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Robert Isosaari

  • Position:  Instructor
  • Department:  Exercise Science and Community Health
  • Office Location:  Building 72, Room 230
  • risosaari@uwf.edu
  • Campus: (850) 473-7246

Biography:

Robert Isosaari, instructor, teaches motor development and skill learning, measurement and evaluation in exercise science and physical education, community health courses, and beginning tennis.

Isosaari's research interests focus on aging, motor learning, and tennis skill development. He has collaborated with the Athletes’ Performance Center at the Andrews Institute on an independent study that evaluated whether training with an ETCH-swing increases tennis swing speed.

To promote physical activity in the community, he is a volunteer coordinator for the Pensacola Sports Racket Round-up, U.S. Tennis Association Junior Team Tennis, U.S Tennis Association’s introductory tennis sessions in local area schools, and the Pensacola Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships. He has also been recognized for his commitment to teaching and volunteerism by receiving the Department of Exercise Science and Community Health Teaching Award (2016), Pensacola Sports Association's Volunteer of the Year Award (2014), and the Student Government Association's Distinguished Teaching Award (2008).

Before coming to UWF in 1995, he served in the U.S. Navy for 19 years as a cryptologic officer. Prior to his naval career, he also served three years in the U. S. Army as a Vietnamese linguist. He was also the director of tennis at Ocean Park, Maine from 1995 to 2004. Isosaari became a full-time faculty member in the Department of Exercise Science and Community Health in 2005.

He received a bachelor's in international affairs from University of Maine, and master's degrees in both health education and physical education from UWF.

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