Faculty and Staff

Toni T Lasala

Professor • Department of Kinesiology

Toni LaSala, PhD, is an American College of Sports Medicine certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C), Trained Duke Health and Well-Being Coach, Registered Kripalu Yoga Teacher (RYT), certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, certified Group Fitness Instructor (ACE and AFAA), Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), certified American Red Cross CPR/AED instructor, certified Arthritis Instructor by the Arthritis Foundation, and an Assistant Professor for the Department of Kinesiology at William Paterson University.
Toni has been teaching and presenting health and fitness classes since 1984.

Professional Interests

Exercise Physiology, Myofascial Release, Yoga, Health Coaching.


PhD Movement Science, Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences Doctor of Philosophy, Movement Science West Orange, NJ


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Licenses and Certifications

Certified as an Exercise Physiologist 08/31/1990
Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C), American College of Sports Medicine International

Group Fitness Instructor/F17985, American Council on Exercise International

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association International

Yoga Instructor 07/31/2007
200-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher , Kripalu- Center for Professional Training, Lenox Massachusetts International

Autism-Exercise Specialist Certification, 2019 , American College of Sports Medicine International

Representative Publications

Post Lung Transplant- Exercise Guidelines ; 2022

Aerobic Conditioning in Two Simulated Reduced Gravity Environments Compared to Terrestrial Treadmill Trainin; 2016

Determination of Exercise Intensity That Elicits Maximal Fat Oxidation on a Body Weight Supported Treadmill in Normal Weight Males; Volume Vol. 8, December 2018, 2018

Energy Expenditure of Obese Men Walking with Body Weight Support; 2017

Evaluation of Interprofessional Competencies among graduate students in nursing, communication disorders and exercise science in the US. International ; , Journal of Applied Science and Technology.; 2018

Representative Presentations

Acute Physiological Responses During Steady State and High Intensity Interval Training
Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine®, and World Congress on the Basic Science of Muscle Hypertrophy and Atrophy American College of Sports Medicine
Minneapolis, MN 2018

Exercises for Children/Adolescents with Autism
NJAHPERD Future Professional Workshop NJAHPERD
Long Branch , 2019

Exercise is Medicine
Pediatric Grand Rounds St. Joseph's Hospital
Paterson , NJ 2017

Massage for Aging During COVID-19
Continuing Ed for Chiropractors, Physical Therapists and PT's. Institute for Continuing Education
Fairfield , 2020

Ethics for Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Dentists and Healthcare Professionals
Institute for Continuing Education
Fairfield, NJ 2020

Awards and Honors

Awarded Gold Level Recognition for 2017-2018
American College of Sports Medicine-Exercise is Medicine on Campus

Awarded Gold Level Recognition for 2016-2017
American College of Sports Medicine

Awarded Silver Level Recognition from the American College of Sports Medicine for Exercise is Medicine on Campus 2015-2016
American College of Sports Medicine

Awarded the Bronze Level Recognition Award from the American College of Sports Medicine for Exercise is Medicine on Campus 2014-2015,
American College of Sports Medicine-Exercise is Medicine on Campus


William Paterson University’s Commitment to Exercise Earns International Accolades Institution’s ‘Exercise is Medicine on Campus’ program is one of 24 across the globe to earn gold-level recognition
“Exercise is Medicine on Campus” program. The program—part of a global initiative run by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)—calls upon faculty, staff, and students to improve their collective health by making physical activity a part of campus culture.

Bodies in Balance
Article about the Exercise is Medicine Program on Campus and what the Kinesiology classes are doing.

Chair Yoga, Cognitive Exercise, Low Impact Aerobics, Strength Training, Flexiblity Training and Interval Training
Under Health and Wellness Programming T Th at 2:00pm

Creative Work Review

ACSM's Exercise Testing and Prescription 1st Edition- Book Review

Notable Courses Taught

EXSC 4900Internship in Exercise Physiology
PBHL 1100 Healthy U
EXSC 4600 Exercise Programs for Older Adults
KNES 1500 Intro to Movement Science
EXSC 3900 Aerobic and Anaerobic Leadership
PEAC 254 History and Philosophy of Sport
PEAC 353 Psychology of Motor Learning and Lab
KNES 2300 Tests and Measurements
EXSC 3800 Health Promotion and Fitness Management (online)
PEAK 263 Conditioning
PEGE 150 Fitness for Life
PEGE 200 Active Lifestyles (hybrid)
KNES 3500Physiology of Exercise and Lab
PEAK 167 Badminton
PEAK 261 Field Hockey
PEAK 165 Golf
PEAK 169 Folk, Square and Ballroom Dance
Freshman Seminar

Graduate Classes:
EXSC 6120 Cardiovascular Physiology and Metabolic Diseases
EXSC 4160 Physical Activity and Aging
EXSC 6600 Current Trends
EXSC 5020 Research Methods and Design
EXSC 6130 Neuromuscular Physiology
EXSC 7700 Graduate Internship
EXSC 7800 Graduate Thesis Advisor

130 Preakness Hall

By appointment