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Ashwin Patel

Dr. Ashwin Patel, a native of Chatham, Ontario,received a B.A. in Psychology and History from the University of Guelph and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology from the University of Tennessee. 

Upon completing his degrees he took a position at Western State Colorado University where he taught there for seven and a half years earning tenure in 2010. During his time at WSCU he taught 13 different courses in the Exercise and Sport Science program. He developed the Sport Psychology minor and served as the faculty advisor for the Sport and Fitness Management emphasis.

He also served as the chair of Academic Policies for three years and provided mental training services for 10 National Championship athletes, in addition to working with teams and coaches in the Gunnison Valley. 

Over the past two years he has served as a consultant for Action Learning Associates an organization thatspecializes in designing and delivering customized programs for leadership development and high performance teams. He joined the Humber faculty in 2013.  Dr. Patel has given presentations on Sport and Exercise Psychology at worldwide and regional Sport Psychology, Exercise Physiology, and CoachingConferences. He worked two years as a manager for a strength and conditioning coach who trained professional athletes, four years with a professional minor league hockey team, and fifteen years as a tennis instructor He is in the final stages to become an Association for Applied Sport Psychology Certified Consultant.

RECENT PUBLICATION

Shannon, V., Gentner, N., Patel, A., & Muccio. D. (2012). Striking Gold: Mental Techniques and Preparation Strategies used by Olympic Gold Medalists. Athletic Insight, 4(1), 1-12. 

MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS

  • Patel, A. The Mental Demands of Professional Motocross Riders: A Qualitative Investigation.
  • Patel, A. Transitioning From Teammate to Coach: Effects on the Coach-Athlete Relationship.
  • Shannon, V., Patel, A., Gentner, N., & Muccio. D. Life After Football: The Experience of Retirement and Career Transition in Former NFL Players (Submitted to Athletic Insight).
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RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS 

  • Houston, M., Gentner, N., Morgan, T., Grindstaff, J., Patel, A., Shannon, V., Rex, C. (October 2013). Pedagogical Practices Across the Sport Psychology Curriculum: Using Multimedia, Research, and Service Learning to Promote Lifelong Health and Wellness in the Classroom and Beyond. Symposia presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Shannon, V., Patel, A., Gentner, N., Morgan, T., Rex, C., Czech, D., & Houston, M. (October 2012). Navigating Academic & Career Transitions as a Young Sport Psychology Professional. Symposia presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Van Diepen, N., Patel, A. (September 2011). College Athletes’ Perspectives on the Role of the Physical Therapist in Post-Injury Psychological Recovery. Paper presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Conference, Honolulu, HI.
  • Gentner, N., Shannon, V., Patel, A., Burdette, T., Czech, D., Tucker, S., & Jordens, N. (October, 2010). An Interview with Coach John Gagliardi. Paper presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Conference, Providence, RI.
  • Shannon, V., Patel, A., Gentner, N., & Muccio, D. (September, 2008). Life After Football: The Experience of Retirement and Career Transition in Former NFL Players. Paper presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • Patel, A. (October, 2007). The Mental Demands and Coping Strategies of Professional Motocross Riders. Paper presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Conference, Louisville, KY.

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