The HPL's services are relevant to anyone who
wants to operate at their physical best, regardless of their age or vocation. Examples
of individuals who would benefit from these services include:
What can I expect
with each assessment?
A detailed overview of your results
Where do I park?
Who will be administering the tests?
We are a teaching
laboratory. Therefore, all testing is
conducted by upper level Exercise Physiology students from Saint Francis
University and supervised by a Certified Exercise Physiology Faculty member.
Dr. Wisniewski is
the Assistant Director of the Human Performance Laboratory and an Assistant Professor
of Exercise Physiology at Saint Francis University. He earned his BS degree in
Exercise Science from Slippery Rock
University, and MS degree in Health, Physical Activity, and Chronic Disease,
and a PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr.
Wisniewski specializes in using exercise as a form of medicine to prevent and
treat cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. His expertise also encompasses helping athletes,
mostly endurance runners, achieve their performance potential. His research focuses on how individuals
perceive and regulate exercise intensity. He is a member of the American
College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the
ACSM. He is an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist and ACSM/American
Cancer Society Cancer Exercise Trainer, Registered Bod Pod User, and currently
holds the ACSM Exercise is Medicine Level III credential.
Researchers are recruiting healthy young adults to participate in a study that involves performing an exercise trial with gradually increasing workloads up to their maximal capacity on a treadmill while answering questions based on their perception of the exercise. Participants will also undergo Bod Pod testing to determine their body composition (i.e., percentage of fat and fat free mass).
Subjects will be required to visit the Human Performance Lab located in the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness at Saint Francis University for one session lasting no longer than two hours.
Complete various questionnaires
Undergo testing to determine your body composition (i.e., percentage of fat and fat free mass)
Perform an exercise test on a treadmill to your maximal capacity
Your body composition and aerobic fitness results
How to improve or maintain your results
Within 18 – 39 years of age
A non-smoker (or has quit for at least 6 months)
Contact Information (Exercise Research Study) Contact Information
Health History Screening Form (Exercise Research Study) Health History Screening Form
If interested, please complete the forms and send them to DiSepioHPL@francis.edu.
For any questions, please email or contact us at (814)-471-1132.
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