Nicholas Castro, Ph.D., M.A.Ed., Assistant Professor 

Nicolas CastroNicholas Castro teaches a range of courses within the Healthful Living and Fitness Education program. His research interest revolves around examining various lifestyle factors (body fatness, physical fitness, physical [in]activity, and sedentary behavior) with cardiometabolic risk and cognitive functioning in preadolescent children. His long-term research goals include implementing behavioral change strategies in schools.

Dr. Castro is a native of Southern California and earned his B.S. at California State University, Chico, M.A.Ed. in Health and Physical Education from Western Carolina University, and Ph.D. in Sport, Exercise, and Nutrition from Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand.