Sports Medicine Psychology Lab

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]


Buysse presents at Women’s Expo in Milan

Tuesday, July 7, 2015: Dr. Jo Ann Buysse, senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, was invited to present at the Women’s Expo, part of Oxfam Italia World Expo 2015, in Milan on July 2. The session, “Feeding the Brain: Challenging Role Models Through Sport,” addressed stereotypes of women in the sports world. Featured speakers were Dr. Buysse and … Continue reading Buysse presents at Women’s Expo in Milan [Read Full Story]


Tucker Center’s “Myths About the Popularity of Women’s Sports” on espnW

Tuesday, July 7, 2015: The statistics surrounding the 2015 Women’s World Cup (WWC) make it clear that people are interested in women’s sports.  In sum, the WWC final: was seen by 25.4 million viewers on Fox—a record for any soccer game, men’s or women’s. generated record numbers of viewers on the Fox Sports Go streaming app. drew 2 million more … Continue reading Tucker Center’s “Myths About the Popularity of Women’s Sports” on espnW [Read Full Story]


Tucker Center program on media coverage airings in July

Tuesday, June 23, 2015: The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport is proud to announce new tptMN public television statewide digital MN Channel airings of its groundbreaking video, “Media Coverage and Female Athletes.” Friday, July 10, 2015 at 2:00 AM Friday, July 10, 2015 at 8:00 AM Friday, July 10, 2015 at 2:00 PM Friday, … Continue reading Tucker Center program on media coverage airings in July [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]