College of Health Professions


Department oF Kinesiology

Faculty

Alex Vigo-Valentin

Associate Professor


Office:   Burdick Hall, Room 131 E
Phone:   410-704-3172
Fax:   410-704-3912
E-mail:   avigo@towson.edu
     

Alex Vigo-Valentin, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D.: The Ohio State University
  • MS.: InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico
  • BA.: University of Puerto Rico

Teaching Interests

  • KNES 202, Net/Wall Games
  • 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.

Grants

  • 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.

Recent Publication

  • 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.

    Book chapter:
    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

 


 

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