In God we trust. All others must bring data.

-William Edwards Deming-


Dr. Arto Gråstén, PhD in Sport Sciences, Master in Education, works as an Associate Professor at the College of Education within the United Arab Emirates University and an Adjunct Researcher in Sport Pedagogy at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences within the University of Jyväskylä.

Previously I worked as an elementary school teacher, a middle school health and physical education teacher, and a university lecturer in health and physical education. Some years ago I was involved in minor hockey coaching.

My research covers the topics of physical activity enhancement, physical education, motor competence, and self-determined motivation. My interests include applying and developing quantitative research methods in the field.