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Costa, Pablo B.

Professor of KInesiology


Office: 657-278-4232

Department: 657-278-3316



Pablo Costa is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton. He has a doctorate degree in exercise physiology from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree in exercise physiology from Florida Atlantic University. His primary research interests involve the non-invasive assessment of neuromuscular function and the physiological effects of exercise on health, fitness, and performance. Areas of research he has been involved with include resistance training, sports nutrition, body composition, balance, injury risk, and flexibility. Costa has authored or co-authored more than 150 research publications, book chapters, conference presentations, and abstracts. In addition, he is the chair of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Research Committee, a senior associate editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (JSCR), a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and serves as a reviewer for over 40 journals.

Areas of Knowledge:
  • Exercise
  • Weight loss
  • Physical Activity

  • Athletics
  • Brazil
  • Kinesiology
  • Sports -- Medicine
  • Statistics

  • Portuguese