Susan Lachowski, PhD, CSCS

Director of Exercise Science Programs

Degrees

  • PhD, Exercise Physiology, 2016, Springfield College
  • MS, Exercise Physiology, 2014, Springfield College
  • BS, Movement Science: Sports Medicine, 2011, Westfield State University

Certifications and Memberships

  • Blood Flow Restriction Training and Rehabilitation Specialist
    • Lead instructor and New England Ambassador for BFR certifications via B Strong
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) via NSCA
  • BLS and First Aid Instructor via the American Heart Association
  • Certified in Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation- Owen’s Recovery Science
  • ACSM and NSCA Professional Member

Research Interests

  • Blood Flow Restriction Training and Rehabilitation
  • Environmental Physiology
    • Microgravity Physiology and its Impact on Human Performance
  •  Muscle Physiology
  • Injury and Disease Prevention via Exercise and Nutrition
  • Ergonomics

Research: Publications/Professional Presentations

Lachowski, S. (May 2017). Acute effects of blood flow restriction resistance exercise in a head-down tilt position on growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-I release. Professional Presentation at National American College of Sports Medicine Conference, Denver, Colorado

Lachowski, S. (May 2015).  Effects of acute weightlessness on strength variables utilizing a head-down tilt position.  Professional Presentation at National American College of Sports Medicine Conference, San Diego, California

Lachowski, S. (February, 2015).  Effects of acute weightlessness on strength variables utilizing a head-down tilt position.  Professional Presentation at Eastern District Association (SHAPE America) Conference, Springfield, Massachusetts

Lachowski, S. & Jennifer Bossi (November, 2014). Recognition and prevention of sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes. Professional Presentation at MAHPERD State Conference, Worcester, Massachusetts

Lachowski, S. (March 2014).  Experiential learning of anatomy and physiology through the use of exercise science assessments. Oral Presentation at the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) Conference, Springfield, Massachusetts

Carley, Patrick, Susan Lachowski, and Elizabeth Mullin. “Floor Mats and Insoles: Workplace Considerations for Safe Dynamic Standing” Journal of Bones and Muscle Study, Volume 2017, Issue 01, pp. 1-8

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Room: 110 Colaccino Center for Health Sciences

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