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Charmaine DeFrancesco

Associate Professor

Teaching and Learning


Office: AC1 311

Phone: 305-919-4146, 305-348-2003

Email: defrance@fiu.edu

Specialty: Physical Education/Kinesiology/Sport and Fitness

Dr. DeFrancesco has focused on the psycho-social aspects of sport and exercise among athletes and other participants across the lifespan. She is a certified Sport Psychology Consultant. Her scholarship can be found in: The International Journal of Sport Psychology, The Journal of Sport Behavior, The College Student Journal, The Sport Psychologist, The Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Strategies, and Education.

Research Areas

  • College student-athletes
  • Female athletes
  • Injured athletes
  • Exercise behaviors and adherence
  • Leadership in sport and exercise