Rita Santos Rocha

Rita Santos Rocha


Rita Alexandra Prior Falhas Santos Rocha


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Academic Degrees:

  • PhD in Human Movement, specialisation in Health & Fitness (2006), Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon.
  • Master in Exercise & Health (2000), Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon.
  • Post-grade courses: Public Management – INA, Lisbon (2010); Practical Epidemiology – Institute of Preventive Medicine – Fac. Medicine of Lisbon, Univ. Lisbon (2001).
  • Degree in Sport Science (1996), Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon.

Current Position:

  • Associate Professor at ESDRM-IPS - Sport Sciences School of Rio Maior – Polytechnic Institute of Santarém, Portugal (Professora Coordenadora).

Lecturing Activities:

  • Exercise Testing & Prescription;
  • Physical Activity & Public Health;
  • Biomechanics of Exercise.

Research Interests:

  • Effect of biomechanical loading on the musculoskeletal system in women during pregnancy and the postpartum period.Effect of morphology and physical activity.
  • Biomechanics of locomotion in elderly people. Relevant variables for risk of fracture reduction.
  • Biomechanical load on the musculoskeletal system in overweight and obese adolescents. Effect of morphology and physical activity.

Curriculum vitae:

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  • 2018 International Physics Olympics

    IMG 1611

  • National Biomechanics Day 2018

    No próximo dia 11 de abril, a Faculdade de Motricidade Humana abre as portas aos alunos do ensino secundário para lhes dar a conhecer a sua oferta formativa e o Laboratório de Biomecânica e Morfologia Funcional aproveita a iniciativa para celebrar também, pela segunda vez, o Dia Nacional da Biomecânica.

    NBD 2018