KNES 325, Teaching Physical Education in Secondary School
KNES 631, Analysis of Movement in Sports and Physical Activity
KNES 642, Assessment in Physical Education
KNES 734, Research Design for Physical Education
Professional Interest and Research
Dr. Vigo-Valentin aims to research the sociocultural factors and practices that influence physical activity behaviors among diverse populations, particularly for Hispanic adolescents. He also examines the effects of physical activity and education policies in school settings.
2010-2011. Principal Investigator. Physical activity policies and opportunity for Hispanic adolescents in secondary school environments. Funded Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Active Living Research).
2008-2009. Principal Investigator. Program Evaluation of the Puerto Rico en Forma Project. The Puerto Rican Institute for the Development of Sports and Recreation. Department of Recreation and Sports, Puerto Rico.
2006-2008. Co-Investigator. Program evaluation of the Puerto Rico en Forma Project. The Puerto Rican Institute for the Development of Sports and Recreation. Department of Recreation and Sports, Puerto Rico.
Vigo-Valentín, A., Bush, K. & Hodge, S.R. (in-press). Daily Physical Activity Behavior Patterns of Hispanic adolescents in Puerto Rico. Journal of Physical Activity & Health.
Hodge, S.R., Cervantes, C., Vigo-Valentín, A., Ortiz-Sturh, E.M., & Carnabal, M. (2012). The Hispanic experience in physical education programs and departments. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 11(4), 366-387.
Vigo-Valentín, A., Hodge, S.R., & Kozub, F.M. (2011). Adolescents’ dietary habits, physical activity patterns, and weight status in Puerto Rico. Childhood Obesity Journal, 7(6), 488-494
Hodge, S. R., Vigo-Valentín, A., & Del Rio, L. (2008). Puerto Rico en forma evaluation report II. Departamento de Recreacíon y Deportes, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Hodge, S. R., Del Rio, L., & Vigo-Valentín, A. (2007). Puerto Rico en forma evaluation report. Departamento de Recreacíon y Deportes, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Siedentop, D., An, J., Ayvazo, S., Cervantes, C., Cohen, R., Collins, F., et al. (2007). The Ohio Project: Progress in preventing childhood and youth obesity, How do we measure up? Columbus, Oh: Ohio Collaborative.
Hodge, S.R., & Vigo-Valentín, A. (in-press). Health, Nutrition, and Physical Activity. In H. Richard MilnerIV & K. Lomotey (Eds.). Handbook of Urban Education. New York, NY: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group