Jordi Porta Manzañido

JORDI PORTA MANZAÑIDO

ACADEMICAL DATA

Studies:
1970.- Graduated in Electronic Engineering (Technical Engineering School of Terrassa, University of Barcelona).
1971.- Master in Servomechanism Engineering  (UCAL, Sta. Barbara, USA ).
1973.- Graduated in Physical Education & Sports ( INEF, Madrid ).
1979.- (since): Teaching at the National Physical Education & Sports Institute of  Catalunya, Barcelona (INEFC, Barcelona)
1989-91.- Scholarship  from CIRIT ( Fullbright )  to  follow  Doctorate  studies  in  USDS, San Diego, USA and  Simon Frazer University, Vancouver, Canada.
1999.- Ph. D. in Sports Sciences: INEFC, Barcelona and Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona (INEFC) - Thesis (“Cum Laude”):  “Quantification and distribution of adipose tissue in elite athletes measured with Nuclear Magnetic Imaging”.
2006.-  (since): Professor of the Department of Health & Applied Sciences (DHAS) at the INEFC, Barcelona


PROFESSIONAL STATUS

Since 1979: Teaching at the National Sports Institute of Catalunya, (INEFC, Barcelona). Main subjects:
1.- Kinesiology and Technology of Fitness and Sports.
2.- Kinanthropometry.
1984-1992: Lecturer in some of the Coaches Courses of the Spanish and Catalan Gymnastic  & Track and Field Federations.
Since 1992: Lecturer at the Sports Medicine School of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona (UB).
Since 1994: Associated teacher in the Master Courses of Sports Coaching of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE).
Since 1996: Associated teacher in the Master Courses of Sports Physiotherapy (UB).
2000-2005:  Scientific consultant for the Spanish Cycling Federation.
Since 2002 (re-accredited, 2007): Level 3 Anthropometrist (Instructor) of the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK).
2007-2011: Chairman of the Health & Applied Sciences Department of  INEFC, Barcelona.
2007-2011: Vice-president of Grupo Español de Cineantropometría (GREC).
Since 2009: Criterion Anthropometrist (level 4) of the ISAK.


RESEARCH FIELDS OF INTEREST

     Kinanthropometry:
         1.1. Validation of Bioimpedance (BIA) methods.Body composition and somatotype analysis.
         1.2. Body composition and Somatotype analysis.
         1.3. Study of human proportionality.

     Prescription of physical activity and exercise for health:
         2.1. Energy balance with different types of exercises and ergometers.
         2.2. Bone density improvement through exercise in pre-post menopause.
         2.3. Calcium intake for the improvement of mineralisation and strength.
         2.4. A new method (SAFfE) for the prevention and therapy of back pain.  
 

 


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