KNES 364: Motor Development
KNES 371: Human Motor Control and Learning
KNES 571: Advanced Study in Human Motor Control and Learning
Dr. Barros joined the faculty of the Department of Kinesiology in 2010 and is co-director of the Motor Behavior Laboratory. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Physical Education from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. He then moved to the U.S. to pursue his Ph.D. in Motor Behavior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. At Tennessee, Dr. Barros received the H. W. Hobt Memorial Teaching Award for two consecutive years. During his Ph.D. program, Dr. Barros’s consistent record of scholarly productivity also earned him the Edward A. Capen Award for excellence in research from his department. He is an active member of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity and was recently elected Scientific Director for the Brazilian Society for Motor Behavior. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior.
Dr. Barros’s research focuses on examining the impact variables like practice schedule, self-control and instruction might have on movement performance and learning.