Faculty

clip art: Physical Ed Dancers

Siobhan Trohalides

Professor, Physical Education

Health Science Education Department
Raritan Valley Community College

Library Ll Adjunct Office L021
(908) 526-1200 ext. 8877
strohali @ raritanval.edu 

Education:

  • B.S.  Health and Physical Education, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA.
  • M.S. Health and Physical Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
  • M.S. Recreation, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
  • N.J. State Supervisor’s Certificate, Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ.
  • Ed.D. In Teacher Leadership with a specialization in Technology-Enhanced Fitness and Wellness Curriculum

Biography:

During the day, I teach K-12 classes as a District Substitute Teacher in Franklin Township, Bound Brook, and Branchburg School Districts.  In the evenings and on Saturdays, I am an Adjunct Professor at Raritan Valley Community College, Essex County College, in Newark. I have been teaching at both the high school and college level for 23 years! My husband, George, and I manage 18 apartments and 5 stores in the central New Jersey area. George has just retired from driving for Budweiser (30 years)! Right now, it is just George and I, and our 20-pound kitty, Chi-Chi. I wish you all continued happiness, health, and wisdom as you continue your academic journey!


Teaching Philosophy:

Physical education's primary goal is to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge that will allow them to lead healthy, active lifestyles. Physical education is about creating an atmosphere where every student feels comfortable expressing herself in an activity-based classroom.

Through exposure to a wide variety of activities, students will gain the necessary knowledge to understand the importance of and make educated decisions around opportunities to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The values, principles, and concepts associated with a quality physical education program surpass the boundaries of the gymnasium and playing fields. Physical activity is a catalyst for learning in all content areas. I am committed to providing programming in physical education, which allows frequent and diverse opportunities to engage in physical activities necessary to support a healthy mind and body.

The truly physically educated student will have acquired both competencies applicable to any lifetime activities and a desire to retain the healthy feeling associated with fitness and exercise. To this end, physical education makes a major contribution as the primary area of the curriculum concerned with helping students develop and maintain healthy lifestyles and physical skills.


Classes Taught at RVCC:

  • Dynamics of Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Lifeguarding
  • CPR and First Aid

Licenses and Certifications:

  • N.J. State Supervisor’s Certificate
  • Professional Teaching Certification, State of New Jersey, Grades K-12, in Health and Physical Education
  • National Swimming Pool Foundation (CPO) Certified Pool Operator
  • American Red Cross (LGI) Lifeguard Instructor
  • American Red Cross (WSI) Water Safety Instructor
  • American Red Cross (CPR) Professional CPR Instructor
  • American Red Cross (FA) First Aid Instructor
  • American Red Cross and American Heart Association (AED) Defibrillator Instructor