JORDI PORTA MANZAÑIDO
1970.- Graduated in Electronic Engineering (Technical Engineering School
of Terrassa, University of Barcelona).
1971.- Master in Servomechanism Engineering (UCAL, Sta. Barbara, USA ).
1973.- Graduated in Physical Education & Sports ( INEF, Madrid ).
1979.- (since): Teaching at the National Physical Education & Sports
Institute of Catalunya, Barcelona (INEFC, Barcelona)
1989-91.- Scholarship from CIRIT ( Fullbright ) to follow Doctorate
studies in USDS, San Diego, USA and Simon Frazer University,
1999.- Ph. D. in Sports Sciences: INEFC, Barcelona and Faculty of
Medicine of the University of Barcelona (INEFC) - Thesis (“Cum Laude”):
“Quantification and distribution of adipose tissue in elite athletes
measured with Nuclear Magnetic Imaging”.
2006.- (since): Professor of the Department of Health & Applied
Sciences (DHAS) at the INEFC, Barcelona
Since 1979: Teaching at the National Sports Institute of Catalunya,
(INEFC, Barcelona). Main subjects:
1.- Kinesiology and Technology of Fitness and Sports.
1984-1992: Lecturer in some of the Coaches Courses of the Spanish and
Catalan Gymnastic & Track and Field Federations.
Since 1992: Lecturer at the Sports Medicine School of the Faculty of
Medicine, University of Barcelona (UB).
Since 1994: Associated teacher in the Master Courses of Sports Coaching
of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE).
Since 1996: Associated teacher in the Master Courses of Sports
2000-2005: Scientific consultant for the Spanish Cycling Federation.
Since 2002 (re-accredited, 2007): Level 3 Anthropometrist (Instructor)
of the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry
2007-2011: Chairman of the Health & Applied Sciences Department of
2007-2011: Vice-president of Grupo Español de Cineantropometría (GREC).
Since 2009: Criterion Anthropometrist (level 4) of the ISAK.
RESEARCH FIELDS OF INTEREST
1.1. Validation of Bioimpedance (BIA) methods.Body composition
and somatotype analysis.
1.2. Body composition and Somatotype analysis.
1.3. Study of human proportionality.
Prescription of physical activity and exercise for health:
2.1. Energy balance with different types of exercises and
2.2. Bone density improvement through exercise in pre-post
2.3. Calcium intake for the improvement of mineralisation and
2.4. A new method (SAFfE) for the prevention and therapy of