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Paul Rukavina

Associate Professor
Exercise Science, Health Studies, Physical Education And Spo
Adelphi University
United States of America


Paul Rukavina completed PhD-Kinesiology- Pedagogy/Motor Learning, Louisiana State University (2003) MS-Exercise Science/PE- Motor Learning and Development, Arizona State University (1998) BS-Psychology, Coaching, University of Wisconsin-River Falls (1996).Research Fellow- American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance- Research Consortium (2011).

Research Interest

Health and Physical Education Program Development and Evaluation Teaching and Learning in Physical Activity Obesity Bias in Physical Education Skill Aquisition in Physical Education and Sport Preparation of Preservice Teachers Motivation in Physical Activity Settings.


  • Bernstein, E., Gibbone, A., & Rukavina, P. B. (2015), Middle school students’ perceptions of competition and enjoyment during dance specific active gaming in physical education. Physical Educator, 72, 98-121.

  • Doolittle, S., Rukavina, P. B., Li, W., Manson, M, & Beale, A. (2016), Middle school physical education teachers’ perceptions of overweight students. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 35, 127-137.

  • Rukavina, P. B., & Doolittle, S. (2016), Facilitating positive experiences for overweight and obese students into physical education. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 87, 36-45.

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