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Jafra D. Thomas

Jafra Thomas

Jafra D. Thomas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Email: jthoma84@calpoly.edu

Office: 43A-376

Phone: 805-756-5636

“If you do not have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” – Coach John R. Wooden (1910-2010)


Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Oregon State University (Corvallis, Oregon), 2019

M.P.H. in Health Promotion Health Behavior, Oregon State University (Corvallis, Oregon), 2017

M.A. in Health & Exercise Science (Sport Sciences), University of the Pacific (Stockton, California), 2014

Graduate Certificate, College and University Teaching, Oregon State University (Corvallis, Oregon), 2016

B.A. in Sport Sciences, University of the Pacific (Stockton, California), 2012
Diploma, General Education, Captain Charles M. Weber Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology (SUSD; Stockton, California), 2008


Health and Physical Activity Promotion

Psychosocial Kinesiology

Sociocultural Kinesiology

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Research and Interests

My research agenda is to advance efforts to promote healthy and active lifestyles for all. Towards that end, two core areas of focus for me are knowledge translation and equitable physical activity promotion. View my Google Scholar profile here. 

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