Portrait of Barbara Meyer

Barbara B. Meyer, PhD, CMPC

  • Professor, Physical Therapy
  • Program Coordinator, Certified Mental Performance Consultant Graduate Certificate


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Speaker Topics

  • Applied Sport Psychology
  • Integrated Human Performance
  • Rest & Recovery
  • Tactical Athletes
  • Talent Identification and Talent Development
  • Grit in Sport

Interests & Expertise

Dr. Meyer’s research projects are borne out of the need to identify solutions to the real life concerns of elite performers. Ongoing research examines: (a) rest and recovery in sport athletes and coaches, as well as tactical athletes; (b) grit in sport and tactical athletes; (c) the symbiotic relationship between talent identification and talent development in elite sport, and; (d) integrated human performance.

In her sport psychology practice, Dr. Meyer uses a systems approach to: (a) enhance the performance of athletes, teams, and sport organizations, and; (b) facilitate rehabilitation and return to sport following injury. She has worked with professional and world-class athletes, teams, and sport organizations in freestyle skiing, ice hockey, speed skating, football, basketball, soccer, tennis, golf, equestrian, and many other sports.

Selected Publications

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Courses Taught

  • KIN 350: Psychological Aspects of Sport & Exercise
  • KIN 550: Psychological Aspects of Human Movement
  • KIN 552: Psychology of Personal Excellence
  • KIN 850A: Seminar in Psychology of Physical Activity: Applications in Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • KIN 850B: Seminar in Psychology of Physical Activity: Social Psychology
  • KIN 850C: Seminar in Psychology of Physical Activity: Emotional Intelligence
  • HMS 891: Research Seminar
  • HMS 990: Research & Thesis
  • HMS 991: Doctoral Dissertation