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Dr. Bonnie Berger, School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies, will be sworn in Wednesday (Sept. 16) as president-elect of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). The ceremony will take place at the group’s annual conference, in Salt Lake City.


Dr. Bonnie Berger

Berger has been elected to a three-year term that includes serving as president-elect, president and past president.
 
She is a charter member and Fellow of the organization. A certified consultant, she has been a frequent AASP participant, presenter and committee member, including of the Executive Board. She is on the editorial board of AASP’s journal, the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, and was formerly the exercise and health section editor.

As an interdisciplinary association drawing from the fields of exercise and sport science as well as psychology, the AASP promotes the science and practice of sport and exercise psychology and advocates the application of psychological principles that have been supported by research in sport and exercise. Since its founding in 1986, the organization has emerged as the largest applied sport and exercise psychology organization in the world. AASP delivers services to athletes, coaches, teams, parents and other groups involved in exercise, sport participation and rehabilitation.

Berger was also a founding member of the Exercise and Sport Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association. In addition to teaching exercise and sport psychology coursework at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for more than 35 years, she has published two books and more than 65 journal articles and book chapters. Berger also has served on editorial boards of Quest, the International Journal of Sport Psychology and the Sport Psychologist, among others.

Berger has been at BGSU since 1999. She was previously an administrator at the University of Wyoming and at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She began her academic teaching career at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

She received a bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University and both her master’s degree and doctorate, with a specialization in exercise and sport psychology and motor learning, from Teachers College, Columbia University.


 
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September 14, 2009

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