Yvette Figueroa

Dr. Figueroa

Yvette Figueroa

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology

ylf001@shsu.edu

936-294-3324, 936-294-3324

LDB 101M

Curriculum Vitae


Bio

Dr. Yvette Figueroa is an Assistant Professor and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She teaches and imparts both theoretical and practical knowledge with enthusiasm allowing students to flourish and discover their passion as professionals in the kinesiology field. Her specialties are in strength and conditioning, fitness assessment, and female athletes. Moreover, Dr. Figueroa is heavily passionate and is involved in a plethora of research pertaining to the study of athletic performance. She teaches courses related to applied exercise science, strength training, and exercise physiology. She is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association, having served on advisory boards and special interest groups that work to organize clinics and events for professional development. Dr. Figueroa also serves on the Interprofessional Experience (IPE) and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committees for the College of Health Sciences at Sam Houston.


Education

    • Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology, University of Miami
    • M.S. in Exercise Physiology: Strength & Conditioning/Fitness Entrepreneurship, University of Miami
    • B.S. in Exercise Physiology: Strength & Conditioning/Fitness Entrepreneurship, University of Miami

Areas of Expertise

  • Athletic Performance
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Nutritional Needs for Athletes