Susan Kaplowitz

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 Susan Kaplowitz

Assistant Teaching Professor

 Area:  Exercise Gerontology
 End Degree:  Ed.D., New York University
 Office:  Loree Gym 113
 Phone:  848-932-7062
 Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Specialization:

Exercise and Aging, Adapted Physical Education, Personal Training

Licenses and Certifications

Sports Medicine and Adult Fitness Certification from Kean University
American Council on Exercise Certification as a Personal Trainer (ADD) and an Older Adult Specialist
American Institute of Fitness Educators Certification as a Personal Trainer, Older Adult Fitness Trainer
DSW Fitness Certification - Physical Activity Instruction for Older Adults
Matter of Balance - Master Trainer Certification
CPR Certification from the American Heart Association
New York and New Jersey Certification for Teacher of Health and Physical Education

Courses Taught

01:377:140   Foundations of Kinesiology and Health
01:377:304   Exercise and Aging
01:377:310   Motor Learning

Educational Interests

Dr. Kaplowitz established the Center for Exercise and Aging in 2001. Along with the students in her Exercise and Aging class (which she teaches each semester), she has worked with hundreds and hundreds of older adults from senior centers, assisted living facilities, etc., and helped run programs including the New Jersey Senior Olympics and the Middlesex County Senior Health and Fitness Walk. In addition, Dr. Kaplowitz developed and implemented a program for “challenged” preschoolers for the Franklin Public Schools. She wrote a Manual entitled The Pre-School Physical Education Program for that school system. She also consulted for the Warren Public Schools and wrote their Curriculum Guide for Adapted Physical Education for grades K-5.

Honors and Awards

Awarded two grants - from the Middlesex County Department of Aging and the NJ Department of Senior Services - to administer a Balance and Fall Prevention Program to selected Senior Centers in Middlesex County, New Jersey.Produced a Manual for Physical Activities for Assisted Living Residences.Awarded the Professional Achievement Award from the New Jersey Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.