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Feb. 8-9, 2019: UK to Host Midwest Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium

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The Sport and Exercise Psychology Club at the University of Kentucky is hosting the 29th annual Midwest Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium Feb. 8-9, 2019. The meeting will feature professional workshops, panels, keynote speakers, and research presentations. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with key leaders in the field, researchers, graduate program directors, and fellow sport and exercise psychology students.

For more information or to register for the conference, visit https://education.uky.edu/khp/mseps-annual-conference/.

The field of sport and exercise psychology is an interdisciplinary science that explores the relationship between various psychological factors and participation in sport and/or physical activity. The two-year program in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the UK College of Education offers students the choice to pursue a graduate education in the field of sport and exercise psychology by either following an applied or research track. Each option integrates theory-based research and the application of key concepts associated with performance enhancement and life skill development. Successful completion of the program results in a strong understanding of the various psychosocial factors that influence sport participation and performance.

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Dr. Marc Cormier

The UK Sport and Exercise Psychology graduate program is directed by Marc Cormier, Ph.D. He earned his doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology from West Virginia University in 2014. Cormier teaches undergraduate and graduate courses within the UK College of Education Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, 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, Cormier has an appointment in UK Athletics and coordinates all counseling and performance psychology services for the athletic department. Additionally, Cormier 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.