Teaching and Learning
Office: ZEB 253
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.
- Interest in motor learning and execution of exercise programs
- Electrophysiology of movement
- Cognitive adaptations to exercise
- Exercise sociology and philosophy