Leslie Horita HeadshotEducation / Credentials

University of British Columbia, 2008, Master of Science, Human Kinetics

University of British Columbia, 2004, Bachelor of Human Kinetics, Physical Education

Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Professional Fitness & Lifestyle Consultant (CESP - PFLC, now replaced by the Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP) certification)

National Coaching Certification Program Certification (NCCP)



Courses Taught at Langara

KINS 1100 - Biodynamics of Physical Activity; KINS 1120 - Health and Exercise Management

KINS 1131 - Systems Physiology I; KINS 1132 - Systems Physiology II

Areas of Interest

  • Leslie's main areas of interest are in pedagogy, specifically instructional methods, and curriculum planning and design

Teaching Experience

Leslie has over 14 years of teaching experience in Human Kinetics/Kinesiology, primarily in the fields of Anatomy & Physiology, and Health & Fitness. Leslie has taught at multiple institutions including:

  • Langara College
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of the Fraser Valley

Academic / College / Community / Research 

  • Leslie is actively involved in the Department of Kinesiology's evaluation processes and hiring committees
  • Engaged in community recreational program development and coaching
  • Leslie's Graduate research focused on the areas of:  
    • Children's movement skill proficiency, physical activity, education, and health
    • Physical activity and health assessments

Sport / Activity Background / Hobbies

  • Leslie is a former national level synchronized swimmer. She also enjoys going to the gym, yoga, paddle boarding, and other outdoor-based activities

Leslie is grateful to live, work, and play in the beautiful territory of the Coast Salish, including the Tsleil-Waututh and Stó:lō peoples.