Ph.D. students, emphasis: Sport and Exercise Psychology

Ph.D. in Kinesiology

Emphasis: Sport and Exercise Psychology

Sport and Exercise Psychology explores the thoughts, feelings, and actions of participants in physical activity contexts such as competitive sport, exercise and fitness, sports medicine and rehabilitation, physical education, and health and wellness. Scholars studying sport and exercise psychology seek to understand the cognitive, affective, behavioral, and social mechanisms underlying interactions between the psychology of individual participants and the influences of psychological climates within these physical activity settings.

Multidisciplinary research and outreach on sport and exercise psychology topics are conducted through the Physical Activity and Sport Science lab, which encompasses several lab groups including the Sports Medicine Psychology Laboratory (SMPL), the Youth Development through Physical Activity research group, and the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport.