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Arturo Leyva

Assistant Professor

Teaching and Learning


Office: ZEB 253

Phone: 305-348-2005

Email: aleyva@fiu.edu

Specialty: Physical Education/Kinesiology/Sport and Fitness

Dr. Leyva obtained his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology with emphasis in Cellular Physiology from the University of Miami. His work has concentrated on targeting exercise to the diagnosed needs of the individual, with special emphasis on older persons. Dr. Leyva also has over 20 years of experience in sports strength and conditioning and coaching at all levels.

Research Areas

  • Interest in motor learning and execution of exercise programs
  • Electrophysiology of movement
  • Cognitive adaptations to exercise
  • Exercise sociology and philosophy