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Statler, Traci A.

Associate Professor of Kinesiology

Graduate Program Coordinator

Department of Kinesiology

Office: 657-278-8554

Department: 657-278-3316



Dr. Traci Statler is an associate professor of kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton and graduate program coordinator for the Department of Kinesiology. She received her undergraduate degrees from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and her master’s degree in kinesiology from CSUF. Her Ph.D. is in exercise and sport sciences from the University of Utah, with a focus in applied sport psychology. She has taught undergraduate classes in many elements of the sport sciences, including psychology, sociology, law, history, philosophy and coaching theory, and graduate courses in sport psychology and sport sociology. Additionally, she is currently the scientific program chair for the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and serves as a member of its executive board, as well as fellow for the organization. She 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, the National Athletic Training Association and AASP. Her research credits include chapters in several books on applied sport psychology, sport psychology in strength and conditioning environments, and articles in The Sport Psychologist, the Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and the Journal of Sport Behavior. As an applied practitioner, she has worked as a sport psychology consultant for USA Track and Field for over 15 years, and has edited a book on applied sport psychology for elite level track and field athletes and coaches. In addition to consulting with USATF, she is the founder of X-Factor Performance Coaching, providing performance enhancement consultation and mental skills coaching.

Areas of Knowledge:
  • study of excellence in performance
  • sport and performance psychology
  • psychology of injury
  • mental training
  • history and psychology of the Olympics
  • Sport psychology at the OIympics

  • Athletics
  • Kinesiology
  • Sports -- Psychology

  • North America
  • Global