Sport Sciences

Luca Paolo Ardigo'
Associate Professor
Matteo Bertucco
Associate Professor
Paola Cesari
Associate Professor
Massimo Lanza
Associate Professor
Federico Schena
Full Professor
Cantor Tarperi
Associate Professor
Massimo Venturelli
Associate Professor
Francesca Vitali
Temporary Assistant Professor
Paola Zamparo
Full Professor
Research interests
Topic People Description
Adapted Physical Activities Massimo Lanza
Physical activities and sports adapted to the needs of elderly people, people with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses with the aim of improving their psycho-physical condition, autonomy and well-being.
Biomechanics Matteo Bertucco
Biomechanics is concerned with the mechanical / anatomical bases of human movement. An interdisciplinary approach is used in which materials from anatomy, physiology and physics (mechanics) are integrated.
Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology Paola Zamparo
the interplay between the biomechanics and energetics of human locomotion: i. e. how the mechanical determinants of cyclic sports activities (such as cycling, swimming and running) influence their physiological responses.
Physical education Massimo Lanza
Epistemology, methods and didactics of the education of youth movement in school and their overall education through the movement.
Educazione fisica, prestazioni sportive ed attività fisiche adattate Federico Schena
Cantor Tarperi
Exercise physiology - Aging, Massimo Venturelli
The area of research includes age-related mechanisms that limit exercise capacity associated to the healthy lifestyle (centenarians), mobility limitations (frailty), and cognitive impairment (Alzheimer’s disease). With an integrative and translational approach, I am focusing on the role of vascular and mitochondrial function, associated to longevity, age-related disease, and dementia.
Gender differences in sport and exercise Francesca Vitali
Gender differences in sport and exercise; gender inequalities, discrimination, prejudice; gender equity in participation and access to sport; contrasting gender stereotypes and all forms of gender discriminations and violence based on gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity in sport.
Training methodology and sport performance. Luca Paolo Ardigo'
Federico Schena
Cantor Tarperi
The topics of this area include the scientific basis and the research development of training methodology in order to improve/optimize sport performance and related functional evaluation
Sport-Neuroscience Paola Cesari
Student-athlete dual career and career transitions Francesca Vitali
Existing public policies on the employability of (semi)professional student-athletes in the EU countries; athletic retirement and current public EU policies supporting (former)elite studenty-athletes in the transition from the retirement from sporting career to the first employment in the labour market; evidence-based good-practice examples and areas of development in promoting student-athletes employability; promoting the mental health of elite dual-career athletes.


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