Ph.D., Florida State (1979)
MA, Adelphi (1975)
BS, University of Tampa (1972)
Health And Fitness
Health Related Fitness Education
Movement Experience For Elementary School
Principles Of Health And Physical Education
Student Teaching: Physical Education
Physical activity intervention
School-based health intervention
Physical activity levels of preschool children
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).
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.
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.
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
Licenses & Certifications
Teaching Physical Ed. k-12 (NY and Fl.)