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IFAPA names Porretta as Fellow

EHE News
March 01, 2012

David Porretta

David Porretta, professor of physical activity and educational services, has been selected as a Fellow by the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity in recognition of his scholarship and service to adapted physical activity around the world. He was recognized at the 2011 International Symposium on Adapted Physical Activity in Paris.

Porretta's scholarship focuses on psychological variables that ultimately affect the motor behavior of individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in physical activity settings. He has received more than $3.9 million in external funding for training and research.

Porretta has numerous major publications in scholarly journals and regularly presents scholarly papers at international, national and state meetings. His leadership activities include serving on IFAPA's advisory board and as president of the National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPERID).

In addition to his IFAPA fellowship, Porretta is an elected Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology.

His honors include the Adapted Physical Activity Council's (AAHPERD) Professional Recognition Award, and the NCPERID Hollis Fait Scholarly Contribution Award and the G. Lawrence Rarick Research Award.

He has served as editor of Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, IFAPA's official journal.