Performance Enhancement/Sport Psychology Sport Studies
KNES 342: Stress Management
KNES 364: Motor Development
KNES 371: Human Motor Control and Learning
KNES 558: Advanced Study in Teaching Human Movement
Dr. Chen joined the faculty in the Department of Kinesiology in 1998. He received his master’s degree in Motor Behavior from Florida State University, Tallahassee and his doctorate degree in Sport Psychology and Motor Behavior from University of Florida, Gainesville. He co-authored a textbook for stress management and published more than 20 research articles in the areas of sport psychology, motor learning, and tai chi. He serves as a section editor for the Californian Journal of Health Promotion and was a former Vice-President for the Southwest District AAHPERD. Currently he is a stress management consultant for corporations and universities. He enjoys cooking, reading and performing tai chi every day.
Understanding psychological factors leading to acquisition of human motor skills and peak performance; preventing and managing stress in daily living and sport performance; neurological mechanisms in human motor control and learning; teaching and student engagement strategies
Neurological underpinnings for bilateral training and transfer effects; feedback scheduling and rewards timing for motor learning; deep learning and environmental constraints; exploratory approach to motor control and learning