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David F. Stodden, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Department: Educational and Developmental Science
College of Education
Phone: 803-777-9882

Blatt PE Center 218-K

Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
David F. Stodden, Ph.D., C.S.C.S.


Ph.D.  in Motor Behavior, Auburn University

M.S. in Exercise and Sport Science, Iowa State University

B.S. in Biology, Buena Vista University


David Stodden's research agenda focuses on promoting the acquisition and development of fundamental motor skills and the association of motor skill competence with physical activity, health-related physical fitness, perceived competence, and obesity across the lifespan. His research emphasizes the need to address and understand developmental mechanisms and casual pathways related to youth physical development and trajectories of physical activity and obesity. In addition, research addressing ballistic skills allows him to further explore the behavioral and mechanical nature of multijoint ballistic motor skills and apply this knowledge to skill acquisition, youth physical development and assessment validation.


David F. Stodden is the Director of the Human Performance and Development Laboratory and a Professor in the College of Education's Department of Educational and Developmental Science.

He earned his Ph.D. in Motor Behavior from Auburn University, his M.S. in Exercise and Sport Science from Iowa State University and his B.S. in Biology at Buena Vista University.

Prior to joining the University of South Carolina in the fall of 2013, Stodden held faculty positions at Texas Tech University and Bowling Green State University. Additionally, he served as a consultant and minor league strength and conditioning coach for the Cleveland Indians organization and has worked at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL.

Stodden's research focuses on identifying constraints in the acquisition and development of ballistic motor skills; the association of motor competence with physical activity, health-related physical fitness, perceived competence and obesity across the lifespan; and strength and conditioning related to performance.

Stodden has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Association for Sport & Physical Education, Duke Foundation and other sources throughout his career.

His research has been published in journals including Motor Control, Journal of Motor Behavior, Pediatric Exercise Science, Journal of Physical Activity & Health, Sports Medicine, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Journal of Applied Biomechanics and multiple others.

Selected Publications

Names in italics denote graduate student author contributions under my supervision
* Denotes senior author role.
+ Denotes International author collaboration

Sacko, R.S., +Utesch, T., +Bardid, F., *Stodden, D.F. The impact of motor competence on energy expenditure during object projection skill performance in children and young adults. Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior. (submitted).

Sacko, R.S., +Utesch, T., +Cordovil, R, +DeMeester, A., Ferkel, R. True, L., Gao, Z., Goodway, J.D., Bott, T.S., *Stodden D.F. (2020). Developmental sequences for observing and assessing forceful kicking. European Physical Education Review. October 2020. doi:10.1177/1356336X20962134

De Meester, A., Barnett, L.M., Brian, A…. & Stodden, D. F. (2020). The Relationship Between Actual and Perceived Motor Competence in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Sports Medicine. (Impact Factor: 9.76)

Brian, A., Getchell, N., True, L., De Meester A., Stodden D.F. (2020). Reconceptualizing and Operationalizing Seefeldt’s Proficiency Barrier: Applications and Future Directions. Sports Medicine. (Impact Factor: 9.76)

+Lopes, V. P.; Malina, R. M.; Lopes, L.; Santos, R.; Stodden, D. F.; Rodrigues, L. P. (In Press). Testing the motor proficiency barrier hypothesis for physical activity and weight status in youth. Journal of Sport and Health Research. (Impact Factor: 3.49)

+Pesce, C, Lakes, K.D., Stodden, D.F., Marchetti, R. (2020). Fostering Self-Control Development With a Designed Intervention in Physical Education: A Two-Year Class-Randomized Trial. Trial. Child Development.1-22. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.13445 (Impact Factor: 4.89)

Pope, Z.C., Huang, C., Stodden, D.F., McDonough, D.J. Gao, Z. (in press). Effect of Children’s Weight Status on Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior during Physical Education, Recess, and After School. Journal of Clinical Medicine. (Impact Factor: 3.03)

