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

Kris Wisniewski

Title: Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology, Coordinator of Human Performance Laboratory at the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health & Wellness
School: Health Sciences
Academic Department: Physical Therapy
Phone: 814-471-1132
E-mail: kwisniewski@francis.edu
Office Location: Stokes Athletic Center 228


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


Kristofer comes to Saint Francis from the University of Pittsburgh where he worked as a Graduate Student Assistant and staff member of 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 also has a wealth of teaching experience. He has taught undergraduate and graduate classes at the University of Pittsburgh and Slippery Rock University. He also has a number of published works, and has presented at regional and national conferences. His research focuses on perceptions and preferences of regulating exercise intensity. He is a peer reviewer for the International Journal of Exercise Science and Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, and served as a member of different internal grants committees and department representative for the Council of Graduate Students in Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Kris also currently serves on the SFU Institutional Review Board.

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 Specialist, currently holds the Exercise is Medicine level III credential, and is a certified American Red Cross Instructor.

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