Marc Cormier, Ph.D., CMPC
Associate Professor and Director – Sport and Exercise Psychology Graduate Program
Dr. Marc Cormier is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky. He serves as the Director for the Sport and Exercise Psychology Graduate Program and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses within the department, including psychology and sociology of sport, psychology of injury and rehabilitation, group dynamics in sport, and applied sport psychology. His primary areas of research include the psychological aspects of sport injury, team cohesion, and mental skills training and he has published in regional, national, and international journals/conference proceedings.
In addition to his faculty responsibilities, Dr. Cormier has a 50% appointment in UK Athletics where he coordinates all counseling and performance psychology services for the athletic department. In this role, Dr. Cormier has worked alongside numerous BCS Bowl, SEC, and NCAA championship teams, as well as All-American and Olympic athletes/champions. He is an award-winning teacher and practitioner, as a five-time (2016-2020) recipient of A Teacher Who Made a Difference, the 2021 UK Outstanding Teacher Award, the 2021 Early Career Practitioner Award with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and the 2022 Teaching Excellence Award from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.
Dr. Cormier received his Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology from West Virginia University in 2014, is a certified mental performance consultant (CMPC), a member of the United States Olympic Committee’s Sport Psychology registry, and a Licensed Professional Counselor (Associate) in Kentucky. A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Dr. Cormier is every bit the stereotypical Canadian. He enjoys cold weather, a good cup of Tim Horton’s coffee, maple syrup, being friendly, and hockey. He continues to enjoy recreational and semi-competitive sports such as hockey, cycling, golf, running, and triathlons. Outside of UK, he loves spending time with the brilliant women in his life: his wife and two young daughters.
Research categories: Athletics, Sport Psychology, Psychological Aspects of Injury, Coaching, Group Dynamics