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Emilio Landolfi

Dr. Emilio Landolfi, PhD

Associate Professor

Faculty of Health Sciences, Kinesiology

Abbotsford campus, D3103

Phone: 604-504-7441 ext. 4215

email Emilio


B.P.H.E.: University of Toronto
B.Ed.: University of Toronto
M.Ed.: University of Toronto
Ph.D.: University of Toronto  

Special professional qualifications     
CSEP Course Conductor and Examiner
CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist
Teachers Certificate of Qualification

Teaching Interests

Healthy Physical Activity   
Health Promotion
Pedagogical Aspects of Physical Education and Health
International Education
Online Teaching and Learning

Other activities  
Cycling, Weight-Training, Art, Photography, Music

Research Interests

Healthy Physical Activity
Coach Development and Training
School-Based Physical Education

Community involvement   
BC "In-Motion" Physical Activity Health Promotion Initiative
Active Kids BC
Select Standing Committee on Health (BC)
Physical & Health Education Canada
Physical Education BC
SportMed BC
British Columbia Child & Youth Health Research Society
Coaches Association of British Columbia
British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists


Refereed Journal Publications

Landolfi, E. (2016) Grade 10 Student Attitudes about Physical Activity and Teachers' Understanding. Physical and Health Education Journal, 81(3), 1-11. 

Landolfi, E. (2014). Ethics in Coaching: A Pilot Study of Coaches' Perspectives on Adjuncts to the Canadian Coaching Certification Program. In W.K. Simpson (Ed.), Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual (227-258). Boston MA: American Press.

Landolfi, E. (2014). Teachers' Understanding of Students' Attitudes and Values Physical Activity in Physical Education Drop Out Rates and Adolescent Obesity. The Physical Educator, 71 (3) 365-390.

Landolfi, E. (2013). An Investigation into High School Teachers'10th Grade Students' Attitudes and Values Toward Physical Activity as a Factor in Physical Education Drop Out Rates and Adolescent Obesity. International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 6(4), 363-378.

Montoya, C., Landolfi, E., Winkelman, M., Chamberlain, S.P., Fisch, K. & Wright, M. (2013). Olympic Year Impact on Leisure-Time Physical Activity Rates Across Within and Across Canadian Provinces and Territories. Physical Culture: Journal of Sport Sciences and Physical Education, 67 (2), 143-147.

Landolfi, E. (2013). Exercise Addiction. Sports Medicine, 43(2), 111-119.

Trifonas, P., & Landolfi, E. (2006). A Dialogue: On Knowledge, the Ethics of Evaluation, and Techno-Epistemological Postmodernity. Journal of CurriculumTheorizing, 22(4), 141-148.

Landolfi, E. (2003). School Science Laboratory Work as a Rite of Cultural Initiation. Canadian Journal of Science, Math & Technology Education, 3(3), 387-392.

Landolfi, E. (2002). Case Study of a Novice Science Teachers' Understanding of Practical Activities and their Deployment in School Science Laboratories. OISE Papers in STSE Education, 3, 191-205.

Landolfi, E. (1998). Using a Questionnaire to Understand Girls' Attitudes to Science in High School. Part II. Crucible, 30(2), 9-11.

Landolfi, E. (1998). Using a Questionnaire to Understand Girls' Attitudes to Science in High School. Part I. Crucible, 29(5), 22-23.

Non-refereed Journal Publications

Landolfi, E. (2003). Power & Strength: Bi-weekly Power Surge. Muscle & Fitness, 64(7), 70, 206.

Kennedy, R., & Landolfi, E. (203). Mack's Gym. MuscleMag International, 247, 236.

Landolfi, E., & Holman, S. (1999). Does Strength Equal Size? Iron Man, 58(1), 72.

Landolfi, E. (1998). Bodybuilding in the Olympics: Anatomy of an Olympic Vision. MuscleMag International, 193, 8.

Book Chapters

Lanolfi, E. (2012) Adolescent Obesity: Examining students' attitudes and values toward physical activity. In P.G. Klentrou (Ed.), Physical activity and exercise: Heatlh promotion and disease prevention (pp. 77-88). Athens, Greece: Athens Institue for Education and Research.


Edwards, J., Leadbetter, R., Potwarka, L., Landolfi, E., Kloos, K. and Culver, D. (2015). Understanding the Complexity of Effectively Delivering Coaching Education on a National Basis. Fredricton, NB: University of New Brunswick Press. 

Edwards, J., Leadbetter, R., Potwarka, L., Landolfi, E., Kloos, K. and Culver, D. (2014). Effectively Delivering Coaching Education by Learning Facilitators: An Assessment and Review of the Efficacy of Learning Facilitators for Hockey, Soccer, and Baseball Across Canada. Ottawa: Coaching Association of Canada.

Landolfi, E. (2003). Alternative Teacher Compensation Systems. Kelowna (BC) Canada: Society for Excellence in Education Publications.

Work Submitted

Landolfi, E. (2016). An Investigation of a Mandatory Daily Physical Activity Program for Grade 10 - 12 Students in the Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada. Journal of School Health., In Review.


OISE Papers in STSE Education. (2000).

Thorne, G. & Embleton, P. (1997). MucleMag International's Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding: The Ultimate A-Z Book on Muscle Building. Mississauga: MuscleMag International Publishing.


Personal Health and Fitness, a first-edition REVEL eCourse. Toronto: Pearson Education Canada. (2016).

Annals of Clinical Case Reports- Pain Management: Case Reports Editorial Board Member. (2016)

Psychology of Addictive Behaviors (2015).

Musica Donum (Music is a Gift). (2015).

Sports Medicine - Open (2015).

The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. (2014).

Journal of Physical Activity and Health. (2012).

Donatelle, R.J. & Tompson, A.M. (2012). Health: The basics (Fifth Canadian Edition). Toronto: Pearson Education Canada.

Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning. (2009).

Hales, D. & Lauzon, L. (2008). An Invitation to Health (First Canadian Ediction). Toronto: Thomson Nelson Publishing.

Fahey, T.D., Insel, P.M. & Roth, W.T. (2007). Fit & Well: Core Concepts and Labs in Physical Fitness and Wellness (First Canadian Edition).  Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.

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The kinesiology program has not only exposed me to the theory, but has equipped me with a vast amount of practical knowledge, applications, and tools to use in the future. This program has led me to pursue a career in medicine where I can have a positive impact on other and help them live a healthy life.

  • – P.J. Retief
  •    Kinesiology (Class of 2017)

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