Jose Palao Andres

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Knowledge transfer
  • Performance analysis in sport
  • Training and coaching in sport
Jose M. Palao is an Associate Professor of Health, Exercise Science, and Sport Management. He is originally from Cartagena, Spain. Dr. Palao completed his licensure as well as his doctorate in Physical Activity and Sport at the University of Granada. After completing his dissertation in 2001, he worked as an assistant professor, associate professor, and a professor at the Catholic University of Saint Anthony, the University of Alcala, and the University of Murcia in Spain until 2015. He has carried out research visits at the University of Porto (Portugal), the University of Northern Iowa, and Iowa State University (as a visiting scholar). Dr. Palao has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, several text manuals, and scientific monographs, and he has directed more than 20 dissertations and master’s theses. In 2006, he was named a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Northern Iowa, and in 2010, he was granted the Best Research Study distinction by the XXIX Sports Awards of the Region of Murcia (Spain). The Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation has twice recognized his research done in six-year periods (2002-2007 and 2008-2013). He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has Level 4 Accreditation for Performance Analysts by the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Palao’s teaching interests are focused on creating situations that allow students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in class in the lab activities or projects. His classes involve the use of technology, such as cameras, radars, photocells, inertial sensors, force platforms, online software, etc., to study human movement and to work collaboratively.

Research Interests

Dr. Palao’s research and work area focus on how to transfer information and work protocols between academics and professionals working in the field as well as the study of the aspects that affect performance, training, and coaching in sport (sport analytics, performance indicators at different levels of competition and age groups, specific strength training, etc.).

Consulting Interests

Dr. Palao has experience as a track and field coach and an indoor volleyball coach. He has coached volleyball teams at the club, college, and professional levels in Spain. Further, he has provided scientific support for athletes and teams (professional volleyball teams, track & field athletes, soccer teams, beach volleyball teams, and a rugby team).

Selected Publications

2019: Design, Validation, and Reliability of an Observation Instrument for Technical and Tactical Actions of the Offense Phase in Soccer, Frontiers in psychology (Movement Science and Sport psychology) (9 pp.)

2018: Side-out success and ways that points are obtained in women's college volleyball, Journal of Sports Analytics (243-250 pp.)

2018: Daily and weekly training load and wellness status in preparatory, regular and congested weeks: a season-long study in elite volleyball players, Research in Sports Medicine (462-473 pp.)

2018: Effect of eight weeks of upper-body plyometric training during the competitive season on professional female volleyball players, The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness (1423-31 pp.)

2017: Evolution of game’s demands from young to elite players in men’s volleyball, International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (788-795 pp.)

2017: Performance differences between winning and losing under-19, under-21 and senior teams in men’s beach volleyball, International Journal of Performance Analysis (96-108 pp.)

2016: Correlation between ball speed of the spike and the strength condition of a professional women’s volleyball team during the season, Kinesiology (87-94 pp.)

2016: Collegiate coaches’ knowledge of the female athlete triad in relation to sport type, The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness (287-94 pp.)

2015: Physical actions and work-rest time in women’s beach volleyball, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport (424–429 pp.)

2015: Skill efficacy in men’s beach volleyball, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport (125–134 pp.)

2014: Game statistical system and criteria used by Spanish volleyball coaches, International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport (564–573 pp.)

2014: Kinematic, strength, and stiffness adaptations after a short-term sled towing training in athletes, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports (279–290 pp.)

2013: Testing protocol for monitoring upper-body strength using medicine balls, Journal of Human Sport and Exercise (334–341 pp.)

2012: How to improve and monitor the speed of the spike - From the weight room to the volleyball court, Volleyball Ace. Power Tips (1–4 pp.)

2011: Effects of a sand running surface on the kinematics of sprinting at maximum velocity, Biology of Sport (95–100 pp.)

2010: Effect of 4 months of training on aerobic power, strength, and acceleration in two under-19 soccer teams, The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research (2705 pp.)

2009: Determining the optimal load for resisted sprint training with sled towing, The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research (480-485 pp.)

2009: Testing protocol for monitoring spike and serve speed in volleyball, Strength & Conditioning Journal (47-51 pp.)

2008: Effects of three types of resisted sprint training devices on the kinematics of sprinting at maximum velocity, The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research (890-897 pp.)

HESM 350 - RESEARCH METHODS EXERCISE SCI
HESM 353 - BIOMECHANICS
HESM 410 - FITNESS ASSESSMT & PRESCRIPTN
HESM 425 - PROGRAM DESIGN&EXERCISE TECHN
HESM 458 - SPORTS ANALYTICS
HESM 489 - SPECIAL TOPICS-SPORT MANAGEMNT
HESM 493 - COACHING PRACTICUM
HESM 494 - INTERNSHIP
HESM 498 - FIELDWORK IN EXERCISE SCIENCE
HESM 499 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
HESM 658 - SPORTS ANALYTICS
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