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Amanda Salacinski

Amanda Salacinski
Amanda SalacinskiClinical Associate Professor

Education

  • Ph D: Exercise Physiology, (2007), University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: The association of vitamin D on neuromuscular function in patients with Crohn's disease
  • MS: Exercise Physiology, (2002), Springfield College - Springfield, MA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: A comparison of bone mineral density in Division I and Division III female gymnasts
  • BS: Exercise Science, (2000), University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA

Biography

Amanda Salacinski, PhD, received her Doctoral degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007. She worked at Northern Illinois University for nine years prior to joining the faculty at UMass Lowell. Her prior research area was in the area of vitamin D, breast cancer, and ergogenic aids. She is a member of American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and serves on the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine’s (NEACSM) Quiz Bowl Committee.

Awards and Honors

  • Disability Allies and Friends (2011), Teaching - Center for Access and Ability Resources
  • Chicopee Hall of Fame (2009)
  • Graduate Student Recognition Award (2005) - University of Pittsburgh
  • Canyon Ranch Internship (2003)
  • Zuckerman Fellow (2002)

Publications

  • Broeder, C.E., Salacinski, A.J., Mauk, S., Vandarakis, D. () "The Metabolic Cardio-Respiratory Effects of Abdominal Muscle Stimulation," Journal of Applied Physiology
  • Salacinski, A.J., Howell, S., Hill, D.L. () "The Validity of the InBody 520 to Predict Metabolic Rate in Healthy Adults," Research in Sports Medicine
  • Salacinski, A.J., Howell, S., HIll, D.L., Mauk, S.M. (2015) "The Acute Effects of Non-Stimulant Over-the-Counter Dietary Herbal Supplements on Resting Metabolic Rate," Journal of Dietary Supplements
  • Sester, J., Salacinski, A.J., Looney, M., Stults-Kolehmainen, M. () "Differences in Ratings of Perceived Exertion between BMI classifications," Medicine Science in Sports and Exercise
  • Salacinski, A.J., Tuz, K., Zemel, S., Broeder, C.E. () "The Test-Retest Reliability Of The In-Body 520 And S10 Body Composition System ,"
  • Salacinski, A.J. (2015) "ACE Report: Group-based cycling improves gait and alleviates symptoms of mild-to-moderate knee OA," OrthoEvidence 5730
  • Howell, S., Salacinski, A.J., Carter, A., Klenosky, D.B. () "Sport Management for Graduate Students' School Choice Decision Making: A Means-End Analytic Approach,"
  • Rotarius, T., Salacinski, A.J., Looney, M. () "The Effects Aerobic Exercise using an Unstable Surface on Energy Expenditure," Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
  • Salacinski, A.J., Stults-Kolehmainen, M., Flewelling, A.M., Broeder, C.E. () "Case Study of an Elite Master Cyclist during the 2010 Race Across America," International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
  • Rumpf, M.C., Salacinski, A.J., Macfarlane, P.A., Looney, M. (2014) "Effect of Supramaximal Spinning on Running Performance of Male Collegiate Soccer Players," Journal of Athletic Enhancement 3:6 pp. 1-6
  • Salacinski, A.J., Misic, M.M. () "A comparison of cardiovascular and metabolic responses to stable surface training," Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness
  • Salacinski, A.J., Howell, S., Carter, A., Klenosky, D.B. () "Student Motivations for Graduate Students in Exercise Physiology: A Means-End Analytic Approach,"
  • Salacinski, A.J., Alford, M., Drevets, S., Drevets, K., Hunt, B. (2014) "Validity and Reliability of a Glucometer Against Industry Reference Standards," Diabetes and Technology 8:1 pp. 95-99
