Grad students Andrew White and Kristin Wood, visiting scholar Victor Rubio Ph.D., and lab director Diane Wiese-Bjornstal Ph.D.
Diane Wiese-Bjornstal Ph.D. and Victor Rubio Ph.D. analysing data.


Interview with Professor Diane Wiese-Bjornstal

ISSP, Sevilla, 2017


Kristin Wood, SMPL UMN, 2016

Concussions: the "invisible" injury

WJAC TV, March 2016

Marathon Class 2015

All Things KINsidered, May 2015

Marathon Class 2014

Injuries, Psychology and Female Athletes

by Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, 2014

Handling mental crises in student athletes: An athletic trainer's perspective

by Physical Activity & Sport Science

Concussions and female athletes

by Tucker Center & TPT/MN, 2011

Uganda soccer coaches

Kinesiology presentation, 2011

Psychology and socioculture affect sport injury risk, consequence, and recovery in high intensity exercise athletes

Copenhagen, 2009

Psychology and socioculture of sport injury: Does gender matter

Tucker Table, 2009

Physical activity as a context for youth development

by Extension Center for Youth Development Training and Events, 2008

Developing physically active girls

Distinguished Lecture Series, 2008


Sports Medicine Psychology Lab members present at Sport Psychology Conference

Wednesday, October 3, 2018: Members of the School of Kinesiology’s Sports Medicine Psychology Laboratory (SMPL) will present three papers at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada. The conference, held from October 3 – 7, 2018, is the largest international annual sport psychology conference. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the SMPL, will […]

Wiese-Bjornstal elected as a fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology

Thursday, May 31, 2018: Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology, has been elected by a society of her peers to be inducted as a fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK). Becoming a fellow in NAK, analogous to the National Academy of Sciences, is the highest recognition achieved by a scholar in Kinesiology. NAK is composed […]

Kristin Wood named recipient of Kinesiology’s 2018-19 Doctoral Dissertation Award

Friday, May 4, 2018: Congratulations to Kinesiology Ph.D. candidate Kristin Wood, who has been chosen by the School’s Graduate Education Committee as recipient of the School of Kinesiology’s 2018-19 Doctoral Dissertation Award. The award provides a 50% graduate assistantship for the coming academic year. Wood is advised by Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, Ph.D., professor in the sport and exercise psychology emphasis. Her research […]

Kinesiology well-represented at Sport Social Justice Symposium

Wednesday, April 11, 2018: The U of M was host to the Social Justice Through Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium on April 5-7 at the Recreation and Wellness Center on the Twin Cities campus. A number of faculty, students, alumni, and associates from the School of Kinesiology (listed below) were involved in the program and presentations. The symposium opened with […]

Wiese-Bjornstal quoted in corporate publication 3M Particles

Tuesday, February 13, 2018: Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Sports Medicine Psychology Laboratory, is quoted in the article, “Don’t let your injury get the best of you: The role of mental fitness in rehabilitation,” by Janna Fischer. It appears in the online corporate publication, 3M Particles, which features stories about science applied […]

Joey Kronzer to serve as volunteer assistant tennis coach for Hamline University

Wednesday, February 7, 2018: Joey Kronzer, a current Kinesiology master’s student with an emphasis in sport and exercise psychology, and a member of the Sports Medicine Psychology Laboratory, has been named the Volunteer Assistant Coach of the Hamline University Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams. The complete announcement is available here. Kronzer is advised by Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, professor in the School […]

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