Lisa D Toscano, EDD

Lisa D Toscano, EDD

Associate Professor

Department : Kinesiology

Email : lisa.toscano@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7216

Office : ALM 208

Education

EDD, St. Mary's University
MS, Queens College
BS, Manhattan College

Research

  • Falls Prevention in the Older Adult
  • ACL Risk Management

Publications & Professional Activities

  • Depasquale, L. & Toscano, L. (2009). The spring scale test: A reliable and valid tool for explaining fall history. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 32 (4) 159-167.
  • Toscano, L. , Jennings, A., & Clemente, F. (2008).  Fostering resiliency in teacher education.  Excelsior Spring/Summer 2 (2), pp. 91-98.
  • Toscano, L. & Clemente, F. (2008). Dogs, cats, and kids: Integrating yoga into elementary physical education. Strategies: A journal for physical educators and sport educators. March/April 21 (4) p 15 -19.
  • Cherubini, J. & Toscano, L. (2008). Health and wellness of today students. In Merriman, W. & Nicoletti, A. (Eds.) NCEA. Understanding and teaching today’s students.
  • Hajart, A., Toscano, L., Horsley, K. & DelRe, L. (2007).  Function, benefits, and development of athletic training student organizations. Athletic training today. 12(1), pp. 31-34.
  • Toscano, L. (2005) Endurance. In Levinson, D. and Christensen, K. (Eds.) Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, (pp.) Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing. (invited and reviewed by editors)
  • Ladda, S. Keating T., Adams, D. & Toscano, L. (2004).  Including technology in instructional programs. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 75, (4) 12-13 & 56.
  • Keating, T. & Toscano, L. (2003). Is the valsava maneuver a proper breathing technique? National Strength and Conditioning Journal, 25,(4) 52 & 53.

Conference Papers:

  • The effect of a typical in season practice session on peak ground reaction forces and select kinematic variables in women’s division I basketball. (Poster Presentation) American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM), National Convention. Las Vegas, Nevada, July, 2011.
  • Jasperfit: A personalized fitness program. American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, National Convention San Diego California, March/April 2011..
  • ACL Injury Risk Assessment and Prevention for the Health Professional. American College of Sports Medicine 2010 Spring Conference, New York, NY, March, 2010.  
  • Knee Injuries and the Female Athlete. American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, National Convention Indianapolis, Indiana, March, 2010.
  • Achieving meaning and purpose through movement: Celebrating the SPIRIT of mind and body. National Association of Kinesiology and Physical Education in higher Education. Scottsdale, Arizona, January 2010.
  • Knee Injuries and the Female Athlete. NYS Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Recreation and Dance, Syracuse, NY, 2009.
  • The female athlete and the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). NYS Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, South Eastern Zone Election Day Conference. White Plains, NY Nov. 2009
  • The Spring Scale Test: A Reliable and Valid tool for Explaining Fall History. American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). (Poster Presentation) Baltimore, MD. June 2009.
  • Big City, Big Classes: Idea to increase Active learning time. NationalAssociation for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Tampa Fla.April 2009.
  • Contemporary forces impacting direct and future trends in physical education and exercise science.  Presented at National Association of Kinesiology and Physical Education in higher Education. Sarasota, Fla. Jan. 2009
  • The Relationship Among Measures of Fitness, Stage of Change, and Exercise Motivation in Wellness Program Participation.  Association of Applied Sports Psychology, St. Louis, Missouri, Sept. 2008.
  • *Talking the Talk, Walking the Walk: Role Modeling and Ethical Decision Making in Professional Preparation of Physical educators and Exercise Scientist.  National Association of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education. Albuquerque, New Mexico Jan. 2008
  • Squaring to the Rap. Presented at New York City American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.  Brooklyn, New York. July, 2007.
  • Fostering Resiliency Through Education: A commitment to excellence in our schools. Kappa Delta Pi International Convention.  Louisville, Kentucky, November 2007.
  • Exercise Adherence: Stress and depression in student athletes. Pascak Valley Hospital Sports Medicine Conference.  New Jersey, April, 2007.
  • Dispositions and resiliency: Developing student leaders. National Association of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education.  Clearwater Fla. Jan. 2007.
  • Dogs, Cats, and Kids: Integrating Yoga into an Elementary School Program.  New York State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  Annual Convention. Rye, New York, Nov. 2006.
  • Personal Effectiveness and Resilient Leadership. Diocese of Rockville Centre Education Dept. Administrators Conference. Long Island, NY Sept. 2006.
  • Resilient Leadership.  Diocese of Newark, Administrators Annual Conference. Newark, New Jersey  October, 2006.
  • Are Accreditors Moving us in the Right Direction in Physical Education Teacher Preparations and Exercise Science for the 21st Century? National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education Annual Conference, Tucson Arizona, Jan. 2005.

Honors & Awards

  • NATA (National Athletic Training Association) Awarded 25 year of Service Award
  • Manhattan College’s Athletic Hall of Fame 
  • Manhattan College’s Distinguished Service Award – Physical Education Department

Professional Memberships

  • National Athletic Training Association  (NATA)
  • American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
  • New York State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYSAAHPERD)
  • National Association of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education (NAKPEHE)
  • National Association Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)
  • National association of girls and women in sports (NAGWS)
  • Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, 2007 to the present
  • Phi Epsilon Kappa Physical Education Honor Society, 1979 to present
  • American Red Cross Greater Chapter of NYC.  Manhattan College Representative

Courses Taught/Teaching

BIOL 309      Kinesiology
BIOL 315      Kinesiology- Lab
BIOL 445      Therapeutic, Prescriptions, Exercises, and Modalities
PHED 102      Introduction to Exercise Science
PHED 110      Personal Wellness
PHED 209      1st Aid/Emergencies/Cpr
PHED 318      Care and Prevention
PHED 411      Principles and Philosophy of Physical Education and Athletics
PHED 428      Professional Practicum I