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Scott P. Barnicle, PhD, CMPC

Associate Professor of Practice
Sport Psychology
HPER 346


2023-Present Associate Professor of Practice Sport Psychology – The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2022 Teaching Associate Professor Sport & Exercise Psychology – West Virginia University
2016-2022 Teaching Assistant Professor Sport & Exercise Psychology – West Virginia University
2012-2016 Performance Enhancement Consultant

Comprehensive Soldier & Family Fitness Program – The United States Army


2021-2022 Vol. Asst. Coach – Sport Psychology University of Idaho Men’s Golf Program

Vol. Asst. Coach –  Sport Psychology             

University of Nebraska Women’s Golf Program

2013-2016 Vol. Asst. Coach –  Sport Psychology

University of South Carolina Women’ Golf Program

2010-2012 Assistant Coach University of Idaho Women’s Golf Program


KNS 331 Exercise Psychology
KNS 538 Professional Practice Issues in Sport Psychology
KNS 541 Group Supervision in Applied Sport Psychology


PhD University of Idaho Sport and Exercise Psychology
MA Boston College Counseling Psychology
BA Clemson University Psychology


Wyant, J.D, Tseuda, E., Voelker, D.K., Bulger, S.M., & Barnicle, S.P. (in pres). Integrating Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) into Kinesiology Coursework. The Journal of Excellence in College Teaching.

Lou, K., Barnicle, S., Zizzi, & Follmer, D. (in pres). Exploring the relationships between hardiness and performance in collegiate baseball players. Journal for Advancing Sport Psychology in Research.

Svennson, J. & Barnicle, S.P. (2020). Controlled but Autonomous: An Examination of Autonomy Deficit in the Pursuit of Practice in Sport. The Sport Journal, 21, 1-19.

Barnicle, S.P.  & Burton, D. (2019). Understanding “How” an Enjoyment-Focused Intervention Impacts Division 1 Women’s Soccer Players’ Cognitions and Performance. Journal of Physical Education Research, 6(1), 1-12. 

Barnicle, S.P., & Watson II, J.C. (2019) Sport psychology career opportunities with the United States Army. In Hackford, D., Schinke, R.J., & Strauss, B. (Eds) Dictionary of Sport Psychology. New York, NY: Elsevier.

Barnicle, S.P., & Lepage, M. (2018) Lifting the Mind: A Case Study of Applied Sport Psychology in Powerlifting. International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports, 7, 1, 1-5.

Barnicle, S.P. (2017) Enjoyment, mental skills training, and performance enhancement in elite women’s soccer: A case study example. Journal of Performance Psychology, 10, 1-15.

Barnicle, S.P., & Burton, D. (2016) Enhancing Collegiate Women’s Soccer Psychosocial and Performance Outcomes by Promoting Intrinsic Sources of Sport Enjoyment. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 15, 678-687.

Barnicle, S.P., & Barnes, J. (2015) Closing the Deal: Sport Enjoyment and the Public Relations of Business Golf. Journal of Contemporary Athletics, 9, 2, 61-74.

Barnicle, S.P., Barnes, J., & Lee, A.M. (2014). A Good Walk Made Great: The Psychology of Business Golf. International Journal of Golf Science, 3, 90-100.

Barnicle, S.P., & Burton, D. (2014) Networking as an American sport psychology doctoral student: creating and marketing your personal brand. Innovative writings in sport and exercise psychology. Robert Schinke: New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2014

Barnicle, S.P., Pollock, D.C., Burton, D., Lee, A, M. (2012) Examining enjoyment and stress factors in golf: Comparing elite and recreational amateur Golfers. Journal of Applied Golf Research, 10, 2-22