Alex Rothstein was appointed program coordinator of Exercise Science in January 2020. Alex's research interests focus on developing health and longevity through the use of "Indian Clubs," a dynamic upper body training modality. His work integrates biomechanical analysis with traditional physiological measures of health and fitness. He teaches courses in Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Resistance Training, and Aerobic Conditioning.

Alex earned a B.S. in Exercise Science and an M.S. in Sports Science from Hofstra University. He is working on an Ed.D. in Applied Physiology at Teacher's College, Columbia University. Alex is an AFAA certified personal trainer with additional certifications in training modalities and populations including Kettlebell, ViPR, Functional Movement Screening, United States Weightlifting, and Pre/Post Natal Training.

Alex has worked with the United States Paralympic Powerlifting Team, as the Fitness Center supervisor for the United States Open Tennis Tournament since 2018, and as a Flying Trapeze instructor since 2015.

Alex is currently a member of United Cerebral Palsy's Guardianship committee and United Cerebral Palsy's Charity 5k run committee.

Recent Projects/Research

  • Co-investigator measuring electromyography activity of gluteus maximus and gluteus medius muscles using the Somax Power Hip Trainer in collegiate golfers.
  • Co-investigator assessing physiological profile of NCAA Division I men's lacrosse players.
  • Consultant on Tech-ed Safe Lab Youth Education Project.

Publications & Presentations

  • Ghigiarelli, J., Ng, J., Rothstein, A., Burke, J., Sell, K. (2014). Electromyography activity of gluteus maximus and gluteus medius muscles using the Somax Power Hip Trainer in collegiate golfers. International Journal of Golf Science, 3(1).
  • Sell, K., Prendergast, J., Rothstein, A., DeCoster, C. (July, 2015). Physiological profile of NCAA Division I men's lacrosse players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 30(Suppl. 1), S101.

Courses Taught at NYIT

  • EXSC 300: Exercise Physiology
  • EXSC 100: Introduction to Kinesiology

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