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Leapetswe Malete

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Associate Professor

Ph.D., Michigan State University

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Leps Malete is an associate professor and coordinator of global initiatives in the Department of Kinesiology. His research interests are youth psychosocial development through sport and physical activity, self-efficacy and athletic performance, and the role of physical activity and nutrition on youth health outcomes. He is specifically interested in the international, cross-cultural applications of this research to less-served populations in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa. He is principal investigator of projects on positive youth development through sport and youth development outcomes in Botswana, Ghana, Tanzania and the greater Lansing area. He is a leader in international education and partnerships and has served as a sport psychology consultant for national teams, national sport federations, clubs and individual athletes in Botswana.