Artur Poczwardowski, Ph.D.

Art's Pic for SPEX pdfSince 1991, Dr. Poczwardowski has consulted with athletes and teams from numerous sports such as tennis, golf, hockey, judo, squash, baseball, team handball, soccer, track and field, diving, rowing, air pistol shooting, alpine skiing, cross country skiing, figure skating, and speed skating. At the elite level, he worked with the Polish national men’s and women’s judo teams (1991 & 1992 European Championships, 1992 World Championships, and 1992 Olympic Games), St. Lawrence University Division I women’s hockey team (2001 and 2004 Frozen Four), and tennis players from Academia Sanchez-Casal (Naples, Florida). In 2006, he founded Planet Excellence Sports, Inc. and delivered mental training to elite tennis players and golfers. He is a Certified Consultant AASP (the Association for Applied Sport Psychology) in performance enhancement and is listed in United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Sport Psychology Registry.

He has 38 publications (of which 16 are published in premier peer-reviewed journals, 9 are book chapters, one is a co-edited book, and 12 are publications for different professional journals). He delivered over 60 professional presentations on national and international level and over 30 invited and educational lectures and workshops in the United States, Canada, Greece, Denmark, and Poland. His publications and professional presentations focus on sport psychology practice for performance enhancement and psychological well-being, coach-athlete relationships, and coping strategies in elite performers. For two years (2004 – 2006) he served as an Associate Editor for The Sport Psychologist and he currently serves on its Editorial Board. In 2006 he was nominated for the President of Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), which has membership from about 30 countries.

Artur received his Ph.D. in exercise and sport science with specialization in psychosocial aspects of sport from University of Utah, Salt Lake City, a master’s degree in coaching and physical education from University of Physical Education in Gdańsk, Poland and a master’s degree in psychology from Gdańsk University, Poland. Currently he is an associate professor at University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology and, in the past he worked at Barry University (Miami Shores, Florida), St. Lawrence University (Canton, New York), University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah), and University of Physical Education in Gdańsk (Poland). Courses that he has taught include applied sport psychology, consulting methods and practices, group dynamics in sports, motor learning and control, and training planning and periodization.

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