Department of Kinesiology

Michael A. Figueroa

Office:   123 Wightman Gym
Phone:   (973)720-3950
Email:figueroam@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   Tuesdays 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Department: Kinesiology
Position: Assistant Professor
Area Specialization: Exercise Physiology

Courses taught:  Physiology of Exercise, Strength and Conditioning, Tests and Measurement, Exercise Prescription for Older Adults, Exercise Prescription for Special Populations, Cardiovascular Physiology and Metabolic Diseases (graduate), Contemporary Issues, Internship Supervisor

Academic Interests: Exercise Science, Caloric Expenditure and Metabolism, Exercise Prescription

Accomplishments:  Poster presentation on the effects interactive video games on caloric expenditure at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland (June 1-5, 2010).  Selection of Upper or Lower Body Video Games Affects Energy Expenditure: 2774: Board #125 June 4 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

            Figueroa MA, Schmidt G, Manning J. Selection of Upper or Lower Body Video Games Affects Energy Expenditure. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. May 2010 - Volume 42 - Issue 5 - p 746.