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 And Fitness
Health Related Fitness Education
Movement Experience For Elementary School
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.)