Sports Medicine Psychology Lab

Wiese-Bjornstal welcomes visiting scholar from Spain

Thursday, February 4, 2016: Victor Rubio, Ph.D., CCP, associate professor in the Department of Biological and Health Psychology at the University Autonoma Madrid (Spain), is currently a Fulbright visiting scholar at the U of M’s School of Kinesiology, invited by sport psychologist Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, Ph.D., director of the Sports Medicine Psychology Laboratory. Dr. Rubio’s research interests are focused on health … Continue reading Wiese-Bjornstal welcomes visiting scholar from Spain [Read Full Story]


KIN Ph.D. student awarded grant to study strategies aimed at reducing injury rate in youth football

Thursday, October 15, 2015: Andrew White, Kinesiology doctoral student, was recently awarded with a research grant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). The funds will be used on a project aimed at reducing injury rates in youth football. White is advised by Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Sports Medicine Psychology Lab. [Read Full Story]


Dr. Jens Omli, Kinesiology alum, has study featured in Wall Street Journal article

Tuesday, September 1, 2015: The dissertation research of Jens Omli,  Ph.D. (2008) from the School of Kinesiology, was featured in the article, “The Best Way to Cheer for Your Child,” recently published in the Wall Street Journal. Dr.  Omli was advised by Prof. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal and is currently an instructor of kinesiology at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. His dissertation was titled, “Kids Speak: … Continue reading Dr. Jens Omli, Kinesiology alum, has study featured in Wall Street Journal article [Read Full Story]


Wiese-Bjornstal discusses how coaches’ approach to injuries is shifting

Tuesday, April 21, 2015: Associate professor Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, was mentioned in a Minnesota Daily article, “Coaches’ role addressing injuries shifts with times.”  The article provides a brief summary of Dr. Wiese-Bjornstal’s presentation at Friday’s 2015 Women Coaches Symposium sponsored by the Tucker Center. Dr. Wiese-Bjornstal discusses her research, describing how an athlete’s surroundings plays a role in handling injuries as well as how … Continue reading Wiese-Bjornstal discusses how coaches’ approach to injuries is shifting [Read Full Story]


Dr. Wiese-Bjornstal honored at Celebration of 50 years of Women’s Athletics

Tuesday, February 24, 2015: Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, Ph.D., School of Kinesiology associate professor in sport psychology, attended the Celebration of 50 years of Women’s Athletics at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. The event took place Saturday, February 14 and honored members of the inaugural women’s varsity sports teams at Luther College. Dr. Wiese-Bjornstal was invited to attend as a member … Continue reading Dr. Wiese-Bjornstal honored at Celebration of 50 years of Women’s Athletics [Read Full Story]


Wiese-Bjornstal delivers invited lecture at international seminar in Spain

Tuesday, December 2, 2014: Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, Ph.D., associate professor of kinesiology and director of the Sports Medicine Psychology Lab, delivered an invited lecture, “The integrated model of psychological response to sport injury,” at the International Seminar on Psychological Factors Involved in Sport Injuries. The seminar was hosted by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid on November 19-21, 2014. [Read Full Story]


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