Fabio Fontana, Ph.D.
Professor Fabio Fontana has been with UNI since 2008 as anassistant professor. Currently, Dr. Fontana teaches the undergraduate course Introduction to Motor Behavior and the graduate course Motor Learning and Control. Dr. Fontana is a member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. His research examines youth sports and factors affecting physical activity levels in children and adolescents.
School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services, 2008-present
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Department of Kinesiology and Sport Studies, 2006-2008
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
Okazaki, F., Keller, B., Fontana, F., Gallagher, J. (in press). The relative age effect among female Brazilian youth volleyball players. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sports.
Bressel, E., Willardson, J., Thompson, B., Fontana, F. (in press). Effect of instructions, surface stability, and load intensity on trunk muscle activity. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology.
Fontana, F., Mazzardo, O., Furtado, O., Gallagher, J. (in press). Whole and part practice: a meta-analysis. Perceptual and Motor Skills.
Willardson, J. M., Kattenbraker, M. S, Khairallah, M., & Fontana, F. (in press). Research Note: Effect of load reductions over consecutive sets on repetition performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
Fontana, F., Mazzardo, O., Mokgothu, C., Furtado, O., & Gallagher, J. (2009) Influence of exercise intensity on decision-making performance of experienced and inexperienced soccer players. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology , 31, 135-151.
Willardson, J. M., Fontana, F., & Bressel, E. (2009) Effect of surface stability on core muscle activity for dynamic resistance exercises. International Journal of Sport Physiology and Performance, 4, 97-109.
Marston, R., & Fontana, F. (2008). Sport stacking as an assessment of hand-eye coordination. Journal: Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 30, 17-18.
University of Northern Iowa
203 Wellness/Recreation Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0241
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, Motor Learning and Development (2007)
M.Ed. University of Pittsburgh, Research Methodology (2006)
M.S. University of Pittsburgh, Developmental Movement (2004)
B.S. Federal University of Parana, Brazil, Health and Physical Education (1997)