+Cattuzzo, M. T., Santana, F. S. D., Safons, M. P., Ré, A. H. N., Nesbitt, D. R., Santos, A. B. D., ... & *Stodden, D. F. (2020). Assessment in the Supine-To-Stand Task and Functional Health from Youth to Old Age: A Systematic Review. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17(16), 5794. (Impact Factor: 2.85)

Robinson LE, Wang L, Colabianchi N, Stodden D.F., Ulrich, D. (2020). Protocol for a two-cohort randomized cluster clinical trial of a motor skills intervention: The Promoting Activity and Trajectories of Health (PATH) Study. BMJ Open;10:e037497. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-037497 (Impact Factor: 2.50)

+Duncan, M. J., Dobell, A., Noon, M., Clark, C. C., Roscoe, C. M., Faghy, M. A., Stodden, D.F., ... & Eyre, E. L. (2020). Calibration and Cross-Validation of Accelerometery for Estimating Movement Skills in Children Aged 8–12 Years. Sensors, 20(10), 2776. (Impact Factor: 3.28)

Lima, R. A., Stodden, D. F., Pfeiffer, K. A., Larsen, L. R., Barros, M. V., Bugge, A., & Andersen, L. B. (2020). Dynamic Balance, but Not Precision Throw, Is Positively Associated with Academic Performance in Children. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(8), 2790. (Impact Factor: 2.47)

+Jaakkola, T., Yli‐Piipari, S., Stodden, D. F., Huhtiniemi, M., Salin, K., Seppälä, S., ... & Gråstén, A. (2020). Identifying childhood movement profiles and tracking physical activity and sedentary time across 1 year. Translational Sports Medicine. 1-8. DOI: 10.1002/tsm2.156

+Ré, A.H.N., Okely, T. Logan, S., +Silva, M., +Cattuzzo, M.T., Stodden, D.F. (2020). Relationship between meeting physical activity guidelines and motor competence among low-income school youth. Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, 23,6. 591-595. (Impact Factor: 3.61)

Pfeifer C.E., Sacko, R.S., Ortaglia, A., Beattie, P.F, *Stodden, D.F. (2019 ahead of Print). Fit to Play? Health-Related Fitness of Youth Athletes. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. (Impact Factor: 2.97)

Ferkel, R. C., Stodden, D. F., & Fisher, K. M. (2019). Differences between student outcomes in high school physical education: Fitness education curriculum vs. sport-based curriculum. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health, 6(4): 174-179. (Impact Factor: 5.2)

+Henrique, R. S., Stodden, D. F., Fransen, J., Feitoza, A. H., Ré, A. H., Martins, C. M., ... & Cattuzzo, M. T. (2019). Is motor competence associated with the risk of central obesity in preschoolers?. American Journal of Human Biology.DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.23364 (Impact Factor: 1.56)

+Avigo, E. L. L., Stodden, D. F., +Silva, A. A., +Rodrigues, V. B., & +Barela, J. A. (2019). Motor competence deficit in urban-area Brazilian children based on chronological age. Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior, 13(2), 52-63. (Impact Factor: .73)

+Coppens, E., +Bardid, F., +Deconinck, F. J., +Haerens, L., Stodden, D.F., +D'Hondt, E., & +Lenoir, M.E. (2019). Developmental change in motor competence: A latent growth curve analysis. Frontiers in Physiology, 10, 1273. (Impact Factor: 4.13)

Carlisle, C.C., Weaver, G.R., Stodden D.F., +Cattuzzo, M.T. (2019). Contribution of Organized Sport Participation to Health-Related Fitness in Adolescents. Global Pediatric Health, 6, 1-6.

