Ph.D., Florida State University (2005)
M.S., Howard University (2000)
B.A., Howard University (1996)
First Aid And Injury Control
Student Teaching: Physical Education
I am a firm believer that the overall goal of physical education is to help students, young and old, develop physical activity behaviors for a lifetime. Hence, as an educator I find great value in creating interactive learning environments to foster this process. To me, teaching is more than lecturing to students, it is an interactive, guided conversation, where the teacher is able to present relevant concepts, theories, and research materials to students in a way that students can use and integrate that information into their daily living and professional endeavors. I strive to accomplish this notion not only in my presentations, advisement, practicum experiences, and lectures, but also in the questions and experiences that guide classroom discussion and involvement.
On a personal note, I feel that it is important to equip students early on with reflective and informative academic advisement, education, and practical knowledge. All of which will enable them to shape their career goals and endeavors, encouraging them to become active participants in their educational journey. Moreover, it is important to emphasize critical thinking and real-world applications of the concepts and issues that we study. It is my hope to engage students, who sometimes fail to see the humanity of social situations that impact individuals view of physical education, and physical activity overall.
Youth Development, Curriculum, Teaching Analysis, Aquatics, Professional Development
Curriculum Development and Program Evaluation: Methods to better serve underresourced schools
Teacher Development: Preparing Pre-service teachers in the use of non traditional approaches toward promoting physically active lifestyles in urban populations.
Youth Development: Exploring Attitudes of Minority Populations in K-12 academic environment toward Occupational opportunities and Aquatic Physical Activity.
Please click this link to see a video about "Project Guard:Make A Splash E.N.D.N.Y.-End Needless Drowning New York"
Century 21 Federal Grant
Hempstead School District Century 21 F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Grant 2012
• Beale, A. (Principle Investigator/Program Developer/ Program Director) & Doolittle, S. End Needless Drowning New York, Make A Splash Local Partner Program.
• Funded: 70,000 (1 year grant to June 2013)
• Youth Development through Aquatic Physical Activity and Learn to Swim Programming
• Objective: Youth Development through Aquatic Physical Activity and Learn to Swim Programming and Water Safety Grades 1-8.Ongoing Research- acquiring information on studying the impact of Teaching for Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) as an alternative pedagogy for physical activity programming in high needs school and community- Department of Exercise Science, Health Studies, Physical Education, and Sport Management, Hempstead School District, USA Swimming Make A Splash, & American Red Cross of Long Island.
Century 21 Federal Grant
Hempstead School District Century 21 P.R.O.M.I.S.E. Grant 2009
• Beale, A. (Principle Investigator/Program Developer/ Program Director), Doolittle, S., DeMarzo, J.(Fall 2009). Project Guard:Make-A-Splash E.N.D.N.Y .
• Funded : 288,500 ( 3 year grant extended to June 2013 )
• Training Minority Lifeguards Through PE in High Needs Schools.
• Objective: Hempstead Collaborative Project: Project Guard Program Implementation & Training, Youth Safety Preparedness: First Aid/CPR/AED Program Implementation & Training Ongoing Research- Department of Health Studies, Physical Education and Human Performance Studies, Hempstead School District and the Nassau County American Red Cross.
AAHPERD Established Investigator Program AAHPERD 2008
• Rukavina, P. B., Doolittle, S. & Beale, A., (2008). An In-Depth Qualitative Exploration of Physical Education Teachers’ Prevention Policies and Individual Teaching and Managerial Strategies against Obesity Bias funded $1,500
• Objective: Acquire information regarding how physical education teachers implement institutional obesity bias prevention or bullying policies, and implement teaching and managerial strategies to curtail obesity bias.
"Project Guard:Make A Splash E.N.D.N.Y.-End Needless Drowning New York". Project Guard/Make a Splash E.N.D.N.Y is a collaborative partnership. The main goals of the program are to promote physical activity and youth development through. http://fcpe.adelphi.edu/newsletter/16/splash.php. June 2011.
Beale (2012), Fulfilling A Promise of Making a Difference: Creating Guards of Life with TPSR. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education 249-266., 6, 249-266.
Beale,A. & Lynn, S. (2011), Swimming in new waters: Profiling K-12 Aquatic Physical Activity in Florida as a lifesaving force in physical education. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 5, 402-420.
Doolittle, S., Beale A., DeMarzo, J (2009), A Collaboration for health and physical education in high needs schools and communities. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance,, 73(6), 49-54.
Beale, A., Lynn, S., & Jackson, E. N. (2002). Water polo: A viable addition to a secondary aquatics unit. (2002), Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. 73(6), 49-54.
Beale (2012, June). “Project Guard: Make-A-Splash E.N.D.N.Y(End Needless Drowning New York). Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) Coalition Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
Doolittle, S., Beale, A., Kuluski, J. & Hellison (2011, June). “The Adelphi Sport Youth Project”. ” Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) Coalition Annual Meeting., Chicago, IL.
Beale, A., Doolittle, S & Hellison, D. (2011, June). Professional preparation programs in sport-based youth development. Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) Coalition Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
Mavrek, S. & Beale, A., (2012, March). (2012). Teachers’ Support Students’ Self Efficacy and Achievement Behaviors in Swimming. In AAHPERD. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance 127th Annual National Convention (AAHPERD), Boston, MA.
Mavrek, S. & Beale, A., (2012). Middle-School Students’ Goal Orientation and Effort in Learning to Swim. In AAHPERD. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance 127th Annual National Convention (AAHPERD), Boston, MA.
Rukavina, P. B., Li, W., Manson, M., Beale A., & Doolittle, S. (2011). Middle School Teachers’ Perceptions of Environmental Constraints for Inclusion Of Overweight Students Into Physical Education. In International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education. A Coruna, Spain..
Hellison, D., Clocksin, B., Watson, D., Walsh, D., Robin, J., Dunn, R., Doolittle, S., Beale, A., McCarthy, J., & Whitley, M. (2011). Teaching for Personal and Social Responsibility. In American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance 126th Annual National Convention. San Deigo, CA.
Beale, A. (2011). Impact of a secondary afterschool aquatic program to train minority lifeguards. In . National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education Annual Conference. Orlando, Fl.
Other Scholarly/Artistic Work
Appearances: News 12 Diverse Long Island,Topic: Aquatics
and Minority Populations; Nassau County American Red Cross,Topic: Project Guard:Make A Splash; Featured Program New York Campus Compact Weekly, NYCC; Spotlight on Members-Adelphi University
Honors and Accomplishments
2011 AAPAR, Council for Aquatic Professionals, National Meritorious Award Recipient, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD).
2011 Social Justice and Diversity Young Professional Award Finalist, National Service Award American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD).
2010 One of the Featured Programs, Carnegie Classification, Adelphi University, Submitted by Perry Greene Provost for Faculty Affairs.
2010 Aquatics Section, Amazing Persons Award Recipient, New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYSAHPERD)
2010 AAPAR, Council for Aquatic Professionals, National Service Award Recipient, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD).
2009-Present AAHPERD, AAPAR, Chair, Council for Aquatic Professionals
2009-Present AAHPERD, AAPAR, Chair-Elect, Council for Aquatic Professionals
2009-Present Reviewer, Academic Athletic Journal. (Editor E. Newton
2008-2009 NYSAHPERD, Advisor to the Program Planner,
Future Professional Section
Community and Corporate Leadership
2008-Present Program Developer/Director & Primary Investigator of Project Guard:Make A Splash Collaborative Project