Dr. James Navalta

( University of Nevada, Las Vegas )


(702) 895-2344
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Departments: Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences
  • Research Fields: Exercise Physiology, Exercise Metabolism, Wearable Technology, Cardiopulmonary Exercise, Physiological Responses
  • Disciplines: Health Professions and Related Programs, Movement and Mind-Body Therapies and Education
  • Location:Clark County
  • Funding:GEAR UP - Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, INBRE - IdeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence, UNLV - University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Dr. Navalta is the co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Exercise Science, which is a student-focused publication. Additionally, he has served as a McNair Scholar Faculty Mentor.


Dr. Navalta’s research focuses on the immune response to exercise (lymphocyte apoptotic and migratory responses), physiological responses to outdoor exercise (hiking and trail running), and the validity of wearable technology.

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Dr. James Navalta
Trail Running Hexoskin Validation Study
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Hiking Study