Allied Health & Kinesiology

About the Department

From the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Allied Health & Kinesiology! Our department prepares students for careers and further education in athletic training, exercise physiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy and sports science.

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Jamie Ghigiarelli

Department Administration

Chair and Program Directors

Jamie Ghigiarelli, PhD, CSCS, ISSN
Department Chair and Graduate Director, MS in Sports Science

Jayne Ellinger, PhD, ATC
Undergraduate Director and Graduate Director
MS in Athletic Training

Robyn Akselrud, PhD, OTR/L
Graduate Director
MS in Occupational Therapy

Yasser Salem, PT, MS, PhD, NCS, PCS
Graduate Director
DPT in Physical Therapy

Katie Sell, PhD, CSCS, ACSM-HFS
Undergraduate Director
BS in Exercise Physiology


Diane McPartland
Senior Assistant to the Chair of Allied Health & Kinesiology
Dome 101, Phone: 516-463-7356

Teri Tonna
Senior Assistant to the MS in Occupational Therapy Program
Hagedorn Hall 128, Phone: 516-463-5887

Irina Sepulveda
Program Coordinator, Physical Therapy
Hagedorn Hall 222, Phone: 516 463-5180