Blair Whitmarsh
Dean, Professor
Phone
+1 (604) 513-2114

Biography

In addition to being the Dean of the School of Human Kinetics, Blair is also a member of the Canadian Mental Training Registry. Since entering the field of sport psychology 16 years ago, Blair has consulted with numerous provincial, national, and international athletes from the sports of ringette, hockey, baseball, volleyball, swimming, gymnastics, track and field, and dance. Blair is the author of Mind & Muscle, a ground-breaking book in the mind-body literature, combining the latest research and essential experiences related to the mental and physical sides of serious strength training and bodybuilding. Blair has regularly contributed to the popular magazine, Muscle and Fitness, and is a frequent presenter at conferences, speaking about the psychological aspects of fitness and strength training. In his spare time he enjoys running, cycling, swimming, playing tennis, reading, and spending time with his wife and family.

Research & Scholarship

Education

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

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

Expertise

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

Courses Taught

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