Blair Whitmarsh, Ph.D., M.A., B.A.

Dean; School of Human Kinetics & Athletics; Professor of Human Kinetics

In addition to being the Dean of the School of Human Kinetics and Athletics, Blair serves on the board for the Canadian Sport Institute and is a professional member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association. Since entering the field of sport psychology 25 years ago, Blair has consulted with numerous provincial, national, and international athletes from the sports of ringette, hockey, baseball, volleyball, swimming, soccer, basketball, gymnastics, track and field, and dance. Blair is the author of Mind & Muscle, a book that combined knowledge from the mental and physical sides of serious strength training and bodybuilding.  His articles have appeared in many fitness magazines and he continues to present and judge at many conferences and bodybuilding/fitness competitions. 

  • Ph.D. Sport Psychology (University of Alberta)
  • M.A. Physical Education, Sport Psychology (University of Alberta)
  • B.A. Physical Education & Psychology (Trinity Western University)


Fitness, Health, Kinesiology (mechanics of human body movement), Nutrition, Psychology of sport, Sociology of Sport, and Strength and conditioning

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology
  • Canadian Mental Training Registry
  • Canadian Association for the Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Chair of the British Columbia Physical Education and Kinesiology Articulation Committee
  • Canadian Council of Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators
  • BC Mental Training Working Group
  • Named to the Muscle and Fitness Hers Magazine Editorial Board

  • HKIN 340 Sport Psychology
  • HKIN 195 Foundations of Human Kinetics