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Dr. Carlos Cervantes

EDUCATION

Ph.D., The Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio: 2009. Areas of Expertise: Adapted Physical Education; Physical Education Teacher Education; Health and Physical Activity Promotion.

M.A., The Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio: 2005. Degree Area: Adapted Physical Education.

B.A., University of Puerto Rico; Mayaguez, Puerto Rico: 2003. Degree Area: Physical Education Teacher Education.

BIO          

Dr. Carlos M. Cervantes joined HT as Chair of the Department of Kinesiology in the Fall of 2012. He earned his Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Education from The Ohio State University. He is a member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE), the National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPERID), and the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD), among others.

Dr. Cervantes research interest focuses on identifying underlying mechanisms affecting physical activity among individuals with disabilities. Secondary research interests include: accessibility and physical activity opportunities for individuals with disabilities; and professional preparation of pre-service teachers regarding teaching and including children with disabilities in physical education, sport, or recreational settings. He has presented his work at local, state, national and international conferences.

At HT, Dr. Cervantes instructs undergraduate courses in kinesiology. His instructional effectiveness has been recognized by a number of awards and student evaluations. In his undergraduate courses, he includes service-learning experiences in school and community settings as well as infused use of instructional technologies.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Mendez-Hodgkinson, N., & Cervantes, C. (2012). Morgan’s Wonderland: Inclusive recreation and leisure facilities for individuals with disabilities.Palaestra, 26(2), 23-27.

Hodge, S., Cervantes, C., Vigo-Valentín, A., Canabal-Torres, Y., & Ortiz-Castillo, E. The Hispanic experience in physical education teacher education. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 11(4), 363-384.

Cervantes, C., & Taylor, W. (2011). Physical activity interventions in adult populations with disabilities: A review. Quest, 63(4), 385-410.

Cervantes, C. & Porretta, D. (2010). Physical activity measurement among individuals with disabilities: A literature review. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 27(3), 173-190.

Siedentop, D., An., J., Ayvazo, S., Cervantes, C., Cohen, R., Collins, F.,…Vigo, A. (2007). The Ohio project: Progress in preventing childhood/youth obesity – how do we measure up? Columbus, OH: The Ohio Collaborative: Research and Policy for Schools, Children, and Families.

Cervantes, C., Cohen, R., Hersman, B., & Barrett, T. (2007). Incorporating PACER into an inclusive basketball unit. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, 78(7), 45-50.

Cervantes, C., Lieberman, L., Roth, K., & Ryan, C. (2007). Adapted physical education resource manual. Reston, VA: American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation.

Hodge, S. R., Heydinger, B. L., & Cervantes-Olivares, C. M. (2005). Prioritization of PETE curricular requirements to better prepare GPE teachers for inclusion and teaching students with severe disabilities.Chronicle of Kinesiology & Physical Education in Higher Education, 15(3), 6-7.

SELECTED HONORS & AWARDS

2012 Emerging Professional Award, Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (TAHPERD). Recognized at the TAHPERD 89th Annual Convention Awards Dinner, Galveston, Texas. 

2008 Teaching Excellence Award, Sports, Fitness, and Health Program, School of Physical Activity and Educational Services, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University.

2008 GA Advisory Leadership Award, Sport Humanities Program, School of Physical Activity and Educational Services, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University.

2006 Teaching Excellence Award, Sports, Fitness, and Health Program, School of Physical Activity and Educational Services, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University.

 

Info
Role: Chair of Kinesiology/Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Phone: 512.505.3095
Email: cmcervantes@htu.edu
Office: E-H 209