Piacentini Maria Francesca

Ruolo Accademico: 

Professore Associato

Area Scientifica: 

Discipline Motorie e Sportive

(SSD) Settore Scientifico Disciplinare: 


Dipartimento di Scienze Motorie Umane e della Salute - Sezione: 

Movimento Umano e dello Sport


Università di Roma "Foro Italico" Piazza L. de Bosis 6, 00135,

Tel. +39.0636733.245


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Professor of Individual and Cyclic Sports and training methodologies at the University of Rome “Foro Italico”. A Ph.D in human physiology from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (B) and a Master degree from the University of California Berkeley (USA). Main research domain in endurance and ultraendurance sports in particular monitoring training in the prevention of overtraining or non functional overreaching, pacing strategies and central fatigue. Professor Piacentini collaborates with the Vrije Universiteit Brussels with whom she developed an online monitoring system to prevent overtraining in athletes that is currently a spinoff of the VUB. She is member of the scientific committee of the European College of Sports Science.

Curriculum Scientifico: 

Piacentini MF, De Ioannon G, Comotto S, Spedicato A, Vernillo G, La Torre A (2013) Concurrent strength and endurance training effects on running economy in master endurance runners" Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 27(8):2295-2303,

Meeusen R, Nederhof E, Buyse L, Roelands B, de Schutter G and Piacentini MF (2010) Diagnosing overtraining in athletes using the two bout exercise protocol Br J Sports Med 44:642-648

Schneider S, Brümmer V, Carnahan H, Kleinert J, Piacentini MF, Meeusen R, Strüder HK. (2010) Exercise as a countermeasure to psycho-physiological deconditioning during long-term confinement. Behav Brain Res. 211(2):208-14

Minganti C, Capranica L, Meeusen R, Piacentini MF (2011) The use of Session-RPE Method for Quantifying Training Load in Diving. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance Volume 6, Issue 3, September 408 – 418

Tonoli C, Heyman E, Roelands B, Buyse L, Piacentini MF, Berthoin S, Meeusen R. (2014) Diabetes Associated Cognitive Decline, Is there a role for exercise? J Diabetes Metab S10: 006. doi:10.4172/2155- 6156.S10-006