The Center and all its activities and programs with senior citizens from the community are run by Teaching Assistants (TAs). These students have previously taken the Exercise and Aging class, have stood out amongst their classmates in their participation and work ethic, and have been asked by Dr. Kaplowitz to assume this position. They receive up to two credits for the year. They also work directly with students from the class on selected assignments and help administer and grade homework assignments and exams.
The TAs for 2011-2012 and their future plans:
Nicole Omaggio - UMDNJ for doctorate in public health
Bryanna Strang - graduate school for doctorate in physical therapy
Shelton Merceda - graduate school for physical therapy
Jessica Belsky - graduate school for physical therapy
TAs from past years have distinguished themselves in many different ways. The careers they have gone into include: medical doctors, physical therapists, directors of recreation services for seniors in community senior centers and assisted living facilities, geriatric social workers, personal trainers specializing in older adults, speech therapists, and teachers.
TAs from previous years include:
|2013-2014||Esther Chan, Rachael Cocchia, Hadeer Shwket, Chris Wuttke, Evanna Tchir|
|2012-2013||Swathi Krishnarajapet, Mark Nairooz, Niyati Shah|
|2011-2012||Jessica Belsky, Shelton Merceda, Nicole Omaggio, Bryanna Strang|
|2010-2011||Julianne Barrett, Sabrina Shahbahrami, Mustafa Turan|
|2009-2010||Kimberlee Appezzato, Anthony Delli Paoli, Sarah Kenny, James Sacca|
|2008-2009||Heather Grimm, Nicole Robell, Doug Van Pelt|
|2007-2008||Rob Catalano, Tasnim Nafady, Traci Silver, Samantha Wilson|
|2006-2007||Arielle Brettler, Mike Cotrina, Lisa Fogel, Meidi Milad, Eliza Solovey|
|2005-2006||Heather Butler, Gladston Hackett, Matt Lucarello|
|2004-2005||Jose Geronomo, Leah Maderazo, Lindsy Rising, Jaidy Lopez|
|2003-2004||Heidi Knowlton, Alberte Olivier|
The Center for Exercise and Aging is located in the Loree Gymnasium in the back suite of the Youth Sport Research Council office.