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Iva Obrusnikova

Associate Professor
Behavioral Health & Nutrition
016 Carpenter Sports Bldg.

Research Interests

  • Physical Activity and Social Behavior of Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Inclusion of Children and Adolescents With Disabilities in Physical Activity Settings


  • Ph.D., Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2004
  • M.Sc. (EMDAPA), Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium, 2001
  • M.Ed., Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 1998


  • BHAN 342: Intro to Adapted Physical Activity
  • BHAN 324: Measurement and Evaluation
  • BHAN 319: Health Related Fitness
  • BHAN 403: Practicum in Adapted Physical Activity
  • BHAN 400, Student Teaching Supervision
  • BHAN 445: Health, Physical Activity, and Disability

Honors, Awards and Major Professional Offices Held

  • Christina Board of Education Citizenship Award, Christina School District, 2012.
  • Editorial board member (2011-2014) and abstractor (2009-2013) for the Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly.
  • Research Consortium Fellow, American Alliance for Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 2011.
  • National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities, Member-at-Large, 2011-2013.
  • North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity, Secretary, 2008-2012.
  • 1st Prize Merit Award – Pediatrics. Women & Children’s Health Research Conference. . University of Delaware, Newark.
  • International Travel Award. Received funding to attend the 2009 International Symposium in Adapted Physical Activity, Gavle, Sweden.
  • Fulbright-Palacky Grant: Council for International Exchange of Scholars, University of Virginia, 2000.
  • Socrates/Erasmus Scholarship: European Master’s Degree in Adapted Physical Activity, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium, 1999.


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