Zhang, P., Lee, J. E., Stodden, D. F., & Gao, Z. (2019). Longitudinal Trajectories of Children’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors on Weekdays and Weekends. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 16(12), 1123-1128. (Impact Factor: 2.12)

+ Lima, R. A., +Bugge, A., +Ersbøll, A. K., Stodden, D. F., +Andersen, L.B., (2019). The longitudinal relationship between motor competence and measures of fatness and fitness from childhood into adolescence. Jornal de Pediatria (Versão em Português), 95(4), 482-488. (Impact Factor: 2.08)

Sacko, R. S., McIver, K., Brazendale, K., Pfeifer, C., Brian, A., Nesbitt, D. R., & *Stodden, D. F. (2019). Comparison of Indirect Calorimetry-and Accelerometry-Based Energy Expenditure During Children‘s Discrete Skill Performance. Research quarterly for exercise and sport, 90(4), 629-640.DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2019.1642440 (Impact Factor: 2.01)

Brian, A., Pennell, A., Taunton Meidema, S., Starrett, A., Howard-Shaughnessy, C., Goodway, J. D., Wadsworth, D., Rudisill, M., & *Stodden, D. F. (2019). Motor competence levels and developmental delay in early childhood: A multicenter cross-sectional study conducted in the United States, Sports Medicine. (Impact Factor: 9.76)

Stewart, G., Webster, C.A., Stodden, D.F., Brian, A., Egan, C.A., Weaver, R.G. (2019). The Association of Children’s Participation in School Physical Activity Opportunities with Classroom Conduct. International Journal of Educational Research. 97, 22-28. (Impact Factor: 1.34)

Kramer, T. A., Sacko, R. S., Pfeifer, C. E., Gatens, D. R., Goins, J. M., & Stodden, D. F. (2019). The Association Between the Functional Movement ScreenTM, Y-Balance Test, and Physical Performance in Male and Female High School Athletes. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 14(6), 911-919. (Impact Factor: 2.55)

+Valdívia, A.B., +Henrique, R.S., +Pereira, S., Chaves, R.N., +Tani, G., +Freitas, D., +Prista A, Stodden, D.F., Katzmarzyk, P.T., Hedeker, +Maia, J. (2019). Familial resemblance in gross motor coordination. The Peruvian Sibling Study on Growth and Health. Annals of human biology, 1-23. (Impact Factor: 1.81)

+Jaakkola, T., +Huhtiniemi, M., +Salin, K., +Seppälä, S., +Lahti, J., +Hakonen, H., & Stodden, D. F. (2019). Motor competence, perceived physical competence, physical fitness, and physical activity within Finnish children. Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports. DOI: 10.1111/sms.13412 (Impact Factor: 3.62)

Sacko, R. S., Nesbitt, D., McIver, K., Brian, A., Bardid, F., & *Stodden, D. F. (2019). Children’s Metabolic Expenditure during Object Projection Skill Performance: New Insight for Activity Intensity Relativity. Journal of Sports Sciences. (Impact Factor: 2.73)

+Hill, M.W., +Wdowski, M.M., Pennell, A., Stodden, D.F., & +Duncan, M.J. (2019). Dynamic postural control in children: Do the arms lend the legs a helping hand? Frontiers in Physiology. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.01932 (Impact Factor: 4.13)

Stewart, G., Webster, C. A., Weaver, R. G., Stodden, D. F., Brian, A., Egan, C. A., Michael, R. D., Sacko, R., & Patey, M. (2019). Evaluation of a classroom movement integration training delivered in a low socioeconomic school district. Evaluation and Program Planning. (Impact Factor: 1.21)

+ Luz, C., + Cordovil, R., + Rodrigues, L. P., Gao, Z., Goodway, J., Sacko, R. S., … *Stodden, D. F. (2019). Motor Competence and Health Related Fitness in Children: A Cross-cultural Comparison between Portugal and the United States. Journal of Sport and Health Science. (Impact Factor: 2.59)               

Molina, S. L., Bott, T. S., & *Stodden, D. F. (2019). Applications of the speed-accuracy trade-off and impulse variability theory for teaching ballistic motor skills. Journal of Motor Behavior. DOI: 10.1080/00222895.2019.1565526 (Impact Factor: 1.41)

Egan, C. A., Webster, C. A., Stewart, G. L., Weaver, R. G., Brian, A., & Stodden, D.F., Russ, L. B.,  (2019). Case study of a health optimizing physical education-based comprehensive school physical activity program. Evaluation and program planning, 72, 106-117.

