Traci Statler, PhD Traci Statler, PhD  

Associate Professor

Location: KHS 139 
Telephone: (657) 278-8554
Fax: (657) 278-5317

Advising Area:
Performance Enhancement/Sport Psychology,Sport Psychology
Sport Studies

Couse Taught:
KNES 383: Introduction to the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity KNES 414: Legal Issues in Kinesiology
KNES 430: Applied Sport Psychology  
KNES 580: Advanced Study in Sport Psychology
KNES 581: Consulting Issues in Sport Psychology

Originally from New York City, Dr. Traci Statler received her undergraduate degrees from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and her Master’s degree in Kinesiology from Fullerton.  She was then granted her Ph.D. in Exercise and Sport Sciences from the University of Utah, with a focus in applied sport psychology.  She has been with the department of Kinesiology at CSUF since 2007, but had taught at other universities in California, South Carolina and Utah prior to her return to Fullerton.  She has taught undergraduate classes in many elements of sport, including psychology, sociology, law, history, philosophy and coaching theory, and graduate courses in sport psychology and sport sociology.  Dr. Statler is the Scientific Program Chair for the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and has presented her research and experience at both the national and international level, including conferences of the   International Society of Sport Psychology, the   European Federation of Sport Psychology, the   American College of Sport Medicine, and the   AASP.  Her research credits include chapters in several books on applied sport psychology, and articles in   The Sport Psychologist   and the   Journal of Sport Behavior.  Tied to her work as a sport psychology consultant for US Track and Field, she has also edited a book on applied sport psychology for elite level track and field athletes and coaches.  In addition to consulting with USATF, Dr. Statler also works as a performance enhancement consultant for several athletic teams and individual performers in Southern California.

Interest Area:
Excellence in sport psychology consulting, performance enhancement in elite populations (including both sport and non-sport environments), internationality of sport psychology consulting, the psychology of effective injury rehabilitation, and qualitative methodology in sport science.  

Current projects:
Excellence in sport psychology consulting, effectiveness of sport psychology in Paralympic athletes and coaches, and the use of sport psychology training and intervention in strength and conditioning environments.