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School of Health Sciences

Marisa Hastie, Ed.D.

Office: Science and Technology Center

Tel: 617-243-2421



  • Ed.D. Exercise Science/Foundations of Education & Leadership, George Fox University, Newberg, OR, 2013
  • M.S. Exercise & Sport Science, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2003
  • B.S. Exercise Science, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, 2001


  • EXSC 302 ExercisePhysiology
  • EXSC 302L Exercise Physiology Lab
  • EXSC 410/420/425 Exercise Science Field Experience
  • EXSC 340 Research Methods
  • EXSC 405 Organization & Administration of Health and Fitness Facilities
  • EXSC 430 Exercise Science Capstone
  • EXSC 430 Exercise Science Capstone
  • NHP 711 Advanced Nutrition & Metabolism
  • NHP 714 Health Education & Communication through Social Media
  • NHP 715 Dietary Supplements

Dr. Marisa Hastie's work in the field of exercise science combines her passions for health and life-long learning. She strongly believes that exercise can play a pivotal role in lives of all individuals. Having served in a multitude of professional roles, she has worked as a fitness director, a personal trainer, a group exercise instructor, a researcher, and an educator in higher education. 

Dr. Hastie is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and is a certified Exercise Physiologist. Her research interests include exploring the connection between lifelong physical activity and long term health outcomes, resistance training for women and the relationship between exercise training and cognition. Dr. Hastie has served as a past president of the Northwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine and as Chair of the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Scholarship and Awards Committee and Marketing Committee. She is currently serving on the Professional Education Committee at the national level for the American College of Sports Medicine.

Her love of teaching brought her to Lasell where she infuses her passion for exercise science into the classroom in order to develop inspired, active, future leaders in the field. Her approach to teaching focuses on bridging the gap between theory and practice and providing a platform for students to discover their strengths, passion and vocation in life.  

What is important for your students to take away from your classes?
“I always hoped my students will leave my courses more excited and even more inquisitive about the field of Exercise Science. I view my role in the classroom as a 'trail guide' -- I’ve been on the trail before, I’ve scouted our route, I know where some of the most difficult parts will be, and I know where some of the greatest views are to stop and appreciate! I will share all of my knowledge, tools, resources, and the experiences I have had, but each journey is unique! I want my students to connect with our work in a meaningful, applicable, and very personal way. My role is to guide them on this journey – to celebrate their peaks and to help them through the rocky parts. My goal is to provide them with an experience where they can develop their own 'tools' so that they become active, inquisitive learners that are passionate exercise science professionals. The journey has just begun!”