Alex Rothstein was appointed program coordinator of Exercise Science in January 2020. His 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.

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

Rothstein 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.

He is currently a member of United Cerebral Palsy's Guardianship committee, United Cerebral Palsy's Charity 5k run committee, and Health and Wellness 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.

Selected Publications & Presentations

Peer Reviewed:

  • Rothstein, A., Haar, M. (2020). Best practices for encouraging student participation in both face-to-face and virtual environments. Journal of Allied Health, 49(4): 161–165.
  • 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.

Media Coverage:

  • Staying Fit Is More Important Than Ever During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Fortune. October 5, 2020.
  • “8 Ways to Burn More Calories on a Walk,” Under Armour's MyFitnessPal blog December 12, 2020.
  • “10 Amazing Things Exercise Can Do For Your Mind and Body.” LIVESTRONG. December 2, 2020.
  • “Take a Break During your Workout,” November 13, 2020.
  • “What to Do If You're Just Not Achieving Your Fitness Goals,” Openfit. December 21, 2020.
  • “Build Dynamic Strength with Our Guide to Resistance Bands,” Openfit. January 13, 2021.

Courses Taught at New York Tech

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

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