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Fitni Destani

Assistant Professor
Physical Education
Spaulding Gymnasium 130 • M-2375
603-358-2804

Degrees and Credentials: BA Psychology, University of California at Santa Barbara; MA Sports Science, San Francisco State University; PhD Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport, The University of Utah

Professional Interests: I am interested in continuing to examine the topic area related to the physical educator’s emphasis on the classroom environment (motivational climate and caring climate) and its effect on physical activity with youth in physical education.

Professional Background: Graduate Instructor, The University of Utah, Summer 2005-Spring 2009; Applied Sport Psychology Consultant

Awards & Accolades: Student Representative on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Sport Psychology in Action (2007 - 2011)

Selected Professional Work:

“Promoting Character Development through Teaching Wrestling in Physical Education,” Recently accepted in the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2013

Review of “DVD Mental Skills for Competitive Athletes,” Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 2010

Review of “Electronic resource Up2Us website,” Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 2010

Review of the book, “The Mental Essentials,” Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 2010

Personal: Love spending time with my wife and my two-year old son; love being physically active and staying fit year round.

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