Chair, Exercise and Human Performance
Associate Professor, Exercise and Human Performance
Patricia Zodda is Associate Professor of Exercise and Human Performance (formerly Physical Education) and Chair of the department. She came to RCC in 1994 and earned full-time teaching status in 2000. She teaches courses in Exercise Science, Physical Education, Fitness and Wellness, Fitness Counseling, and Beginning Swimming.
Zodda is a Certified Personal Trainer accredited by the National Council of Strength and Fitness. She encourages her students to pursue lifelong fitness goals and structures her curriculum to maximize students' enjoyment and appreciation of exercise activity, as well as its recreational and social benefits. She chairs the Fitness Specialist Certificate and Physical Education Studies AS Degree programs. Zodda also supports the College through her involvement in academic committees and has deep roots in the community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Clarkstown Central Athletic Foundation.
- BS Physical Education, SUNY Cortland, 1992
- MS Exercise Science, Long Island University, 2000
- “Forty under 40” award from Rockland Economic Development Corporation, 2008
- Faculty Senate Executive Committee
- Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Review Committee
- American Red Cross Instructor Trainer for Lifeguard Training, CPR and First Aid
- American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
- American Alliance for Physical Education, Health, Recreation and Dance
- American College of Sports Medicine