Mynette Aguilar

Administrative Positions

Prof. Aguilar succeeded Prof. Lourdes Saniel as College Secretary of the College of Human Kinetics upon Prof. Saniel's retirement from government service in 1994. From 1994 to 2003, Prof. Aguilar served during the terms of Dean Artemio Isidro, Dean Leilani Gonzalo and Dean Gilda Uy. Her request to be relieved of her post to focus on her graduate studies came with Dean Uy's appointment for a second term.

Although a regular faculty after that, she has been involved in various college and university committee work such as: UP Diliman University Council Committee Member on Student Organizations, Activities & Welfare [Feb 2003-May 2009]; UP-CHK Graduate Committee member [academic year 2004-2005]; UP-CHK Library Committee Chair [academic years 2004-2005 & 2005-2006]; UP-Diliman Dormitory Admissions and Oversight Committee member [academic year 2009-2010].

Prof. Aguilar's last administrative post was as CHK Graduate Studies Program Director for academic years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011.

Courses handled

Prof. Aguilar handles various dance courses at the College of Human Kinetics for both undergraduate and graduate students. For Basic Physical Education activity classes, she focuses on recreational and community dances such as Line Dance, which she instituted in 1997, Social Dance, with a focus on Pinoy Ballroom dancing, and Foreign Folk Dance. For CHK major classes, she teaches Fundamental Rhythms, History of Dance and Asian Dance. For CHK graduate classes, she handles the Dance in Culture class, and has handled the Dance Composition I class as well as Curriculum Development in Physical Education.


Buot,M.M. and Aguilar, M dR. (2009). “Comparative Analysis of Geographic and Cultural Influences on Philippine Jotas Based on Dance Movements

Awards and Recognitions

1st Gawad Kinetika Awardee - Outstanding Faculty Administrator (awarded April 22, 2001)

Gawad Kinetika Awardee - Outstanding Faculty for Extension as member of the Dance Congress Team (awarded April 24, 2005)


“Line Dance as a Physical Intervention Program” 3rd Human Movement Science Symposium, CAS-UP Los Baňos, Feb 21, 2011.

“Scrutineering System for Ballroom Dancing” 1st National Congress on Ballroom Dancing: A Training Workshop on How to Ballroom Dance the Right Way, organized by the Council of United Professional Dance Teachers of the Philippines, Oct 16-17, 2008.

“Staying Fit Through Dances” 1st Human Movement Scientific Symposium (plenary), CAS-UP Los Baňos, Sept. 22, 2008.

“Flawless Execution & Degree of Difficulty” 2008 UAAP Cheerleading Seminar-Workshop sponsored by the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, June 28, 2008.

Research Activities

Line Dance as a Physical Activity Intervention Program, Project Leader, March 2011- (on-going), with funding from Gatorade

Community Empowerment: An Interdisciplinary Research On Alternative Model Towards Sustainable Tourism Industry Project Leader for Games, Sports and Dances Group, October 2006-December 2010, funded by UP Diliman Open Grant

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