  • Morgan, P.M., Salacinski, A.J., Stults-Kolehmainen, M. (2013) "The Acute Effects of Floatation Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique on Recovery from Maximal Eccentric Exercise," Journal of Strength and Condition Research 27(12) pp. 3467-3474
  • Vandarakis, D., Salacinski, A.J., Broeder, C.E. (2013) "A Comparison of COSMED Metabolic Systems for the Determination of Resting Metabolic Rate," Research in Sports Medicine 21(2) pp. 187-194
  • Hart, S., Drevets, K., Alford, M., Salacinski, A.J., Hunt, B. (2013) "A Method-Comparison Study Regarding the Validity and Reliability of the Lactate Plus Analyzer," British Medical Journal 3:2 pp. 1-8
  • Salacinski, A.J., Rerueiro, M.D., Broeder, C.E., McCrory, J.L. (2013) "Decreased Neuromuscular Function in Crohn’s Disease Patients is not Associated with Low Serum Vitamin D Levels," Digestive Diseases and Sciences 582 pp. 526-533
  • Stark, M., Lukaszuk, J., Prawitz, A., Salacinski, A.J. (2012) "Protein Timing and its Effects on Muscular Hypertrophy and Strength in Individuals Engaged in Weight-Training," Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 9:12 pp. 54-61
  • Salacinski, A.J., Krohn, K., Marchetti, G. (2012) "The Effects of Group Cycling on Gait and Pain-Related Disability in Persons with Mild to Moderate Knee Osteoarthritis," Journal of Orthopaedics & Sports Physical Therapy 42:12 pp. 985-995
  • Plonczynski, D.J., Yao, P., Salacinski, A.J., Jodi, H., West, M. (2012) "Intrapersonal and Background Influences of Health Promotion of Older Rual Adults," Journal of Rural Community Psychology 15:12 pp. 1-10
  • Castlen, A., Salacinski, A.J., Misic, M.M. () "Benefits of unstable surface training: A review of the research behind its use in various populations," The Strength and Conditioning Journal
  • Broeder, C.E., Vandarakis, D., Salacinski, A.J., Mauk, S. (2012) "The Benefits of EMS on Metabolism,"
  • McCrory, J.L., Salacinski, A.J., Hunt, S., Greenspan, S. () "Competitive Athletic Participation, Thigh Muscle Strength, and Bone Density in Elite Senior Athletes and Controls," Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 27(11): pp. 3132-3141
  • McCrory, J.L., Salacinski, A.J., Hunt, S.E., Greenspan, S.L. (2009) "Thigh Muscle Strength in Senior Athletes and Healthy Controls," Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 23:9 pp. 2430-2436
  • McCrory, J.L., Salacinski, A.J., Hunt, S.E., Greenspan, S.L. (2008) "Relationship Between Thigh Muscle Strength, Competitive Exercise, and BMD in Elderly Athletes and Controls," Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 40:5 pp. S27
  • Salacinski, A.J., McCrory, J.L. (2008) "Vitamin D Concentration and Neuromuscular Function in Patients with Crohn’s Disease," Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 40:5 pp. S221
  • Marchetti, G., Salacinski, A.J., Krohn, K. (2007) "Spinning® Group Stationary Cycling Improves Temporal and Spatial Quality of Gait in Persons with Mild to Moderate Knee Osteoarthritis," Physiotherapy 93: pp. Suppl. 1: S37
  • Lewis, S., Marchetti, G., Salacinski, A.J., Holland, M., Ireland, K., Krohn, K. (2007) "The effects of Spinning® Group Cycling on Pain, Gait Velocity and Quality of Life in Persons with Mild to Moderate Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized-Controlled Trial," Arthritis and Rheumatology 56:9 pp. S324-325
  • McCrory, J.L., Salacinski, A.J., Hunt, S.E., Greenspan, S.L. (2007) "Isometric Thigh Muscle Strength in Elite Senior Athletes," Medicine and Science in Sports and 39:5 pp. S51
  • McCrory, J.L., Salacinski, A.J., Hunt, S.E., Greenspan, S.L. (2006) "Isometric Thigh Muscle Strength in Elite Senior Athletes," Mid-Atlantic Regional American College of Sports Medicine Conference
  • Salacinski, A.J., Paolone, V. (2003) "A Comparison of Bone Mineral Density in Division I and Division III Female Gymnasts," Medicine and Sports in Sports and Exercise 35:5

