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Noah Gentner

Noah received a B.A. in Psychology from Indiana University and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology from the University of Tennessee. Upon completing his degrees he served as an Assistant Professor and Department Chair in Exercise and Sport Sciences at Tennessee Wesleyan College. He later accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Sciences at Ithaca College. During his four years at IC he helped coordinate the undergraduate and graduate programs in Sport Psychology.

In 2009 Noah took a position at Georgia Southern University where he coordinated the Master’s program in Sport Psychology and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Sport Psychology and Coaching Education. He joined the Humber faculty in 2011 and is the Program Coordinator for the Wellness Coaching post-graduate program. He teaches in the Wellness Coaching and Fitness and Health Promotion programs at Humber as well as the Kinesiology program at the University of Guelph-Humber.

Dr. Gentner helped develop the Humber Centre for Healthy Living which provides holistic health and wellness services to Humber faculty and staff. He has published research in several journals and has given presentations on Sport and Exercise Psychology at worldwide and regional Sport Psychology, Coaching, and Athletic Training Conferences.  He is a Sport Psychology Consultant and has worked with individual athletes, teams, and coaches ranging from youth sport to professional levels.   


  • Gentner, N. (2012). Book and resource reviews: Critical essays in applied sport psychology. The Sport Psychologist, 24, 158-159.
  • 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.
  • Gentner, N., Wrisberg., & Lounsbury, J. (2011). The athlete life quality scale: Development and psychometric analysis. Athletic Insight, 3 (1), 77-98..
  • Yancey, A., Czech, D., Joyner, A., Zwald, D., & Gentner, N. (2011). The Experience of preshot routines among professional golfers: An existential phenomenological investigation. Journal of Excellence, 14, 48-68.
  • Harpold, M., Czech, D., Metzler, J., Rossi, S., Shaver, G., Gentner, N., Parker, K., & Judge, L. (2011). The mental cage: A qualitative analysis of the mental game in the sport of mixed martial arts. International Journal of Fitness, 2, 25-40.
  • Gentner, N. (2011). Four tips for coaching championship games. Podium Sports Journal.
  • Gentner, N. (2011). Choking: What it is and how to avoid it. Podium Sports Journal.
  • Gentner, N. (2010). Role performance: The forgotten key to success. Podium Sports Journal.
  • Gentner, N., & Patel, A. (in press). Ping Pong. Encyclopedia of World Sport.
  • Gentner, N. B. (2010). Stick to your strengths…do them well. Podium Sports
  • Gentner, N. B. (2010). Coaching the Generation “Y” athlete. Podium Sports
  • Gentner, N. B. (2010). What’s up with Tiger Woods? Podium Sports Journal.
  • Gentner, N. B. (2010). Move over Dwyane and Chris-LeBron is here!-or- The King and two princes. Podium Sports Journal.
  • Gentner, N. B. (2010). NBA Finals. Who will “turn it on”? Podium Sports
  • Gentner, N. B. (2010). Pain is temporary - quitting lasts forever. Podium Sports
  • Gentner, N. B. (2010). Is your focus on achieving success or avoiding failure? Podium Sports
  • Gentner, N. B. (2010). Tiger has to actually "try" now. Podium Sports Journal.
  • Gentner, N. B. (2010). The most important job interview in sports: Part II. Podium Sports
  • Gentner, N. B. (2010). 2010 NCAA basketball: The psychology of an upset. Podium Sports
  • Gentner, N. B. (2010). The most important job interview in sports: Part I. Podium Sports
  • Gentner, N. B., Sager, C., Pope, S., Leonard, J., Delgado, E., McAlarnen, M., Czapla, R., Efland, A., Schulefand, A., Vanaman, J., Atkins, B., Spak, J. (2009). Laser focused: Insight into the mental preparation of an Olympic gold medalist rower. Journal of Excellence (13), 33-39.
  • Staurowsky, E. J., DeSousa, M. J., Ducher, G., Gentner, N., Miller, K. E., Shakib, S., Theberge, N., & Williams, N. (2009). Her Life Depends On It II: Sport, Physical Activity, and the Health and Well-Being of American Girls and Women. East Meadow, NY: Women’s Sports Foundation.
  • Gentner, N., McGraw, T., Gonzalez, S. & Czech, D. (2008). An examination of pre-service routines of elite tennis players. The Sport Journal, 11(4).
  • Gentner, N., Wrisberg, C., & Whitney, B. (2008). An interview with John Gagliardi. Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual, 23, 278-309.
  • Spieler, J., Czech, D., Joyner, S., Munkasy, P, Gentner, N., & Long, J. (2007). Predicting athletic success: Factors contributing to the success of NCAA Division I AA collegiate football players. Athletic Insight, June 2007.
  • Ploszay, A.J., Gentner, N.B., Skinner, C.H., & Wrisberg, C.A. (2006). The effects of multisensory imagery in conjunction with physical movement rehearsal on golf putting performance. Journal of Behavioral Education.
  • Gentner, N. (2006). Book and resource reviews: Group dynamics in sport (3rd ed.). The Sport Psychologist, 20, 112-114.
  • Gentner, N. (2005). Mental conditioning. Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, 3, 998-1003.
  • Gentner, N. (2005). Performance. Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, 3, 1160-1164.
  • Gentner, N. (2005) Pilates. Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, 3, 1184-1186.
  • Gentner, N. (2005). Building on the positives: Two elite tennis players’ experience of sport psychology. Journal of Excellence, 10.
  • Gentner, N., Fisher, L., & Wrisberg, C. (2004). Athletes’ and coaches’ perceptions of sport psychology services offered by graduate students at one NCAA Division I university. Psychological Reports, 94, 213-216.
  • Kimball, A., Gentner, N., Lynn, T., & Brueckner, S. (Winter, 2003-2004). From afterthought to centerpiece: Sport psychology and the USOC. American College of Sports Medicine Fit Society Page (pages 7, 12).
  • Gentner, N. (2004). One point at a time: An interview with an elite tennis player. Journal of Excellence, 9, 70-83.
  • Gentner, N., Kimball, A., & Frey, M. (2002). The First Tee Program of north Knoxville. Working Papers On-Line Journal, 1.

Noah Gentner