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
S/T: Elementary Activities
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.)