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Lia Jiannine, PhD, CSCS

Lia Jiannine
Assistant Professor, Health and Human Performance
(954) 262-8159
Office: HPD Annex - Rm. 133


2015 – Ph.D. – Florida International University

2014 – Ed.S. – Florida International University

2005 – M.S. – University of Florida

2003 – B.S. – University of Florida


CSCS – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist of the National Strength and Conditioning Association

CHES – Certified Health Education Specialist of the National Commission of Health Education credentialing 

BLSI  –  Basic Life Skills Instructor of the American Heart Association

Areas of Research

My research interests focus on the relationship between sexual behavior and the components of health-related physical fitness. More specifically, I am investigating the physiological and psychological effects of exercise on self-concept and sexual functioning. My recent project investigates the link between cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength,  muscular endurance, and sensation-seeking behavior.

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

Jiannine, L. (2017, June). Sex-positive curricula: an investigation on the influence of exercise on sexual behavior. To be presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for Public Health Education, Denver, CO.

Jiannine, L. (under review). An investigation of the relationship between physical fitness, self-concept and sexual functioning.

Jiannine, L. & Reio, T. (in process). The physiological and psychological effects of exercise on sexual functioning: an integrative literature review for health education professionals

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