Health and Sport Sciences
Woodruff Hall Room 084
Health and Sport Sciences
Woodruff Hall Room 084
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Stony Brook University (2016)
Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology, Adelphi University (2012)
Bachelors of Science, Adelphi University (2011)
New York State licensed Physical Therapist
Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapist
Adjunct Faculty: Adelphi University, Stony Brook University Physical Therapy Program
It is with absolute pleasure and honor to introduce myself as Dr. Michele (Mike) Aquino, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences at Adelphi University. I graduated in 2016 as valedictorian with my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Stony Brook University. I served as adjunct faculty at Adelphi University since my graduation from Adelphi's Exercise Physiology Masters of Science program in 2012. In the Fall semester of 2018, I began my journey as a full-time Assistant Professor at Adelphi University. With a full semester under my belt, I believe I have made excellent strides towards creating and developing my own teaching style, defining a research agenda, and providing well-rounded service to the University. Furthermore, in this first semester, I have made strides toward generating professional relationships and seeking collaboration opportunities inside and outside of the University.
With respect to teaching in this first semester, I have been pleased with the student's feedback and online evaluations. Furthermore, I was very pleased with the peer evaluation that was provided this semester. The feedback from my students and peers will continue to allow myself to grow as a professional. I am eager to continue to expand my teaching experiences and promote a high impact learning environment for the students.
In addition, in this first semester, I am continuing to define and refine my research agenda. I have been actively seeking research opportunities within the Exercise Science Program and attempting to promote collaboration outside of my unit. I already have a manuscript that is under review in a PubMed Peer Reviewed Journal, one of which I am the primary author of. Furthermore, I am also currently collecting data on three studies and am writing a manuscript on a review article. Within the Human Performance Lab, I am continuing to work on our state-of-the-art BTS force plate system to assure validity and reliability of our measurements. I am looking forward to continuing to define and refine my research agenda. Furthermore, I am looking forward to working with my colleagues from the Exercise Science program, my peers within the Adelphi University, our students, as well as with colleagues from other institutions both locally and across the country.
Since becoming a full-time faculty member, I have made extraordinary efforts in providing service of the University, its students, and the surrounding community. I currently serve on the School of Education and Health Sciences Technology Committee, Co-Chair of the Exercise Science Committee, Co- Chair of the Exercise Science Annual Research Symposium Committee, and serve as a part of the Exercise Science Advisory Board. Additionally, I have dedicated a significant amount of time and effort in advisement to approximately 20 Exercise Science undergraduate students this past semester. Furthermore, from the Fall 2018 semester, I have begun providing pro bono Physical Therapy services to a student on campus who was in need of care. My external service includes working with Stony Brook University's Doctoral Physical Therapy program as a member of their Candidate Interview Committee and Advisory Board as well as serving as a lab instructor in one of their doctoral courses. Furthermore, I am serving as a member of the Scientific Review Committee for the International AIESEP Conference to be held at Adelphi University in the Summer of 2019. I also serve as a peer reviewer for the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy and the Journal of Bodyworks and Movement Therapies Manuscript. I am also proud to note that I continue to volunteer within the local communities. I have managed to do all of this while maintaining my clinical practice in a part-time capacity as an exclusive health care provider at The Vineyards in Blue Point community through Proactive Physical Therapy where I work with patients with a variety of orthopedic, cardiac and neurologic dysfunctions.
Clinical Aspects Of Work Physiology
Exercise Prescription For Select Health Conditions
Introduction To Exercise Science
Laboratory Investigation In Work Physiology
Physiology Of Exercise
Physiology Of Exercise ( Lab )
Physiology Of Exercise ( Lecture )
Power Production and Fall Risk
Cognitive Function and it's relation to Power Production.
Cognitive Function/Memory Function and Exercise
We are pleased to inform you that your clinical case abstract entitled “Age and Gender Specific Issues - Power Based Exercise Program in a Postmenopausal Female” has been accepted for presentation at the 2019 Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine®, and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise, Circadian Rhythms and Sleep of the American College of Sports Medicine being held at the Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida, May 28-June 1, 2019. Your abstract will be published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 51:5 Supplement. Your presentation date and time are as follows:
Author Block: Michele Aquino. Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.
