Dr. Furtado received a B.A. in Physical Education from the Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, PR - Brazil. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Motor Behavior from the University of Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Furtado's line of research focuses on two main areas: (1) validation of observational models in psychomotor assessment instruments and (2) the relationship between motor skill competence, perceived motor competence, physical activity levels, and body composition.

Selected Publications

Furtado, O., Jr., & Gallagher, J. D. (2018). Expert-Rater Agreement and Inter-/Intrarater Reliability for the Furtado–Gallagher Computerized Observational Movement Pattern Assessment System. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 125(3), 423–437. https://doi.org/10.1177/0031512518769205

Beals, T. C., Furtado, O., Jr., & Fontana, F. E. (2017). Relative Age Effect and Academic Timing in American Junior College Baseball. Perceptual and Motor Skills. https://doi.org/10.1177/0031512517724260

Fontana, F. E., Furtado, O., Jr., Mazzardo, O., Hong, D., & Campos, W. (2016). Anti-fat bias by professors teaching physical education majors. European Physical Education Review, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1177/1356336X16643304

  • Ph.D. 2009, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.S. 2004, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.S. 1997, Federal University of Parana

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