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Sports Psychology Consultant
John Paul Muczko, Ph.D.

B.S. - The Florida State University (1983) Physical Education, K-12 & FSU Coaching Education Certificate, minor in Science, K-9.
M.S.Ed. - Baylor University (1985) Physical Education emphasis in Coaching Education.
Ph.D. - The University of Kansas (1991) Education/Physical Education emphasis in Sport Psychology and support in Counseling Psychology.
  • Certified Consultant (no. 85), Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology
  • American Psychological Association (Division 47)
  • United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry
  • International Society of Sport Psychology
  • American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance
  • Delaware Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
  • American College of Sports Medicine
    Personal/Professional Background
  • Born in New Castle, PA.; raised in Lake Worth, FL.; youth player and coach.
  • Walk-on tryout with Washington Redskins, NFL.
  • P.E. instructor at Palm Beach Jr. College, Lake Worth, FL.
  • Earned bachelorís degree at Florida State University (1983); recipient of Kuras-Taylor Scholarship Award for Outstanding Major in P.E./Teacher Education, 1982.
  • Earned masterís degree at Baylor University (1985); intramural director and lecturer in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation (1985-88).
  • Earned Ph.D. at KU; worked KU summer skills/fitness camps for youth; recipient of the Wayne Osness Outstanding Doctoral Student Award from the Department of HPER (1990).
  • Employed 1991-1995 as Assistant Professor in Health and Physical Education at Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, La.; consultant to Tech Athletics; received LAHPERD State Conference Emerging Leader Award, 1992.
  • Employed 1995-2001 as Associate Professor of Kinesiology at Shenandoah University in the School of Arts and Sciences; consultant to Hornet athletics; received SU Excellence in Substance Abuse Education Award, 1996; received SU Student Government Association Outstanding Faculty Service for School of Arts and Sciences award, 1997; received SU Student Government Association Advisor of the Year award, 1999.
  • Employed since 2001 as Associate Professor in Department of Physical Education, Wesley College, Dover, DE; NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative and consultant to Wolverine Athletics.
  • Honored as the 16th J.H. Post Lecturer at Winthrop University, Fall, 1999.
  • Married to Carol, retail sales manager in clothing apparel.
  • Enjoy fitness activities and reading.
    Related Professional Work Experience
  • Chronicled in national and state journals; written and reviewer for texts; editorial advisory board member, Collegiate Press; presented over 50 seminar presentations and additional 25 national and region or state professional conferences; topics of presentations included mental skills training (e.g., imagery, goalsetting, stress management), optimal performance programming, athlete and coach burnout prevention, psychological aspects of injury, career maturity and the athlete, HIV/AIDS attitudes, knowledge and behaviors of athletes, and drug education.
  • Professional (APA, AAASP, AAHPERD) research/lecture presentations for national and regional conferences have included the cities of Chicago, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Nashville, Reno, St. Louis, Williamsburg, VA. Lake Tahoe, Denver, Washington, D.C. Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Dallas, Lafayette, LA, Rapid City, SD.
  • Performance consultation includes collegiate, professional and elite athletes, local junior/senior high school athletes, and performing artists.
  • Special guest appearances for CBS television affiliate, KNOE, Monroe, LA; featured in several local and national newspapers including USA Today (Super Bowl XXX edition) and Dallas Cowboys Official Weekly.
  • Co-host and expert panel participant for film, Reaching Out: The Disabled Student.

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