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SPORT presents 7th annual Spear Conference

February 9, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments
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SPEAR Conference

The Sport Psychology Organization and Research Team (SPORT) is a student lead graduate organization developed to foster professional development within the field of sport and exercise psychology. Their major annual event is a two-day conference, where many prolific and well-respected scholars from diverse disciplines and fields, as well as international speakers are invited to share their expertise at the Sport Professionals’ Experience And Research (SPEAR) Conference.

The 2015 conference theme is “Social Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology.” The focus of the conference will be on examining a broad spectrum of topics that are intimately related to the reciprocal relationship that society shares with sport and exercise. Areas of interest include gender, race, social effects of participation, moral and character development, sexuality, and more.

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Keynote Speakers

This year’s conference will take place on February 16th and 17th in room 203 of the Student Services Building. The keynote speakers include Dr. Jay Coakley, professor emeritus at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; Dr. David Conroy, professor in Preventive Medicine-Behavioral Medicine at Northwestern University; and Dr. Sigal Ben-Zaken of Wingate Institute in Israel. The conference will also feature presentations by Vanessa Fuchs, senior associate athletics director at Florida State University (FSU); Dr. John Lata, assistant athletic director for Student Services at FSU; and Dr. Ryan Rodenberg, assistant professor of Sport Management at FSU.

The complete schedule for the two-day conference is as follows:

Day 1: Monday, February 16th

9:00 – 10:00 AM

10:00 – 10:15 AM
Welcoming Remarks
Betsy J. Becker, Ph.D., Department Chair, EPLS, FSU

10:15 – 11:15 AM
Safe Sport
Cecile Reynaud, Ph.D., FSU, Sport Management

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Keynote Address
Youth sports: Changing Experiences for Young People
Jay Coakley, Ph.D., University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

12:30 – 1:30 PM

1:30 – 2:30 PM
Student Presentations
Justin Mason, Ph.D., EPLS, FSU
Savanna Ward, Ph.D., EPLS, FSU
André Luis Aroni, Visiting Scholar, Universidade Estadual Paulista

2:30 – 3:45 PM
Keynote Address
Dual Process Theory of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior
David Conroy, Ph.D., Northwestern University

Day 2: Tuesday, February 17th

8:30 – 9:00 AM

9:00 – 10:00 AM
Athletic Department Student Services
Vanessa Fuchs, Senior Associate Athletic Director, FSU
John Lata, Ph.D., Assistant Athletic Director for Student Services, FSU

10:00 – 11:15 AM
Keynote Address
Behavioral Intervention Technologies
David Conroy, Ph.D., Northwestern University

11:15AM – 12:15 PM
Keynote Address
The Genetic Basis of Athletic Performance
Sigal Ben-Zaken, Ph.D., Wingate Institute

12:15 – 1:15 PM

1:15 – 2:15 PM
Referee Analytics: Bias in Basketball and Football
Ryan Rodenberg, Ph.D., Sport Management, FSU

2:15 – 3:30 PM
Keynote Address
College Sports at a Turning Point: Uncertainties for Athletes
Jay Coakley, Ph.D., University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

3:30 – 3:45 PM
Closing Remarks
Jason Ritchie, SPORT President, FSU

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