The health and 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.
Kris Wisniewski, Ph.D., ACSM CEP, ACSM/ACS-CET, EIM 3
Assistant Director, HPL
for Rural Health and Wellness
108 Franciscan Way
Loretto, PA 15940
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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.
assess, evaluate, and disseminate knowledge of human performance as it relates
to health, wellness, physical fitness, and athletic ability through education,
research, and service.
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
offer access to equipment & technology not found at any other location in
this region, including:
To schedule your assessment(s):
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 Associate
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 various cardiovascular and metabolic
diseases, and cancers. His expertise
also encompasses helping athletes, specifically those in endurance sports, to achieve
their performance potential. His
research focuses on how individuals perceive and regulate the optimal exercise training
intensities to counter disease and improve endurance performance. 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 Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer, Registered Bod Pod User, and
currently holds the ACSM Exercise is Medicine Level III credential.
test Body Composition?
Assessment Fee Chart
can transport the Bod Pod to your facility and offer testing for your
employees, clients, or patients.
Why test Aerobic Capacity?
How long would this
Add Blood Lactate
testing to this test for an additional $15
Metabolic Rate (RMR) and Metabolic Efficiency (MetE)
or Cycle Race Prep
Blood Lactate testing to any Race Prep for an additional $25 per MetE / VO2max
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Registration deadline is May 31, 2019.
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