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Education:

  • PhD in Kinesiology, emphasis in Sport & Exercise Psychology: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • MS in Kinesiology, emphasis in Sport & Exercise Psychology: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • MA in Community Counseling: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • BS in Psychology and a second major in Sociology: Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

 

Teaching:

  • Classes Taught:
    • Sociology/Psychology of Exercise Science and Leisure Studies
    • Health Behavior Change in Clinical and Community Settings
    • Psychological Perspectives of Sport
    • Sport in American Society
    • Exercise Psychology
    • Research Methods of Physical Education
    • Exercise and Mental Health: Understanding Mechanisms of Change Through a Case Example
    • Exercise Psychology-Body Image & Self-Esteem
    • Exercise Adherence
  • Pediatric Fitness Specialist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Communications Specialist
  • Health Behavior Counselor
  • Sport Psychology Consultant

 

Research:

  • Exercise testing for weight management and loss
  • Examining Health Lifestyle Change
  • Using Applied Sport Psychology in Practice
  • Impact of Physical Activity for Weight Loss on Self-Esteem and Body Image: A Qualitative Analysis of Participant Perceptions and Expectations
  • Creation / Development of Hands-on Exercise Adherence Program

 

Service:

  • Peer Reviewer:  Health Promotion Practice
  • Certified Health & Fitness Specialist, ACSM
  • Association for Applied Sport Psychology, AASP
  • American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM
  • American Psychological Association, APA
  • CPR and First Aid certified - American Hearth Association
  • Adult CPR and AED certified - Red Cross
  • Phi Beta Kappa
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