Midwest sport, exercise psychology meeting at BGSU

 

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Sport and exercise psychology students and faculty experts from around the Midwest will gather at Bowling Green State University’s Eppler Center Friday and Saturday (Feb. 20 and 21) to discuss new research, techniques and directions in the field.

The 18th annual Midwest Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium will feature two keynote speakers—Drs. Janet Buckworth of Ohio State University and Jennifer Waldron of the University of Northern Iowa—and student presentations. In addition, a roundtable discussion will give students the chance to interact with various faculty members.

Waldron’s keynote address on Friday will be “A Sound Foundation for Whatever You Want to Build: A Case Study.” Buckworth, who will speak on Saturday, will present “Exercise Psychology—Movement and Mind.”

Graduate students and faculty in BGSU’s School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies have organized the regional meeting. The school is also a major sponsor, along with BGSU’s College of Education and Human Development. Additional sponsors include the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Coca-Cola, F.I.T., Human Kinetics Publishers, Kroger and McGraw-Hill.

The symposium is affiliated with the Madison, Wis.-based AASP, which was established in 1986 and, with about 1,200 members, is the world’s largest applied sport and exercise psychology organization. The mission of AASP is to provide leadership for the development of theory, research and applied practice in sport, exercise and health psychology. It also offers and delivers services to athletes, coaches, teams, parents and other groups involved in exercise, sport participation and rehabilitation.

For more information about the symposium, visit http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/edhd/hmsls/.

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(Posted February 18, 2009 )