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John Alvarez

Health & Physical Ed & Recreation

Interim Chair Health Physical Education and Recreation and Associate Professor


  •   Ph.D.  Exercise Science, University of Mississippi
  •   M.S. Physical Education, Radford University
  •   B.S. Physical Education, Arkansas State University

Courses Taught

  • Concepts of Physical Education
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Recreational Games
  • Exercise for Special Populations
  • Kinesiology
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Testing
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Clinical Experiences in Exercise Science
  • Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education
  • Advanced Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education
  • Organization and Administration of Health and Physical Education Programs
  • Nutrition and Physical Fitness (team taught with R.D.)
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Exercise Physiology Laboratory experience
  • Trends and Topics in Physical Education

Academic Interests

  • Effects of Physical Activity and Physical Education on Test Performance
  • Youth Fitness Testing
  • Effects of Physical Fitness on life time physical activity performance

Scholarly Activity