Pfeifer, C. E., Sacko R. S., Ortaglia A, Monsma E. V., Beattie P. F., Goins J., *Stodden, D.F. (2019). Functional Movement Screen in Youth Sport Participants: Evaluating the Proficiency Barrier for Injury. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 14(3), 436-444. (Impact Factor: 3.54)

Stewart, G., Webster, C. A., Brian, A., Stodden, D. F., Egan, C. A., & Weaver, R. G. (2018). Systematically Observed Movement Integration in a Low Socioeconomic School District: A Cross-Sectional, Observational Study. American Journal of Health Promotion, 1-7. DOI: 10.1177/0890117118819348. (Impact Factor: 1.60)

Sacko, R.S., Brazendale, K., Brian, A., McIver, K., Nesbitt, D., Pfeifer, C., *Stodden D.F. (2018). Comparison of Indirect Calorimetry- and Accelerometry-based Energy Expenditure During Object Project Skill Performance. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 1-11. (Impact Factor: 1.67)

Ye, S., Lee, J., Stodden, D.F., Gao, Z. (2018). Impact of exergaming on children’s motor skill performance and health-related fitness: A quasi-experimental study. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 7(6). doi:10.3390/jcm709026.  (Impact Factor: 5.58)

Sacko, R. S., McIver, K., Brian, A., & *Stodden, D. F. (2018). New insight for activity intensity relativity, metabolic expenditure during object projection skill performance. Journal of sports sciences, 1-7. (Impact Factor: 2.34)

+Hulteen, R.M., +Morgan, P.J., +Barnett, L.M., Stodden, D.F.  +Lubans, D.R. (2018). Development of foundational movement skills: A conceptual model for physical activity across the lifespan. Sports Medicine, 48(7), 1533-1540 (Impact Factor: 7.1)

Nesbitt, D. R., Molina, S., Sacko, R., Robinson, L., Brian, A., & *Stodden, D. F. (2018). Examining the feasibility of supine-to-stand as a measure of functional motor competence. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 1-34.

Brian, A., Haegele, J., Nesbitt, D., Lieberman, L., Bostick, L., Taunton, S., & Stodden, D. F. (2018). Perceptions of motor competence for children with and without visual impairments. Journal of Visual Impairments and Blindness.112(1),118-124.

+De Meester, A., Stodden, D. F., Brian, A., True, L., Ferkel, R., Goodway, J. D., +Haerens, L. (2018). Identification of a motor competence proficiency barrier for meeting physical activity guidelines. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 21(1), 58-62. DOI: 10.1080/17408989.2017.1341474. (Impact Factor: 3.8)       

Egan, C.A., Webster, C.A., Weaver, R.G., Brian, A., Stodden, D.F., Russ, L.B., Nesbitt, D., & Vazou, S. (2018). Partnerships for Active Children in Elementary Schools (PACES): First year process evaluation. Evaluation and Program Planning, 67, 61-69. (Impact Factor: 1.21)

Logan, S.W., Ross, S.M., Chee, K., Stodden, D.F., & Robinson, L.E. (2018). Fundamental motor skills: A systematic review of terminology. Journal of Sports Sciences. (Impact Factor: 2.4)

Lane, A. P., Molina, S. L., Tolleson, D. A., Langendorfer, S. J., Goodway, J. D., & *Stodden, D. F. (2017). Developmental sequences for the standing long jump landing: A pre-longitudinal screening. Journal of Motor Learning and Development. 1-26.

+Khodaverdi, Z., Goodway, J. D., & *Stodden, D. F. (2017). Associations between physical activity and health-related physical fitness across childhood. Turkish Journal of Sport and Science, 19(2), 169-176. DOI: 10.15314/tsed.315806.

