Dr. Melisa Salsali

Kirby Hall 408
Phone: 201.559.6012
Email: SalsaliM@felician.edu


Dr. Salsali is an exercise physiologist and also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, a group fitness instructor, and a BOSU master trainer. Prior to joining Felician’s faculty, she worked as a hospital-based exercise physiologist and also established the Exercise Science program at another university.

Academic Accomplishments:
  • PhD, Exercise Physiology and Educational Research, University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • MSESS, Exercise Physiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • BS, University of Pittsburgh, Major: Chemistry, Minor: Spanish
Positions Held:
  • Associate Professor at Felician University since 2018
  • Assistant Professor at Georgian Court University
Fields of Interest/Expertise:
  • Exercise during pregnancy
  • Women’s health
  • Exercise with special populations
Courses Taught:
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Stress Assessment and Exercise Prescription
  • Health and Fitness
  • Fundamentals of Exercise Science
  • Principles of Health Nutrition and Weight
  • Exercise and Pregnancy, Sport Medicine for the Female Athlete
  • University of Miami online course
  • The Influence of Maternal Exercise and Nutrient Intake on Newborn and Placental Outcomes
  • ACSM 2008, Indianapolis, IN
  • Exercise and Pregnancy: What limitations should women be aware of?
  • Sports Medicine Institute 2008, Miami, FL
  • The Effects of BOSU Training and Traditional Weight Training on Muscular Fitness in Division II Female Athletes
  • MARC-ACSM, 2011, Harrisburg, PA
  • Assessment of General Wellness in First-Year University Students
  • MARC-ACSM, 2012, Harrisburg, PA
  • The Relationship between Maternal Exercise Volume, Caloric Intake, Weight Gain, and Fetoplacental Outcomes
  • GNYRC-ACSM, New York, NY, 2013
  • Exercise During Pregnancy
  • NARM-ASEP, 2015, Center Valley, PA
  • Resistance Training on Unstable Surfaces: is it Effective?
  • NARM-ASEP, 2016, Center Valley, PA