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Physical Activity and Sport Science students present research at NASPSPA
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014:
Several current and alumna doctoral students in the School of Kinesiology’s Physical Activity and Sport Science focus area attended or presented research at the  North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) conference. The conference was held in downtown Minneapolis on June 12-14. Hayley Russell and Andrew White (advisor: Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, PhD), Amanda […] [Read Full Story]

Wiese-Bjornstal spoke to students at St. Olaf College on careers
Friday, May 2nd, 2014:
Dr. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, associate professor of kinesiology, spoke to the Psychology Club at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Dr. Wiese-Bjornstal spoke to students  about different career paths related to sport and exercise psychology. [Read Full Story]

Dengel, Wiese-Bjornstal discuss concussions and helmet use in MN Daily
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014:
Professor Donald Dengel and associate professor Diane Wiese-Bjornstal were both mentioned in Minnesota Daily article, “Helmet use impacts concussions.” The article examines whether or not different helmets can impact the risk of concussion in football. Researchers at the Virginia Tech preliminarily found that, in fact, different helmets can affect the rate of concussions among football players. Related to this research, […] [Read Full Story]

Graduate students, Wiese-Bjornstal participate in STEAM activities
Thursday, January 30th, 2014:
School of Kinesiology graduate students Sam Moore and Andrew White, along with Dr. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, associate professor of kinesiology, participated in STEAM Capstone Project Expert Day at Jackson Middle School in Champlin, Minn., on Wednesday, January 29. They presented to eighth graders on the topic, “Sports injuries: Don’t let them get you down,” speaking about […] [Read Full Story]

Wiese-Bjornstal to keynote at Female Athletes and Injury Conference
Thursday, October 24th, 2013:
Dr. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, associate professor of kinesiology, will be giving a keynote address at the Female Athlete and Injury: Prevention, Treatment and Recovery 2013 Conference on October 25, at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Her talk is titled, “Psychology Approaches to Prevention and Rehabilitation.” [Read Full Story]

Wiese-Bjornstal quoted in San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, October 21st, 2013:
Dr. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, associate professor of kinesiology, was recently quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle in an article on collegiate female athletes and career-ending concussions. In the piece, “Concussions cost 2 Stanford athletes their careers“, she says that there isn’t strong evidence that women are more likely to report their concussions than men. [Read Full Story]

Wiese-Bjornstal keynotes at the Northland Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Fall Meeting
Friday, October 11th, 2013:
Dr. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, associate professor of kinesiology, gave one of the keynote addresses today at the Northland Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine 38th Annual Meeting being held at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. Her talk was titled, “Sports medicine psychology: Psychological and social dimensions of sport injury”. [Read Full Story]

CEHD Vision 2020 Blog features Wiese-Bjornstal, Gopher Adventure Race
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013:
 The CEHD Vision 2020 Blog recently featured the School of Kinesiology in two pieces. Dr. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, associate professor of kinesiology, contributed to an article, “5 Tips to Ensure Children Have a Quality Youth Sports Experience.” In the feature, Wiese-Bjornstal explains that both parents and coaches have a great impact on youth sport and must […] [Read Full Story]

Wiese-Bjornstal gives invited talk at sports medicine conference
Monday, May 20th, 2013:
Dr. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, associate professor of kinesiology, gave an invited talk on the “Psychological Aspects of Returning to Sport Following Injury” at the Current Concepts in Sports Medicine spring conference sponsored by Fairview Sports and Orthopedic Care, held in Edina, Minn., on May 18, 2013. This year’s conference had national and regional experts come together […] [Read Full Story]


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