Diana I. Melton

TitleAssociate Professor

DepartmentHuman Performance and Leisure Studies




OfficeCorbett Sports Center
Room: 203

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Diana I. Melton


EDD: Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2002

MS: Exercise Physiology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1994

BS: Rehabilitation, Springfield College, 1991

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

Melton, Deana  Dail, Teresa  (2017).  Classroom to community: Field studies for exercise science students.  (6,  88,  pp. p. 21-25).  Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

Yong, Wi-So  Swearingin, Brenda  Crooms, Brandon  Li, Rami  Choi, Yeoung-Jung  Dail, Teresa  Melton, Diana  Fuller, Tiffany  Ha, Chang-Ho  (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.

Yong, Wi-So  Swearingin, Brenda  Dail, Teresa  Melton, Diana  (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.

Dail, Teresa  Melton, Diana  (2011).  Attitudes toward obesity among undergraduate exercise science majors and non-majors.  (1,  46,  ).  The North Carolina Journal.

Melton, Diana  Dail, Teresa  (2011).  Womens perspectives of personal trainers: A qualitative study..  (1,  14,  ).  The Sport Journal.

Melton, Deana  Dail, Teresa  (2010).  Preparing students for a diverse workplace: Stategies to improve dispositions.  (8,  81,  pp. 25-31).  Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

Melton, Deana  Katula, Jeffrey  Mustian, Karen  (2010).  The current state of personal training: Managers' perspectives.  (11,  24,  pp. 3173-3179).  Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.

Dail, Teresa  Melton, Diana  (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.

Melton, Deana  Katula, Jeffrey  Mustian, Karen  (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.