Presentations

  • Determining the effects of a coconut beverage on glucose and lactate concentrations - 2016 Annual Conference, November 2015 - Boston, MA
  • Determining the effects of two different recovery modes between high intensity anaerobic exercise on blood lactate accumulation - 2016 Annual Conference, November 2015 - Boston, MA
  • Effectiveness of Coconut Water on Treadmill Anaerobic Test Performance - 2016 Annual Conference, November 2015 - Boston, MA
  • - NASSM Conference, June 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Exercise Physiology Graduate Students' School Choice Decision-Making - 2015 Annual Conference, May 2015 - San Diego, CA
  • Student Motivations for Graduate Studies in Kinesiology: A Means-End Investigation - ACSM Conference, November 2014 - San Diego, CA
  • Student Motivations for Graduate Student Studies in Exercise Physiology - MWACSM Annual Conference, November 2014 - Merriville, IN
  • Student Motivations for Graduate Studies in Exercise Physiology: A Means-End Investigation - MWACSM Conference, November 2014 - Merriville, IN
  • Body Composition Assessment using Multi-Frequency Bioelectrical (BIA) Systems - American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2014 - Orlando, FL
  • Relationships Between Cardiovascular Fitness Estimated in METS and other Health Fitness Markers for Children - American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2014 - Orlando, FL
  • The Test-Retest Reliability of the InBody 520 and S10 Body Composition System - American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2014 - Orlando, FL
  • The Test-Retest Reliability of the InBody 520 and S10 Systems for Hydration Measurements - American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2014 - Orlando, FL
  • Sport Management Graduate Students' School Choice Decision-Making: A Means-End Investigation - NASSM Conference, May 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Examining the Relationship Between On-Ice Performance and Physiological Conditioning Levels of University Club Hockey Players - 2014 Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day, April 2014 - DeKalb, IL
  • Examination of Optimal Timing for Blood Lactate Analysis Following High Intensity Anaerobic Training in Collegiate Hockey Players - Midwest American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, November 2013 - Merryville, IN
  • Examining the Relationship Between On-Ice Performance and Physiological Conditioning Levels of University Club Hockey Players - Midwest American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, November 2013 - Merryville, IN
  • The Acute Effects of Non-Stimulant Over-the-Counter Dietary Herbal Supplements on Resting Metabolic Rate - Midwest American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, November 2013 - Merryville, IN
  • Validation of the InBody 520 Device as a Method to Estimate Metabolic Rate - Midwest American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, November 2013 - Merryville, IN
  • Sport Management Graduate Students’ School Choice Decision-Making: A Means-End Investigation - NASSM Conference, November 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA
  • The Benefits of Twenty-One Technology Based Fitness Learning Centers in Underserved School Committees - American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, June 2013 - Indianapolis
  • The Metabolic and Cardio-Respiratory Effects of Abdominal Electrical Muscle Stimulation During Steady-State Exercise - American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, June 2013 - Indianapolis
  • The effects of massage on blood lactate levels following exercise - Midwest American College of Sports Medicine, November 2012 - Maumee Bay, OH
  • Salivary and Cortisol production during the Race Across America (RAAM): A Case Study and Exploratory Analysis - 2012 Annual American College of Sports Medicine Conference, May 2012 - San Francisco
  • Differences in Ratings of Perceived Exertion between Weight Classifications - American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, May 2012 - San Francisco
  • The Acute Effects of Floatation R.E.S.T. (Restricted Environment Stimulation Technique) Following Maximal Eccentric Exercise - American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, May 2012 - San Francisco
  • The Benefits of Electrical Muscle Stimulation on Resting Metabolism - American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, May 2012 - San Francisco
  • The Reliabilty and Validity of COSMED Fitmate Canopy System for Assessing Resting Metabolic Rate - American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, May 2012 - San Francisco
  • Effect of Supramaximal Spinning on Collegiate Soccer Players - World Conference on Science and Soccer, May 2012 - Ghent, Belgium
  • Physical Activity Promotion in Older, Community-Dwelling Adults - Seventh Annual EBP Conference, October 2011
  • Physical Activity Promotion in Older Adults - American Academy of Nurses 2011 Annual Meeting, October 2011 - Washington, DC
  • Case Study of an Elite Master Cyclist During the 2010 Race Across America (RAAM) - 2011 Annual American College of Sports Medicine Conference, May 2011 - Denver, CO
  • The Effects of Supplementing with Lactate on Blood Glucose Levels of Women Soccer Players - 2011 Annual American College of Sports Medicine Conference, May 2011 - Denver, CO
  • Does Advanced Cardiac Impedance Technology Accurately Measure Cardiac Output During Submaximal Steady State Exercise - American College of Sports Medicine 2009 Annual Conference, May 2009 - Seattle
  • Isometric thigh muscle strength in elite senior athletes - Proceedings of the 2006 Annual meeting American College of Sports Medicine, 2007 - New Orleans, LA
  • The effects of Spinning® group stationary cycling on knee osteoarthritis, November 2007 - Boston, MA
  • Spinning® Group Stationary Cycling Improves Temporal and Spatial Quality of Gait in Persons with Mild to Moderate Knee Osteoarthritis - World Conference for Physical Therapy, June 2007 - Vancouver, BC
  • A Comparison of Bone Mineral Density in Division I and Division III Female Gymnasts - American College of Sports Medicine 50th Annual Conference, 2003 - San Francisco, CA

