Emilio Villa Gonzalez

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Birth date: 22-12-1985
Assistant Professor Doctor
E-mail: --LOGIN--e9bf4ae56a3a9112a07c33b8323a6214ugr[dot]ess
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Emilio Villa González. Degree in Sport Sciences (Madrid, 2008), Master Degree in Research in Physical Activity and Sports (University of Granada, 2011), Ph.D in the Biomedicine Programme (University of Granada, 2015).

His professional career is linked mainly to the field of fitness in sport and wellness centres (duration: 10 years) as an expert in personal training and various disciplines of fitness. He currently teaches at the University of Granada (since 2017). He has conducted research stays in countries such as Ecuador (2014-2016), Chile (2014), or New Zealand (2015).

  • Emilio’s main areas of interest are:
    • physical fitness assessment, physical activity, and physical exercise programmes with the aim to promote healthy habits in young and adult population.
    • In his last years, he has analysed the relationship between active transport to/from school and several variables related to youth´s health.
    • In addition, he has special interest in the promotion of different intervention programmes in order to change habits in this population, such as physical activity programs in the school environment or physical exercise programmes in healthy and unhealthy population.

Most important publications:

  • 1. Villa-González E, Ruiz JR, Chillón P. Effectiveness of an active commuting school based intervention at 6- month follow-up. European Journal of Public Health (2015) 16, 1-5.
  • 2. Villa-González, E; Ruiz, J.R; Chillón P. Associations between active commuting to school and health-related physical fitness in Spanish school-aged children. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2015). 12 (9) 10362. 

  • 3. Emilio Villa González; Jonatan Ruiz Ruiz; Jason A. Mendoza; Palma Chillón Garzón. Effects of a school-based intervention on active commuting to school and Health-Related Physical Fitness. BMC Public Health. 2017 Jan 5;17(1):20. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3934-8.
  • 4. Ramírez-Vélez R, García-Hermoso A, Agostinis-Sobrinho C, Mota J, Santos R, Correa-Bautista JE, Amaya-Tambo DC, Villa-González E. Cycling to School and Body Composition, Physical Fitness, and Metabolic Syndrome in Children and Adolescents. The Journal of Pediatrics (2017) Sep;188:57-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.05.065. Epub 2017 Jun 23.
  • 5. Yaira Barranco-Ruiz, Sandra Mandic, Susana Paz-Viteri, Marcela Guerendiain, FaustoVinicio Sandoval, Emilio Villa-González. A short dance-exercise intervention as a strategy for improving quality of life in inactive workers. Health Education Journal. Health Education Journal (2017) 1–10. doi: 10.1177/0017896917726575