Investigaciones y publicaciones

Meléndez-Nieves, A., & Estrada-Oliver, L. (Accepted to be published in 2021). Pre-service 

Physical Education Teacher’s Experiences Implementing the TPSR Model, The Physical 


Hernandez-Torres, E., Meléndez-Nieves, A., Estrada-Oliver, L., & Ramírez-Marrero 

(Accepted to be published in 2020) Association Between Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, 

and BMI Percentile Among Hispanic Pre-school Children. Medicine & Science in Sports & 


Meléndez-Nieves, A., & Estrada-Oliver, L. (2019). Introducing a TGFU Mini-Volleyball Unit. 

Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 90, 56 – 60. 

Meléndez-Nieves, A., Estrada-Oliver, L., & Ramírez-Marrero, F. A. (2019). Helping physical 

educators to implement the mini-volleyball approach. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and 

Sports Educator, 32, 41-44. 

Estrada-Oliver, L., & Meléndez-Nieves, A. (2019). The Sport Education Model as an 

Interdisciplinary Approach. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 90, 53 – 55. 

Estrada-Oliver, L., & Meléndez-Nieves, A. (2019). Designing an Innovative Basketball Sport 

Education Season. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sports Educator, 32, 41 – 44. 

Meléndez-Nieves, A., Estrada-Oliver, L., & Ramírez-Marrero, F. A. (2018). Benefits of 

exposing pre-service physical education teachers to the mini-volleyball format. International 

Journal of Physical Education, Sports, and Health, 5, 353–358. Retrieved from 

Estrada-Oliver, L., Rodríguez, E., & Meléndez-Nieves, A. (2018). Healthy Choices with the 

Problem Based Learning. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 89(1), 55-57. 

Estrada-Oliver, L., & Meléndez-Nieves, A. (2017). Navigating the Benefits and Challenges of 

the Teaching Games for Understanding. Physical Education Matters, 12 (3), 55 – 58. 

Meléndez-Nieves, A., & Martinek, T. (2015). Life After Project Effort: Applying Values 

Acquired in a Responsibility-based Physical Activity Program. Revista internacional de 

ciencias del deporte, 41 (11), 258 – 280.  

Meléndez-Nieves, A. (2011). Descriptive Study of TPSR Values and Life Skills Acquired in 

Project Effort and Through Other Sources and How They Have Guided Former Participants’ 

Lives (Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation). University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 

Meléndez-Nieves, A. (2007). Knowledge Assessment on Health and Physical Education 

Standards as it Relates to Fitness Principles in Pennsylvania (Unpublished Master’s Thesis). 

East Stroudsburg University. 



Coordinador Proyecto Esfuerzo  

“Proyecto Esfuerzo” is a youth development program that use sports and physical 

activities to teach values and life skills to underserved youth in Río Piedras low 

income community. Another objective of the program is to offer practicum 

experiences to students who are majoring in physical education and to give them 

the opportunity to be agent of change.