Performance Enhancement/Sport Psychology
KNES 202: Introduction to Kinesiology
KNES 241: Teaching Nontraditional Sports
KNES 380: History and Philosophy of Human Movement
KNES 410: Issues in Youth Sports
KNES 430: Applied Sport Psychology
KNES 510: Research Methods in Kinesiology
KNES 581: Consultation Issues in Applied Sport Psychology
Dr. Lenny Wiersma is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton, where he has taught since 2001. He received his masters and doctorate degrees in Sport Psychology from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts and his bachelor’s degree from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. He serves on the editorial board of The Sport Psychologist and is a former Associate Editor for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. He serves as a Sport Psychology consultant on the United States Swimming’s Sports Medicine and Science Network (2003-Present) and on the coaching staff of the National Open Water Select Camp (2013-Present). He has conducted research and/or worked with a variety of extreme sport athletes including big-wave surfers, ultramarathon runners and cyclists, channel swimmers, and UFC fighters. He is currently on the coaching staff of UCLA Men’s Water Polo and UCLA Rowing as a sport psychology consultant. He was the Co-Director of the Center for the Advancement of Responsible Youth Sport at CSUF from 2001-2014 and has published extensively in a variety of psychosocial topics related to youth sport, including coaching and parental education, athlete enjoyment, and efforts of reform. In his spare time he engages in outdoor pursuits with his yellow lab (Maverick), enjoys photography, surfing, and backpacking, and is a long-time volunteer in the Child Life department at CHOC Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
Applied sport psychology with competitive athletes; psychology of extreme sport participation; psycho-social aspects of youth sport.