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Ken Ravizza Scholarship

Ken Ravizza Scholarship in Sport and Performance Psychology

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The “Ken Ravizza Scholarship in Sport and Performance Psychology” was established in 2015 in honor of Dr. Kenneth Ravizza on the occasion of his retirement. Dr. Ravizza joined California State University, Fullerton in 1977 and created one of the first applied sport psychology graduate training programs in the United States. He was the first to introduce the term “peak experience” in sport and established a philosophical foundation for approaching both the challenges of everyday life as well as human performance. Dr. Ravizza established the University’s first stress management course and began a practice of consultation with coaches and athletes in multiple sports to introduce the “mental game” as part of their holistic training. He was a pioneer in the establishment and professionalization of the field of applied sport and performance psychology, successfully navigating and eventually helping to destigmatize psychological interventions in sport. The field and profession of Sport Psychology is now both accepted and normalized in large part due to Dr. Ravizza’s influence. 

This scholarship is intended to annually support a graduate student pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology with a focus on Sport and Performance Psychology.

If you would like to make a donation by check, please make payable to "CSUF Philanthropic Foundation" (Memo: Ken Ravizza Scholarship).  Checks may be mailed to:

Ken Ravizza Scholarship
Attn: Elizabeth Eastin
CSUF College of Health and Human Development
800 N. State College Blvd., EC-606
Fullerton, CA 92831

If you have questions or would like to make a donation via an investment account (401k/IRA) or stock transfer, please contact Elizabeth Eastin at 714-451-5422 or eeastin@fullerton.edu.