Faculty & Staff

STEPHEN J VIRGILIO

PROFESSOR

EXERCISE SCIENCE, HEALTH STUDIES, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT MANAGEMENT

WOODRUFF HALL
ROOM 164

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Diplomas/Degrees

Ph.D., Florida State (1979)
MA, Adelphi (1975)
BS, University of Tampa (1972)

Recent Courses

Health Related Fitness Education
Movement Experience For Elementary School
Principles Of Health And Physical Education
Student Teaching: Physical Education

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Childhood obesity
Physical activity intervention

Research Interests

School-based health intervention
Physical activity levels of preschool children

Grants/Sponsored Research

Five funded research projects including CO-PI of a $6,000,000 NIH grant to study heart disease in children:The Bogalusa Heart Study/Heart Smart Program (LSU Medical Center/University of New Orleans).

Books

Virgilio, S.J. (2012). Fitness Education for Children. Champaign, Il: Human Kinetics.

Virgilio,S.J. (2006). Active Start for Healthy Kids. Champaign, Il: Human Kinetics.

Berenson,G.S., Virgilio,S.J., et.al. (1998). Introduction of Comprehensive Health for Elementary Schools. New York, NY: Vantage.

Virgilio, S.J. (1997). Fitness Education for Children. Champaign, Il: Human Kinetics.


Conference Presentations/Papers

Virgilio,S.J. (1979). Over 150 professional presentations, including several keynote addresses.


Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

Co- author National Physical Activity Guidelines for Preshool children: Active Start, NASPE publications (2002)
Over 50 refereed publications in professional journals,monographs,research abstracts and preceedings.

Honors and Accomplishments

Recent Awards: 2005 Ruth Skinner Outstanding Adelphi Physical Education Alumni Award.
2006 Elected to the Board of Directors, NASPE -Publications director.

Professional Activities

Consultant for Kidfitness PBS Children's show, Fisher Price, Dannon foods, SPRI Inc., and Sportfun Products where I helped develop the first line of fitness equipment for pre-school children. Interviewed by over 100 national newspaper, magazines, and web sites.

Community and Corporate Leadership

Director, Graduate Studies in Physical Education, 2001-2009, 2013- present
Interim Chairperson, Fall, 2005
Dept.Chairman,June2006 -2009

Licenses & Certifications

Teaching Physical Ed. k-12 (NY and Fl.)