Leslie earned a Bachelor of Human Kinetics and Master of Science degree from the University of British Columbia. Graduate thesis research, titled, The Relationship between Fundamental Movement Skills and the Health and Fitness of Canadian Children, was conducted in the Cognitive and Functional Learning Laboratory in collaboration with the Cardiovascular Physiology and Rehabilitation Laboratory, and ActionSchools! BC.
Additional research included the assessment of objective measures of physical activity, cardiovascular fitness and arterial compliance on elementary school-aged children, cardiorespiratory testing of participants with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the health benefits and adherence effects of video game exercise, and undergraduate research on the physiological adaptations and responses to synchronized swimming. Leslie has over a decade of teaching experience at multiple institutions: The University of British Columbia, the University of the Fraser Valley, and Langara College.
KINS 1100 - Biodynamics of Physical Activity
KINS 1103 - Active Health
KINS 1190 - Anatomy & Physiology I
KINS 1191 - Anatomy & Physiology ll
KINS 2275 - Exercise Physiology
PHED 1112 - Intro to Physical Fitness
PHED 1118 - Healthy Lifestyles