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Erik Ellingsen

Erik Ellingsen

Erik Ellingsen

Assistant Professor, Exercise and Human Performance

Head Coach, Volleyball

Fieldhouse, Room 5102


Erik Ellingsen is Assistant Professor of Exercise and Human Performance (formerly Physical Education) at RCC. A graduate of the College, he joined the faculty in 2009 as an adjunct and became an instructor in 2011. Among the courses he has taught are Applied Fitness Concepts, Concepts of Resistance Training, Anaerobic Fitness, Racquet Sports, Team Sports and Weight Training. A certified CrossFit and personal trainer, Ellingsen established the RCC FIT Club to promote lifelong fitness and wellness in the College community. He has organized various fitness and recreational events on campus to raise funds for local charities.

Ellingsen served as Associate Director for the RCC Sports Academy for three years, and was Fitness/Intramural Coordinator for two years. He has been head volleyball coach since 2013 and previously served as assistant coach for two years. Prior to returning to his alma mater, he was an Instructor of Physical/Health Education for the Harrison (NY) Central School District.


  • AA Liberal Arts: Math and Sciences, Rockland Community College, SUNY, 2005
  • BS Physical Education, Cortland College, SUNY, 2007
  • MSEd Health Education, Lehman College, CUNY

Professional Accomplishments (Selected)


  • Vice-Chair and Secretary, Academic Standards Committee, since 2011
  • Faculty Senate, since 2013
  • Math Search Committee, since 2013
  • Advisor, RCC FIT Club, since 2013
  • Division Curriculum Committee, since 2011
  • New Faculty Council, since 2011



  • NYS Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AHPERD), since 2005


  • Presenter, Health and Wellness Activity Lab Series, RCC, 2013
  • Presenter, Health and Wellness Lecture Series, RCC, 2013
  • Presenter, 2007 NYS AAHPHERD Conference on Student Teaching, Troy, NY