Jacob Dinardi Headshot Fall 2023

Jacob Dinardi

Email: jdinardi@sfsu.edu
Location: GYM 143

Jacob Dinardi completed his MS in Kinesiology and his BS in Exercise and Movement Science at San Francisco State University. Jacob is currently a lecturer in the Kinesiology Department pursuing pathways toward a Ph.D. related to the social-psychological domains of physical activity. He has conducted research to investigate eating disorders among physically active individuals, maladaptive relationships with physical activity, and the implications of constructing one’s lifestyle around their preferred sport or activity. Many of Jacob’s academic interests stem from his experience as a long-distance trail runner and coach in the USATF Masters cross-country, long-distance road, and mountain ultra trail divisions. Striving for a healthy level of physical activity is something Jacob values and shares with his students. He has collaborated with SFSU student leaders to create student-faculty physical activity events and build connections within the Department of Kinesiology. Jacob is also passionate about helping students achieve their goals and has assisted with research at SFSU to better understand students' needs and definitions of success. 

Selected Publications

• Dinardi, J. S., Egorov, A. Y., & Szabo, A. (2021). The expanded interactional model of exercise addiction. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 10(3). https://doi.org/10.1556/2006.2021.00061

• Dinardi, J. S., Bolter, N. D., & Veri, M. J. (2022, May 26-28). Healthy lifestyles or exercise addiction? Understanding the experiences of lifestyle sports participants through the lens of heterotopias [verbal conference presentation]. NASPSPA Annual Conference, Waikoloa, HI, United States. https://doi.org/10.1123/jsep.2022-0071

• Bolter, N. D., Dinardi, J. S., Durk, R., Begue, G., Grosicki, G. J., & Bagley, J. R. (2020). Psychological state of a world-class ultramarathon runner: A case study. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 52(75). https://doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000680956.99542.16

• Granziol, U., Trott, M., Yakayuki, A., Lichtenstein, M. B., Nikolina, B., Dinardi, J. S., ... Szabo, A. (2021). Cross-cultural validation of an expanded Exercise Addiction Inventory: A preliminary protocol report. PsyArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/64dgb.

• Sundararaman, A., Baek, K., Gee, M., Parker, A., Minnieweather, M., Dinardi, J., Nesbit, K., Musselman, E., Platas, L., & Jones, S. (2022). More than grades: Expanding students’ diverse notions of student success, [submitted manuscript].

• Szabo, A., Dinardi, J. S., & Egorov, A. Y. (2022). Apples and oranges in the basket of a clinical model for exercise addiction: Rebuttal to Brevers et al. Journal of Behavioral Addictions. https://doi.org/10.1556/2006.2022.00036


• KIN 355: Science, Sport, and Fitness
• KIN 384: Research Methods in Kinesiology (GWAR)
• KIN 404: Sport Psychology