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Maria Fernandez del Valle, Ph.D.  

Maria Fernandez del Valle, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor

Exercise Physiology



Gijon, Spain

Exercise & Sport Sciences, Rm 144

Mailing Address:
Box 43011
Texas Tech University
Lubbock TX 79409-3011 USA


Current Courses Taught

2012 — Ph.D., Physical Activity and Health "Cum Laude", Sport Sciences - European University of Madrid

2006 — M.S., Physical Activity and Health, Sport Sciences - European University of Madrid

2004 — B.S., Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, Sport Sciences - European University of Madrid

ESS 3301 Biomechanics

ESS 3305 Exercise Physiology

ESS 3368 Exercise Testing and Prescription

Research Interests

Awards & Honors

    • Effects of strength training in the body composition in patients with chronic pathologies and associated muscle mass loss (Anorexia Nervosa or Cancer)
    • Effects of resistance training in blood myokines and body composition according to the intensity. Possible applications to obesity.

National Health Award on Solidarity and Sponsorship:

  • 2013 —  “Resistance training in anorexia nervosa patients"  Niño Jesus Hospital (Spain) 

National Research Awards in Sports Medicine:

  • 2013 — (second place) — " Effects of a strength training program in the physical capacity and quality of life in patients with Anorexia Nervosa Restrictive: a randomized controlled trial".
  • 2010 — (third place) — “The traditional vs. vibration strength training in children with Cerebral Palsy”. 2006 — (second place) — "Favorable response to acute and chronic exercise in McArdle's disease patients”.