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • The effects of weight training and a whey beverage on hypertrophy and strength in trained males (2014), Grant - Undergraduate Research Assistantship program
    Salacinski, A.J.
  • Exercise is Medicine On Campus Initiative (2016), Grant - ACSM Regional Chapter Grant Program
    Betz, H., Ridgel, A., Wallace, J., Salacinski, A.J.
  • MWACSM Leadership and Mentorship Travel Support (2016), Grant - ACSM Regional Chapter Grant Program
    Coughlin, A., Gyorkos, A., Wallace, J., Salacinski, A.J.
  • Pathways to ACSM Careers (2016), Grant - ACSM Regional Chapter Grant Program
    Wallace, J., Alessio, H., Kushnick, M., Salacinski, A.J.
  • Fatigue, depression, and vitamin D deficiency among patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease (2014), Contract - Norwegian Regional Health Authorities
    Salacinski, A.J.
  • 2015 Midwest ACSM Leadership and Mentorship Program (2015), Grant - ACSM Regional Chapter Grant Program
    Salacinski, A.J., Wallace, J., Nagelkirk, P.
  • 2015 Midwest ACSM's Meet the Expert Program (2015), Grant - ACSM Regional Chapter Grant Program
    Salacinski, A.J., Kushnick, M., Naglekirk, P.
  • 2015 Midwest ACSM's Fun Run (2015), Grant - ACSM Regional Chapter Grant Program
    Salacinski, A.J., Howell, S., Kushnick, M.
  • An ECH reliability measure during treadmill and cycling exercise (2015), Grant - Nuline Sensors
    Broeder, C., Salacinski, A.J.
  • The Effects of Protein Supplementation on Hypertrophy in Trained Males (2014), Contract - Gener8
    Salacinski, A.J. (Co-Principal), Lukazsuk, J. (Co-Principal), Nielsen, A. (Supporting), O'Connor, M. (Supporting)
  • Effects of weight training and a whey protein blend on muscle hypertrophy and strength in trained males (2014), Grant - Glanbia
    Salacinski, A.J. (Co-Principal), Lukaszuk, J. (Co-Principal)
  • Popular Energy Drinks and the Effects on Performance (2014), Grant - Undergraduate Research Special Opportunity in Artistry and Research
    Budde, R. (Principal), Salacinski, A.J.
  • Stable versus unstable surface training in various populations (2013), Grant - KoreFit
    Salacinski, A.J. (Principal)
  • NCIP R01/Evidence for Exercise in Taxane-Induced Neuropathy (), Grant - National Institutes of Health
    Visvosky, C. (Principal), Salacinski, A.J. (Supporting)
  • NIU Hockey Exercise and Metabolic Variable Testing (2012), Grant - UNDERGRADUATE SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN ARTISTRY AND RESEARCH
    Bennett, B. (Principal), Salacinski, A.J.
  • Ergogenic Effects of Vitamin D on Strength, Power, and Cardiovascular Endurance (), Grant - Shaklee
    Lukaszuk, J.M. (Principal), Salacinski, A.J. (Co-Principal)
  • NCIP R01 / Targeting Taxane-Induced Neuropathy with Exercise (), Grant - National Institutes of Health
