Chelsey Thul, PhD

Lecturer, Psychology of Physical Activity
Honors Faculty Representative
Contact Information


1900 University Ave SE
Rm 221A
Minneapolis, 55455-0376



  • sport & exercise psychology & sociology
  • teaching & research
  • prevention science
  • teaching & research multicultural considerations of physical activity
  • physical activity promotion for underserved girls
  • qualitative research methodologies

My research involves the interdisciplinary intersection of sport and exercise psychology, sport sociology, cultural studies, prevention science, public health, and child development. Through this interdisciplinary perspective and the use of multiple qualitative methods, I specifically study the development, implementation, and evaluation of culturally relevant physical activity programming for underserved adolescent girls.

It is my personal and professional goal to listen to the voices of underserved girls and collaboratively create sustainable, culturally relevant physical activity programming, so that ALL girls have the opportunity to reap the physical and psychosocial benefits of active living!

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Ph.D., Kinesiology-Sport & Exercise Psychology
2008 – 2012

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
M.A., Kinesiology-Sport & Exercise Psychology
2006 – 2008

St. Olaf College
B.A., Psychology, Exercise Science
2002 – 2006