Exercise Science and Sport Studies

Emily Wright

Concentration: Sport Psychology
Academic Degrees:
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • M.S., Miami University
  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University
Courses Taught:

323 Sport in a Diverse Society, 324 Sport and Exercise Psychology, 390 Sport Ethics, 111 Introduction to Exercise and Health Science


Dr. Wright’s research interests seek to enhance children’s developmental experiences in sport through the study of family interactions and relationships. More specifically, Dr. Wright’s research focuses on parents and how their attitudes and behaviors shape children’s outcomes in sport and how the sport context impacts family dynamics.

Applied Experience:

In addition to accommodating teaching and research, Dr. Wright provides psychological skills training (PST) to athletes (ranging from the youth to collegiate level) to develop and enhance their mental game in various areas such as anxiety management, focus, confidence, resilience, energy management, etc.

Professional Memberships:
  • Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)
  • North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA)
  • American Psychological Association Division 47 (APA)
  • Certificate in Online Teaching & Learning – Michigan State University
  • CPR, First Aid, and AED Certified
Recommended Advisor:

Dr. Wright advises students interested in sport and exercise psychology graduate programs.

Emily Wright, visiting assistant professor

CSB Henrita Academic Building 10B
[email protected]

Contact the Exercise Science and Sport Studies Department
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Don Fischer
Chair, Exercise Science & Sport Studies