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Marc Cormier, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director of the Sport and Exercise Psychology Graduate Program
Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion
110 Seaton Building
(859) 257-2952

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, 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, and the 2021 Early Career Practitioner Award with 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.

Vita (PDF)

Research categories: AthleticsSport Psychology, Psychological Aspects of Injury, Group Dynamics