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Jedediah Blanton, PhD


Assistant Professor of Practice
Sport Psychology
HPER 346


KNS 231 Introduction to Sport Psychology
KNS 290 Principles of Skill Learning & Motor Control
KNS 380 Special Topics: Psychology of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior
KNS 380 Special Topics: Psychosocial Aspects of Youth Sport

Blanton’sĀ research focus within the psychosocial aspects of sport lies in the education and development of leadership and life skills in youth athletes. He values the potential of research to inform specific user groups as well as the general public and thus enjoys programming and outreach efforts, and isĀ involved with evaluation research. Blanton strongly believes in user-focused work that not only informs academic and scholarly literature, but can influence experiences for student-athletes and youth physical activity participants.


PhD Michigan State University Kinesiology
(Psychosocial Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity)
MS Georgia Southern University Kinesiology
(Sport Psychology)
BA Fort Lewis College Sports Administration

Blanton, J., Driska, A., & Mac Intosh, A. (2015). Evaluation: A model of scientist-practitioner balance for sport psychology professionals. Association for Applied Sport Psychology | Annual Conference | Indianapolis, IN [symposium]

Blanton, J. (2015). What works when working with high school athletes. Keynote presentation for the Minnetonka Summer Institute | Minnetonka, MN

Blanton, J., Sturges, A.J., & Gould, D. (2014). Lessons learned from a leadership development club for high school athletes. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action. 5(1), 1-13.

Gould, D., Carson, S., & Blanton, J. (2013). Coaching life skills. In P. Potrac, W. Gilbert, & J. Denison (eds.) The Routledge handbook of sports coaching. (pp. 259-270). New York, NY: Routledge

Blanton, J., Oregon, E., Flett, M.R., Gould, D., & Pfeiffer, K. (2013). The Feasibility of using nature-based settings for physical activity programming: Views from urban youth and program providers. American Journal of Health Education. 44(6), 324-334.

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