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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Corinne Kyriacou

Department Administration

Chairs and Program Directors

Corinne Kyriacou, PhD, MPH
Department Chair

Jamie Ghigiarelli, PhD, CSCS, ISSN
Associate Chair
Allied Health & Kinesiology
Graduate Director
MS in Sports Science

Gioia Ciani, OTD, OTR/L
Graduate Director
MS in Occupational Therapy

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

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


Joyce Hidalgo, MBA
Coordinator of Internship, Accreditation and Outreach
Hofstra Dome 109, Phone: 516-463-5307

Diane McPartland
Senior Executive Secretary
Dome 101, Phone: 516-463-7356

Michele Romano
Senior Assistant to the MS in Occupational Therapy Program
Dome 101, Phone: 516-463-5887