+Duncan, M., +Lawson, C., +Walker, L. J., Stodden D. F. & +Eyre, E. (2017). The utility of the supine to stand test as a measure of functional motor competence in children aged 5-9 years old. Sports. 5(3), 67; doi:10.3390/sports5030067

Molina, S. L. & *Stodden, D. F. (2017) Examining impulse-variability theory and the speed-accuracy trade-off in children’s overarm throwing performance. Motor Control. 1-23. (Impact Factor: 1.5)

+Lopes, V.P., Stodden, D. F., +Rodriguez, L.P. (2017). Effectiveness of Physical Education to Promote Motor Competence in Primary School Children. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 1-14. (Impact Factor: 1.6)

True, L., Brian, A., Goodway, J., *Stodden, D. F. (2017). Relationships among product and process-oriented measures of motor skill competence and perceived competence in boys and girls. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 1-23.

+Ré, A.H.N., Logan, S., +Cattuzzo, M.T., +Henrique, R.D.S., Stodden, D.F. (2017). Comparison of motor competence levels on two assessments across childhood Journal of Sports Sciences, 1-6. (Impact Factor: 2.4)

Nesbitt, D. R., Molina, S., +Cattuzzo, M. T., Phillips, D. S., Robinson, L., & *Stodden, D. F. (2017). Assessment of a Supine-to-Stand (STS) task in early childhood: A measure of functional motor competence. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 1-25. doi: 10.1123/jmld.2016-0049

+ Lima, R.A., Pfeiffer, K.A., +Larsen, L.R., +Bugge, A.,+Møller, N.C., +Andersen, L.B., Stodden, D.F. (2017). Physical activity and motor competence present a positive reciprocal longitudinal relationship across childhood and early adolescence. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 14, 440-447. (Impact Factor: 1.95)

+ Lima, R.A., Pfeiffer, K.A., +Bugge, A., +Møller, N.C., +Andersen, L.B., Stodden, D.F. (2017). Motor competence and cardiorespiratory fitness have greater influence on body fatness than physical activity across time. Scand J Med Sci Sport, 1-10. (Impact Factor: 3.3)

Gao, Z., Chen, S., Stodden, D.F., Xiang, P., Huang, C. (2017). Investigating elementary school children’s daily physical activity and sedentary behaviors during weekdays. Journal of Sports Sciences, 99-104. (Impact Factor: 2.4)

Gao, Z., Pope, Z., Lee, J., Stodden, D.F., Roncesvalles, N., Pasco, D., Huang, C., & Feng, D. (2017). Impact of exergaming on young children’s school day energy expenditure and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 6, 11-16. (impact factor: 1.68)

Logan, S.W., +Barnett, L.M., Goodway, J.D., & *Stodden, D.F. (2017). Comparison of performance on process- and product-oriented assessment of fundamental motor skills across childhood. Journal of Sports Sciences. DOI:10.1080/02640414.2016.1183803 (Impact Factor: 2.4)

Stodden, D.F., Sacko, R., & Nesbitt, D. R. (2017). A Review of the Promotion of Fitness Measures and Health Outcomes in Youth. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 11(3), 232-242. Invited

+De Meester, A., Stodden, D.F., Brian, A., True, L., +Cardon, G., +Tallir, I.,+Haerens, L. (2016). Associations among Elementary School Children’s Actual Motor Competence, Perceived Motor Competence, Physical Activity and BMI: A Cross-Sectional Study. PloS One, 11(10), e0164600. (Impact Factor: 3.2)

+Henrique R.S., +Ré, A.H., Stodden, D.F., +Fransen, J., +Campos, C.C., +Queiroz, D.R., +Cattuzzo, M.T. (2016). Association between sports participation, motor competence and weight status: A longitudinal study. Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport. 19(10):825-829. (Impact Factor: 3.8)

Webster, C. A., Stodden, D. F., Carson, R. L., Egan, C. A., & Nesbitt, D. (2016). Integrative Public Health-Aligned Physical Education and implications for the professional preparation of future teachers and teacher educators/researchers in the field. Quest. (Impact Factor: 1.0)

