Sports Medicine Psychology Lab

Kinesiology participates at 2016 Athletic & Educational Equity conference

Thursday, April 14, 2016: Several School of Kinesiology faculty—Lisa Kihl, Ph.D., Chelsey Thul, Ph.D., Daheia Barr-Anderson, Ph.D., and Yuhei Inoue, Ph.D.—and a doctoral student—Andrew White, sport psychology—will be presenting at the 2016 Conference on the Intersection of Athletic & Educational Equity (AE) on Thursday, April 21 at the University of Minnesota’s Recreation and Wellness Center. The conference is sponsored … Continue reading Kinesiology participates at 2016 Athletic & Educational Equity conference [Read Full Story]


Kinesiology alum Hayley Russell leads concussion seminar at Penn State Altoona

Monday, March 28, 2016: Hayley Russell, Ph.D., Kinesiology alumna (2014) and assistant professor of Kinesiology at Penn State University-Altoona, was featured in a news story for a seminar she conducted on concussions, the “invisible” injury. She spoke to student athletes during the university’s Brain Awareness Week. Dr. Russell’s emphasis was Physical Activity and Sport Science and she was advised by … Continue reading Kinesiology alum Hayley Russell leads concussion seminar at Penn State Altoona [Read Full Story]


Visiting scholar Dr. Victor J. Rubio gives lecture on sport injury psychology

Wednesday, March 2, 2016: Víctor J. Rubio, Ph.D., CCP, a School of Kinesiology Fulbright visiting scholar from the University Autonoma Madrid in Spain, is giving a lecture, “Psychological Aspects Involved in Sustaining and Recovering from a Sport Injury,” on March 21 from 12-1:00pm in Burton Hall, rm 227. His talk, part of the CEHD International Speaker Series, will speak to the … Continue reading Visiting scholar Dr. Victor J. Rubio gives lecture on sport injury psychology [Read Full Story]


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]


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