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Nelson Neal, Ph.D.

Full-Time Faculty
348-6211 ext. 2289
Center for Athletics & Wellness, Room 208

B.S.E. – Physical Education, SUNY College at Cortland, NY
M.S. – Dance: Applied and Technical, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Ed.D. – Physical Education: Motor Learning & Control, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Research Areas
Improving academic test scores and reducing obesity in young adults through a program of physical activity
Hemsley Winfield: First Black Modern Dancer
African-American Dancers and Dance Companies
Domain Discrimination in Dance Attitude Research

Specific Interests
Quality physical education as a core course in schools 5 days per week
Changing the word exercise to physical activity
Involving physical education majors in their professional associations