Steven H. Frierman
Associate Professor of Health Studies and Kinesiology
Degrees: PHD, 1992, Univ North Carolina Greensboro; MS, 1988, Univ North Texas; BS, 1985, CUNY Brooklyn Coll
Bio: Dr. Frierman received his doctorate of Philosophy from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro from the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences. He has developed and/or modified 8 different courses across five different programs in order to meet the present needs of students. He was the creator of the Sport Psychology section for American Football Quarterly which reached over 15,000 sport practitioners per quarter. Dr. Frierman wrote or edited 16 articles focusing on performance enhancement strategies and coaching effectiveness as well as having his own column, entitled "The Mind Zone." Dr. Frierman has presented at local and national conferences and organizations including NASPSPA, AAHPERD, NYSAAHPERD, NYSSHLAS and NCJW. He was the sport psychologist for one of the NY professional teams and has worked with coaches and athletes of all ages and skill levels on the development and implementation of mental training programs. He has been interviewed by several journalists and TV hosts requesting information in the areas of sport and exercise psychology and he is presently writing a book entitled "Blessing in Disguise: Inspiring others to overcome difficulties their lives." Dr. Frierman's research interests focus on group and team dynamics, psychological momentum, and motivational and adherence strategies in sport, physical activity and exercise. He has adopted a scholarly application approach in which research is simplified and presented to sport and exercise practitioners for their own professional growth and development.