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.
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