+Duncan, M. J., +Bryant, E., Stodden D.F. (2016). Low fundamental movement skill proficiency is associated with high BMI and body fatness in girls but not boys aged 6-11 years old.  Journal of Sports Sciences. 1-11. (Impact Factor: 2.4)

Lee, J., Stodden, D.F., & Gao, Z., (2016). Young Children’s Energy Expenditure and Moderate-to-vigorous Physical Activity on Weekdays and Weekends. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 13, 1013 -1016. (Impact Factor: 1.95)

+De Meester, A., +Maes, J., Stodden D.F., +Cardon, G., Goodway, J.D., +Lenoir, M., +Haerens, L. (2016). Identifying profiles of actual and perceived motor competence among adolescents: associations with motivation, physical activity and sports participation.  Journal of Sports Sciences. 1-11 (Impact Factor: 2.4)

+Ré, A.H.N., +Cattuzzo, M.T., +Henrique, R.S., Stodden, D.F. (2016). Physical characteristics that predict involvement with the ball in recreational youth soccer. Journal of Sports Sciences. 1-7. DOI:10.1080/02640414.2015.1136067.  (Impact Factor: 2.4)

+Barnett, L.M., Stodden, D.F., +Kohen, C.E., +Smith, J.J., +Lubans, D.R.,… +Morgan, P.J. (2016). Fundamental movement skills: An important focus. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. 35, 219 -225 (Impact Factor: 0.7)

+Rodrigues, L.P., Stodden D. F. +Lopes, V. P. (2016). Developmental pathways of change in fitness and motor competence are related to overweight and obesity status at the end of primary school. Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, 19, 87-92. (Impact Factor: 3.8)

+Khodaverdi, Z., +Bahram, A., Stodden, D.F., +Kazemnejad, A. (2015). The relationship between motor skill competence and physical activity in children: Mediating roles of perceived motor competence and health-related physical fitness. Journal of Sports Sciences. 1-7 DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2015.1122202. (impact factor: 2.4)

Robinson, L. E., +Stodden, D. F., +Barnett, L. M., +Lopes, V. P., Logan, S. W., +Rodrigues, L. P., & +D’Hondt, E. (2015). Motor competence and its effect on positive developmental trajectories of health. Sports Medicine, 45(9), 1273-1284. (Impact Factor: 5.3) +Multiple primary authorship

Ferkel, R.C., Stodden, D.F., Judge, L.W., Griffin. K., & Hamman, D. (2015). Relationship between health-related fitness knowledge and physical fitness. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health, 1(6), 76-82.

+Smith, J. J., +Morgan, P. J., +Plotnikoff, R. C., Stodden, D. F., & +Lubans, D. R. (2015). Mediating effects of resistance training skill competency on health-related fitness and physical activity: the ATLAS cluster randomised controlled trial. Journal of Sports Sciences. DOI:10.1080/02640414.2015.1069383. (Impact Factor: 2.25)

Chappell, A., Molina, S. L., McKibben, J., & *Stodden, D. F. (2016). Examining impulse-variability in kicking. Motor Control, 20(3), 222-232. (Impact Factor: 1.5)

+Cattuzzo, M. T., +Henrique, R. S., +Re, A., H., +de Olivera, I. S., +Melo, B. M., +de Sousa Moura, de +Araujo, R. C., Stodden, D. F., (2015). Motor competence and health-related physical fitness in youth: A systematic review. Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport. DOI:10.1016/j.jsams.2014.12.004. (Impact Factor: 3.8)

Gao, Z., Chen, S., & Stodden, D.F. (2015). A comparison of children’s physical activity levels in physical education, recess and school-based exergaming. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2013-0392. (Impact Factor: 1.95)

Stodden, D. F., Gao, Z., Langendorfer, S. J. Goodway, J. D. (2014). Dynamic relationships between motor skill competence and health-related fitness in youth. Pediatric Exercise Science, 26(3), 231-241. (Impact Factor: 1.61)

+Lopes, V. P., Stodden, D. F. +Rodrigues, L. P. (2014). Weight status is associated with cross-sectional trajectories of motor co-ordination across childhood. Child: Care, Health & Development. 1-9. DOI:10.1111/cch.12127. (Impact Factor: 1.7)