    Visvosky, C. (Principal), Salacinski, A.J. (Supporting)
  • Breast Cancer: The Naturalistic Approach (), Grant - USOAR Grant
    Lewis, D. (Co-Principal), Salacinski, A.J. (Co-Principal)
  • The effects of massage on blood lactate levels following exercise (2011), Grant - USOAR grant
    Noun, A. (Principal), Carter, A. (Co-Principal), Pitney, W.A. (Supporting), Salacinski, A.J. (Supporting)
  • The effects of exercise on women with breast cancer (2011), Grant - The DAISY Foundation
    Salacinski, A.J. (Co-Principal), Plonczynski, D. (Co-Principal), Bazan, J. (Supporting)
  • FDA claims approval (2011), Grant - CONTOUR Corporation
    Broeder, C.E. (Principal), Salacinski, A.J. (Supporting), Vanderakais, D. (Other)
  • The effects of exercise on women with breast cancer (2010), Grant - J. Patrick Barnes Grant, The DAISY Foundation
    Salacinski, A.J., Plonczynski, D. (Co-Principal), Bazan, J. (Supporting)
  • The effects of exercise on breast cancer (), Grant - National Institute of Health, NIH R03 PAR-09-003
    Salacinski, A.J., Plonczynski, D. (Co-Principal), Yao, P. (Supporting)
  • The effects of exercise on breast cancer survivors (2009), Grant - Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Omega Chapter
    Salacinski, A.J., Plonczynski, D. (Supporting)
  • The effects of exercise on breast cancer in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors (2008), Grant - Research & Artistry Grant
    Salacinski, A.J.
  • The effects of exercise on the quality of life in breast cancer survivors (), Grant - Oncology Nursing Society Breast Cancer Research Grant
    Salacinski, A.J., Plonczynski, D. (Co-Principal)
  • The effects of aerobic and anaerobic exercise on women with breast cancer (), Grant - Illinois Department of Public Health Penny Sererns Breast, Cervical, and Ovarian Cancer Research Funds
    Salacinski, A.J., Plonczynski, D. (Co-Principal)

Research Currently in Progress

  • Effects of Aerobic Exercise Using an Unstable Device on Energy Expenditure
    Rotarius, T.R., Looney, M., Misic, M.M., Salacinski, A.J.
  • Factors underlying student motivations for graduate school maturation: A means-end investigation of graduate school-choice decision making
    Salacinski, A.J., Howell, S.
  • The effects of exercise on breast cancer
    Salacinski, A.J., Plonczynski, D., Yao, P.
  • The Effects of Unstable Surface Training in Older Adults
    Salacinski, A.J., Parker, M. (NIU), Benner, D.
  • The Metabolic Cardio-Respiratory Effects of Abdominal Electrical Muscle Stimulation
    Broeder, C.E., Salacinski, A.J., Mauk, S. (NIU), Vanderakis, D.
  • The Test-Retest Reliability of the InBody 520 and S10 Body Composition Systems
    Salacinski, A.J., Tuz, K., Zemel, S. (NIU), Broeder, C.E.