Diana I Melton

Associate Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Health & Human Sciences


Corbett Sports Center 203
EDDExercise and Sport Science / University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.S.Exercise Physiology / University of North Carolina at Greensboro
B.S.Rehabilitation / Springfield College


Deana Melton is an Associate Professor in the Sport Science & Fitness Management degree program at NC A&T. Dr. Melton holds current certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine (Certified Exercise Physiologist; EP-C), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist; CSCS), and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (Primary Group Exercise Instructor). The courses she teaches are geared to prepare students to sit for certification examinations from the above organizations.

Research Interests

1. Strengthening the Background Knowledge, Skills, and ultimately, Credentials, of Fitness Leaders Through Research-Based Theory and Practice 2. Addressing the Decrease in Physical Activity and Rise in Obesity Rates Among Diverse Americans that Lead To Negative Health Outcomes

Recent Publications

  • Deana Melton, Teresa Dail (2017). (Classroom to community: Field studies for exercise science students). (6) 88, pp. p. 21-25. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
  • Wi-So Yong, Brenda Swearingin, Brandon Crooms, Rami Li, Yeoung-Jung Choi, Teresa Dail, Diana Melton, Tiffany Fuller, Chang-Ho Ha (2012). (Body composition measurements determined by air displacement plethysmography and eight-polar bioelectrical impedance analysis are equivalent in African American college students.). (6) 6, pp. 1896-1899. Health Med.
  • Wi-So Yong, Brenda Swearingin, Teresa Dail, Diana Melton (2012). (Body fat measurement in African-American students at a historically black college and university and its correlation with estimations based on body mass index, waist circumference, and bioelectrical impedance analysis, compared to air displacement plethysmography.). (4) 6, pp. 1092-1096. Health Med.
  • Teresa Dail, Diana Melton, (2011). (Attitudes toward obesity among undergraduate exercise science majors and non-majors). (1) 46, The North Carolina Journal.
  • Diana Melton, Teresa Dail (2011). (Womens perspectives of personal trainers: A qualitative study.). (1) 14, The Sport Journal.
  • Deana Melton, Teresa Dail (2010). (Preparing students for a diverse workplace: Stategies to improve dispositions). (8) 81, pp. 25-31. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
  • Deana Melton, Jeffrey Katula, Karen Mustian (2010). (The current state of personal training: Managers' perspectives). (11) 24, pp. 3173-3179. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.
  • Teresa Dail, Diana Melton (2009). (Developing aerobic dance routines: A step-by-step method for instructing undergraduate group fitness leaders. ). (7) 80, pp. 23-30. Journal of Physical Education , Recreation, and Dance/Shape America.
  • Deana Melton, Jeffrey Katula, Karen Mustian (2008). (The current state of personal training: An industry perspective of personal trainers in the Piedmont Triad area). (3) 22, pp. 883-889. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.