Melissa Salsali

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.

Field(s) of Interest/Expertise

Exercise during pregnancy, women’s health, exercise with special populations

Courses Taught at Felician University

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
Office Location:
Kirby Hall 408
Contact Phone:
(201) 559-6012
Contact Email:


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