Welcome to the 16th episode of Health Science Coach, a guide to your health care career. Today we take a look into the life of a Sports and Exercise Psychology Professor at the University of Kansas.
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Mary Fry is a professor in sport and exercise psychology and is the Director of the KU Sport and Exercise Psychology Lab. Her research focuses on creating a caring and task-involving climate for individuals (e.g., athletes, coaches, exercisers) in physical activity settings and the social, psychological, and physical benefits of experiencing such a climate. Dr. Fry completed her graduate degrees at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro (MS) and Purdue University (PhD). She serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, the Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, and she is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology. She serves on the National Advisory Board for the Positive Coaching Alliance and has served on the Executive Board for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Dr. Fry and her colleagues have authored, “A Coach’s Guide to Maximizing the Youth Sport Experience: Work Hard, Be Kind.”
Dr. Mary Fry: Director, KU Sport & Exercise Psychology Lab
Website for the KU Sport and Exercise Psychology Lab:https://hses.ku.edu/research/research-labs/sport-psychology-lab