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Zelma Mata, Ed.D.

Zelma Mata, Ed.D. 

Zelma Mata, Ed.D.
Interim Dean, Certification Officer & Associate Professor
Department of Health and
Human Performance



Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision-Higher Education, The University of Houston, 1993
M.S. in Physical Education, The University of Texas-Pan Am, 1978
B.S. in Physical Education, The University of Texas-Pan Am, 1977


Zelma Mata, Ed.D.

Teaching Interest:

Folk and Square Dance, Mexican Folklorico Dance, Dance for Children, Aerobics, Jogging, Self Defense, History and Principles, Physical Conditioning

Courses​ TAUGHT:​

KINE 1101 Aerobic Dance and Exercise 
KINE 1111 Folk and Square Dance
KINE 1112 Folklorico 
KINE 1116 Jogging 
KINE 1134 Physical Conditioning 
KINE 2255 Health and Motor Development Early Childhood-6th Grade 
KINE 3314 Dance for Children and Adolescents 
KINE 4302 Kinesiology Curriculum for Elementary Students 
KINE 4309 Kinesiology Curriculum for Secondary Students 
KINE 4380 Exercise Science Internship 
KINEU 1136 Activities for Secondary School Students 
KINEU 2255 Health and Motor Development Early Childhood-4th Grade
UNIV 1101 First Year Seminar 














Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

Strategies for Teaching Mexican Folklórico Dance in the Public Schools
The Status of Mexican Folklórico Dance Programs in the Schools
The Effects of Participation in a Mexican Folklórico Dance Class and Self Image Among Hispanic Students

Personal Homepage:

Zelma Mata, Ed.D.

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