+Lai, S. K., +Costigan, S. A., +Morgan, P. J., +Lubans, D. R., Stodden, D. F., +Salmon, J. & +Barnett, L. M. (2014). Do school-based interventions focusing on physical activity, fitness or fundamental movement skill competency produce a sustained impact in these outcomes in children and adolescents? A systematic review of follow-up studies. Sports Medicine, 44, 67-79. DOI:10.1007/s40279-013-0099-9. (Impact Factor: 5.3)

Ferkel, R., Judge, L.W., Stodden, D. F., & Griffin L. K. (2014). The importance of health-related fitness knowledge to increasing physical activity and physical fitness. The Physical Educator, 71(2), 218-233.

Urbin, M., Stodden, D. F., Fleisig, A., Robinson, L., & Andrews, J. R. Overarm throwing variability as a function of trunk action. (2013). Journal of Motor Learning & Development, 1, 89-95.

Stodden D. F. & Brooks, T. (2013). Promoting musculoskeletal fitness in youth: Performance and health implication from a developmental perspective. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 35(3), 54-62. DOI:10.1519/SSC.0b013e318296391e. (invited) (Impact Factor: 0.6)

Ferkel, R. C., Judge, L. W., Stodden, D. F., & Griffin, K. (2013). The Importance of Health-Related Fitness Knowledge in Physical Education through the principles of the self-determination theory. Indiana AHPERD Journal, 42(2), 11-15. 

Stodden, D. F., True, L., Langendorfer, S., & Gao, Z. (2013). Associations among selected motor skills and health-related fitness: Indirect evidence for Seefeldt’s proficiency barrier? Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 84, 397-40. DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2013.814910. (Impact Factor: 1.57)

Gao, Z., Zhang, T., & Stodden, D. F., (2013). Children’s Physical Activity levels and psychological correlates in interactive dance versus aerobic dance. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 2(3),146-151. (Impact Factor: 1.71)

Stodden, D. F. & +Holfelder, B. (2013). No child left behind: The role of motor skill development. Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie (Germany), 20 (1), 10-17. (invited) (Impact Factor: 0.3)

Lorson, K., Stodden, D. F., Goodway, J. D. & Langendorfer, S. J. (2013). Age and gender differences in adolescent and adult overarm throwing. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 84(2), 239-244. DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2013.784841. (Impact Factor: 1.57)

Gao, Z., Hannan, P. F., Xiang, P., Stodden, D. F., & Valdez, V. (2013). Video game-based exercise, Latino children’s physical health and academic achievement. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 44(3S3), s240-s246. (Impact Factor: 4.28)

Stodden, D. F., Howard, R., Faigenbaum, A. D., Richardson, C., Meadors, L.,       Moore, W., Molony, J., McHenry, P. Graziano, J., Cullen-Carroll, P. (2012). Promoting integrative youth physical development in the United States. Professional Strength and Conditioning (UK) 26, 10-18.  

Urbin, M. A., Stodden, D.F., Boros, R.L., & Shannon, D.M. (2012). Impulse-variability theory in overarm throwing. Motor Control, 16(1), 19-30. (Impact Factor: 1.45)

+Lopes, V. P., Stodden, D. F. Bianchi, M. M., Maia, J. A. R., Rodrigues, L. P. (2012). Correlation between BMI and motor coordination in children. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 15, 38-43. DOI:10.1016/j.jsams.2011.07.005. (Impact Factor: 3.8)

Urbin, M.A., Stodden, D.F., Fischman, M.G., & Weimar, W.H. (2011). Impulse-variability theory: Implications for ballistic, multijoint motor skill performance. Journal of Motor Behavior, 43, 275-283. (Impact Factor: 1.4)

Stodden, D. F., & Galitski, H. (2010).  Longitudinal effects of an American collegiate football strength and conditioning program. Journal of strength and Conditioning Research, 24 (9), 2300-2308. (Impact Factor: 2.1)

