HPED Concentrations:

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Prepare for further studies and a career in health promotion and disease prevention. In this concentration, students will learn key developments in the evolution of health promotion and disease prevention, health concepts and current health issues.

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Coordinator

Dr. Rosemary Iconis
RFK 216E
(718) 281-5263
riconis@qcc.cuny.edu


Nutrition

This concentration offers a multidisciplinary, critical perspective on food, nutrition and community health. Students will learn the science of nutrition, including nutrient composition, physiological requirements and functions, and environmental influences that are determinants of human health and disease.

Nutrition Coordinators

Dr. Alicia Sinclair
RFK 213
(718) 281-5262
asinclair@qcc.cuny.edu

Dr. Lana Zinger
RFK 216C
(718) 281-5722
lzinger@qcc.cuny.edu


Health and Behavior

Learn how to help individuals and communities realize their full potential, make informed health decisions and attain their best possible quality of life through the study of addictions, mental health and stress management. Students will develop an understanding of the behavioral factors that affect human health and the role of behavioral theory, research and practice in the promotion of health and well-being.

Health and Behavior Coordinator

Dr. Andrea Salis
RFK 216I
(718) 281-5146
asalis@qcc.cuny.edu


Exercise Science

Students will develop a foundation which will prepare them to pursue a degree in the health sciences such as exercise physiology, athletic training, health promotion, physical therapy, physical education, sports medicine, cardiac rehabilitation.

Exercise Science Coordinator

Dr. Tony Monahan
RFK 216H
(718) 281-5762
amonahan@qcc.cuny.edu


Physical Education

Students will learn about the current issues and philosophies of the profession and to promote physical activity and sport. Students will observe Physical Education teaching and organization in the field, demonstrate an understanding of lesson planning, content assessment and practice teaching.

Physical Education Coordinator

Prof. Susan Garcia
RFK 213
(718) 281-5635
sgarcia@qcc.cuny.edu


Personal Training

Students will learn about the personal training profession and develop the skills commonly utilized by members of the profession. It will provide a strong foundation for students who wish to obtain various personal training certifications. The courses will cover anatomy, physiology and biomechanics as well as, nutrition, body composition, weight control and fitness assessment. Increasingly, employers such as health clubs, hospitals, YMCAs, and similar organizations are looking to hire individuals with degrees in personal training rather than just a personal training certification.

Personal Training Coordinator

Prof. Jimmy Cutrone
RFK 213
(718) 631-6322
Jcutrone@qcc.cuny.edu

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