School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services
203 Wellness/Recreation Center
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0241
Phone: (319) 273-3013
Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Physical Education, Educational Administration (1975)
M.A. University of Northern Iowa Physical Education (1966)
B.A. University of Northern Iowa Physical Education, Industrial Arts (1965)
| Professional Experience
|Higher Education Teaching
Professor University of Northern Iowa 1983
Present Associate Professor University of Northern Iowa 1976 - 1983
Assistant Professor University of Northern Iowa 1972 - 1976
Graduate Assistant-teaching University of Minnesota 1971 - 1972
Primary Investigator Childhood Obesity Grant DHHS 2002-04
Head National Coach of USA A2 Olympic Center, Colorado
Women's Volleyball Team Springs, Colorado Summer 2001
Head Women's Volleyball Coach University of Northern Iowa 1981-2000 National Men & Women's
Swimming Coach Tehran, Iran 1967-1970
Teacher, K -12 Elementary Schools, Tehran, Iran 1957 - 1959
Experience with Diversity
First Deputy Sport, Physical Education & Recreation Organization of Iran 1977 - 1979
President Institution of Sports (coaching college) Tehran, Iran 1969 - 1970
Executive Director of Education Dept. Sports, Physical Education & Leisure 1967 - 1968
Organization of Iran
Physical and Aquatic Director YM-YWCA of Davenport, Iowa 1966 - 1967
Aquatic Director YMCA of Cedar Falls, Iowa 1963 - 1965
|Selected Publications (Books)
| Intricacies of Coaching Volleyball. Second Edition. Congdon Printing Co., Cedar Falls, Iowa , 1994, 248 pages.
Intricacies of Coaching Volleyball. First Edition. Morris Printing Co., Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1991, 250 pages.
Teaching and Coaching Volleyball. Woolverton Printing Co., Cedar Falls, Iowa , 1987, 229 pages.
Theory of Coaching Volleyball. Woolverton Printing Co., Cedar Falls, Iowa , 1985, 155 pages.
Coaching Volleyball . Burgess Publishing Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1983, 153 pages.
Curriculum and Achievement Guide for Elementary Physical Education. University of Northern Iowa Print Center, 1979, 86 pages.
A Guide to Practice Teaching at the Elementary School. (In Persian Language) Iran 's Ministry of Education Publication, 1978, 62 pages.
Elementary Physical Education Activities (In Persian Language) Iran 's Ministry of Education Publication, 1978, 420 pages.
Athletic Diet and Nutrition Guide. (In Persian Language) Dunnesh Publishing Co., Tehran, Iran, 1977, 127 pages.
Scientific Approach to Physical Training. (In Persian Language) Dunnesh Publishing Co., Tehran, Iran, 1977, 220 pages.
Modern Method of Teaching Swimming. (In Persian Language) Dunnesh Publishing Co., 1970, 117 pages.
Nutrition For Volleyball Players, I. Ahrabi-Fard, O. Matvienko F. Dolgener Performance Volleyball Conditioning, Vol. 13 Number 1, 2006, page 11.
Conditioning Guides For Elite Athletes: Technical Conditioning Iradge Aharabi-Fard Coaching Volleyball July/August 2005 Pages 10-13.
Resistance Training Iradge Aharabi-Fard Coaching Volleyball , May/June 2005 Pages
The Effect of Air Density on Passing a Serve” Iradge Aharabi-Fard, Michael Roth Journal of International Volleyball, 2002.
Passing Linear and Non-linear Preference, Iradge Aharabi-Fard Coaching Volleyball, May/June 2002, Pages 13-14.
Passing a Serve in Different Air Density, Iradge Aharabi-Fard Coaching Volleyball, Oct/Nov 2001, pages 16-19.
Passing: An Essential But Difficult Skill to Teach, Iradge Aharabi-Fard Coaching Volleyball, Feb/March 2001, pages 26-29.
An Educator/Coach, Coaching Volleyball, Iradge Aharabi-Fard April/May 2000, pages
The Relationship Between Arms as a Contact Platform and The Hip Level During the Pass or Dig, Iradge Ahrabi-Fard & Bobbi Petersen, Coaching Volleyball, Dec 1999/Jan 2000, pages 18-20.
Three Phases of Dynamic Flexibility Training to Improve Spiking Velocity, Iradge Ahrabi-Fard Performance Volleyball Conditioning, Vol. 7, Nov 6, 1999, pages 1-2.
Healthy Active Living a trend for physical educators' advocacy Seoul, Korea Nov. 18, 2006
Gender Equity in Olympiad University of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia May 11 2006
How to Become a Scientific Coach hours of Keynote presentation to the National Coaches of China Uromuchi, China July 26 2005
Current Concerns of Physical Education at School Baptist School, Hong Kong, July 21, 2005
Scientific Approach to Wrestler's Weight Loss Effort International Conference of Wrestling Science, Tehran Iran, April 14, 2003.
Coaching Effectiveness University of Guangzhou, China Dec. 8, 2002.
Pedagogy a Key to Successful Teaching of Physical Activities. National Convention, Tehran, Iran, May, 2000.
New Direction for School Physical Education, 4 hr. presentation, Tehran, Iran, October 3, 1997.
Flexibility Influence on Volleyball Performance National Convention of American Volleyball Coaches Association, New Orleans, Dec 20, 2002
The Effect of Air Density on the Serve on Men's International Volleyball National Convention of American Coaches Association, San Diego, Dec 19, 2001
Court Availability Angle Different Attack Area of the Net, Height and Depth of Set, and Block Height Variables, Ahrabi-Fard I and Roth M, San Diego, Dec 19, 2001.
Transition Offense of Middle Attacker, Ahrabi-Fard I, San Diego, Dec 18, 2001.
The Effect of Rally Scoring On NCAA Division I Women Volleyball, Ahrabi-Fard I and Hensley L, San Diego, Dec 17, 2001.
Research Findings of Rally Scoring at Men's International. National Volleyball Convention, Richmond , Virginia. December, 18, 2000.
|Professional & Academic Memberships / Activities
| American Volleyball Coaches Association, 1980-present.
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1971-Present.
Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1971-2000.
Iowa Track and Field Coaches Association, 1978-1980.
Iowa Swimming Coaches Association, 1971-1977.
American Swimming Coaches Association, 1964-66, 1971-77.
| Missouri Valley Volleyball Coach of the Century, November 18, 2006.
Dean's Award Ethic of Caring Faculty College of Education, University of Northern Iowa Dec. 2005.
Board of Regent Faculty Excellent Award, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa Nov. 1 st, 2005.
Hall of Excellence Award, School of Health Physical Education and leisure Services, University of Northern Iowa, Oct. 21, 2005.
Inaugural Volleyball Hall of Fame, American Volleyball Coaches Association, Dallas, 2003.
Founder's Award American National Coaches Association New Orleans, 2002.
University of Northern Iowa Athletic Hall of Fame, 2002.
University of Northern Iowa College of Education Excellence in Teaching Award, 2001.