Session Title: Rehabilitation Issues: Older Adults
Session Number: F-38
Session Date/Time: Friday May 31, 2019 3:15 PM - 4:55 PM
Presentation Time: 4:35pm - 4:55pm
Wygand, J., N Boutagy, C Whitmer, M Aquino, S Isom, M Wenzel & RM Otto, The Effects of Wearing a Weighted Vest During Daily Activity on HR, VO2, Muscular Strength and Body Composition: A Case Study, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, vol 44(5-S), May, 2012
Boutagy, N. M Aquino, C Whitmer, S Isom , A Peters, M Wenzel, RM Otto & J. Wygand. The Metabolic and Cardiovascular Responses of Tae Kwon Do Training. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, vol 44(5-S), May, 2012
Isom, S., M Wenzel, C Whitmer, M Aquino, R Peralta, N Boutagy, J. Wygand, & RM Otto. The Metabolic Cost of Walking and Running while Wearing Standard Military Gear or Running Shoes, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, vol 44(5-S), May, 2012
Curley, K., M Wenzel, C Whitmer, M Aquino, R Peralta, S Isom, K Zierman, J. Wygand, and RM Otto. The Effect of Serial Acupuncture Treatment on Hamstring Muscle Flexibility and Strength, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, vol 44(5-S), May, 2012
Otto, RM, M Aquino, J. Wygand, R Peralta, S Isom, C Whitmer, and M Wenzel
The Effect of Stride Frequency on Running Economy, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, vol 44(5-S), May, 2012
Wenzel, M., B Hall, C Whitmer, M Aquino, L DAmore, R Peralta J Wygand, RM Otto, EMG Activity During Push-up Exercises on TRXâ Suspension TrainingTM Compared to Traditional Methodologies. Accepted for presentation, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, vol 45(5-S), May, 2013
Aquino, M., D Atwell, C Whitmer, R Peralta, M Wenzel, L D’Amore, K Pereira, C Pereira, S Rude, K Golum, J Wygand, RM Otto FACSM, A Comparison of Muscle Unit Activation During Knee Extension Exercise at 40, 60, 80, and 100% of One Maximal Repetition (1RM), Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, vol 45(5-S), May, 2013
Wygand, J., K Curley, M Wenzel, C Whitmer, M Aquino, R Peralta, S Isom, K Zierman and RM Otto, The Effect of Serial Acupuncture Treatment on Hamstring Muscle Flexibility and Strength Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, vol 45(5-S), May, 2013
Whitmer, C., M Wenzel, M Aquino, L DAmore, R Peralta J Wygand, RM Otto, Exercise Performance Effects of a partial Whipple Procedure to Remove Adenocarcinoma, in a Male Collegiate Weightlifter : A Case Study, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, vol 45(5-S), May, 2013
Bonvechio, A, K. Golam, M. Aquino, R. M. Otto, J. Wygand, The Effect of Fat GripzTM Attachments on Muscle Function During the Unilateral Dumbbell Biceps Curl, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, vol 46(5-S), May, 2014.
Zykoff, A., M Aquino, J Pellecchia, J Petrizzo, J. Wygand, FACSM, RM. Otto FACSM. A Comparison of Muscle Unit Activation during Bicep Curl Exercise at 40, 60, 80, and 100% of One Maximal Repetition (1RM), May 2017.
The Alpha Eta Society June 2016
The National Scholastic Honor Society for Allied Health Professions; Stony Brook University
Graduate Honor Award June 2016
Awarded to the Student with a 4.0 GPA throughout their doctoral studies
ING New York City Marathon
Medical Volunteer at NYC Marathon
Amputee Soccer Clinic
Assisted a PT in fitting forearm crutches and running the clinic
Member of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Member of Orthopedic Section of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)