Campbell, B. M., Stodden, D. F., & Nixon, M. K. (2010).  Lower extremity muscle activation during baseball pitching. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 24, 964-971. (Impact Factor: 2.1)

Stodden, D. F., Langendorfer, S. J., & Roberton, M. A. (2009). Associations among motor skill competence and physical fitness in young adults. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 80, 223-229. (Impact Factor: 1.57)

Stodden, D. F., Goodway, J. D., Langendorfer, S. J., Roberton, M. A., Rudisill, M. E., Garcia, C., & Garcia, L. E. (2008). A developmental perspective on the role of motor skill competence in physical activity: An emergent relationship. Quest, 60, 290-306. (Impact Factor: 1.0)

Stodden, D. F., Campbell, B. M., & Moyer, T. M. (2008). Comparison of trunk kinematics in trunk training exercises and throwing. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 22, 112-118. (Impact Factor: 2.1)

Stodden, D. F., & Goodway, J. D., (2007). The dynamic association between motor skill development and physical activity. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 78, 33-34 & 48-49.

Stodden, D. F., Langendorfer, S. J., Fleisig, G. S., & Andrews, J. R. (2006). Kinematic constraints associated with the acquisition of overarm throwing Part I: Step and trunk actions. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 77, 417-427. (Impact Factor: 1.57)

Stodden, D. F., Langendorfer, S. J., Fleisig, G. S., & Andrews, J. R. (2006). Kinematic constraints associated with the acquisition of overarm throwing Part II: Upper extremity actions. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 77, 428-436. (Impact Factor: 1.57)

Stodden, D. F. (2006). Facilitating the acquisition of complex ballistic motor skills: Promoting proximal or distal system perturbations? Journal of Human Movement Studies, 51, 197-220.

Stodden, D. F., & Rudisill, M. E. (2006). Integration of biomechanical and developmental concepts in the acquisition of throwing: Effects on developmental characteristics and gender differences. Journal of Human Movement Studies, 51, 117-141.

Stodden, D. F., Fleisig, G. S., McLean, S. P., & Andrews, J. R. (2005). Relationship of biomechanical factors to baseball pitching velocity:  Within pitcher variation. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 21, 44-56. (Impact Factor: 0.98)

Fischman, M. G., Stodden, D. F., & Lehman, D. M. (2003).  The end-state comfort effect in bimanual grip selection. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 74, 17-24. (Impact Factor: 1.57)

Fleisig, G. S., Zheng, N., Stodden, D. F., & Andrews, J. R. (2002). Relationship between bat mass properties and bat velocity. Sports Engineering, 5(1), 1-8.

Stodden, D. F., Fleisig, G. S., McLean, S. P., Lyman, S. L., & Andrews, J. R.  (2001). Relationship of pelvis and upper torso kinematics to pitched ball velocity. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 17,(2) 164-172. (Impact Factor: 0.98)

Selected Presentations

Stodden, D. F., (2013, February). No child left behind: The role of motor development. Motor and Cognitive Development across the Lifespan Conference, Stuttgart, Germany.

Stodden, D. F. (2012, July). Youth physical development: Age-Related, not age-determined. National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual National Conference, Providence, RI.

Stodden, D. F. (2012, September). Motor Skill Status as a Factor in Identifying Fitness Measures. Committee on Fitness Measures and Health Outcomes in Youth, Institutes of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Stodden, D. F. (2010, November). Dynamic relationships among motor skill competence, physical activity, health-related fitness, and perceived competence. Illinois AHPERD Annual Convention. St. Charles, IL.

Stodden, D. F. (2010, November). Promoting positive physical activity and fitness trajectories: Influence of motor skill competence. Illinois AHPERD Annual Convention. St. Charles, IL.

Stodden, D. F. (2010, November). Relationship between motor skill competence and health-related physical fitness in adults: Evidence for Seefeldt's proficiency barrier. Illinois AHPERD Annual Convention. St. Charles, IL.

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