Sport and Exercise Science

Brett A. Nichols, Ph.D.

Brett A. Nichols, Ph.D.

Brett A. Nichols, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

School of Sport and Exercise Science
Natural and Health Sciences

Contact Information

Phone
970-351-4637
Fax
970-351-1762
Office
Gunter Hall 2700
Office Hours
Monday 1:30-3:00 pm; Tuesday 11:00 – 12:30; Thursday 11:00 – 1:30
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
School of Sport and Exercise Science
Campus Box 39
Greeley, CO 80639

Education

2015 – Ph.D. in Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Sport and Exercise Science, University of Northern Colorado

2006 – M.A. in Sport Studies; Exercise, Leisure & Sport, Kent State University

2001 – B.A. in Geography and History, Hamline University

Professional/Academic Experience

2016-present             University of Northern Colorado. Instructor, School of Sport & Exercise Science

Summer 2016             Beijing Sport University, Visiting Professor in Sport Sociology, Foreign Languages Department

2011-2016                  University of Northern Colorado. Adjunct Instructor & Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Sport & Exercise Science and University College

2006                             Kent State University. Adjunct Instructor; Exercise, Leisure & Sport

2004-2005                  Kent State University. Graduate Teaching Assistant; Exercise, Leisure & Sport

Other Experience

2012-present             Positive Coaching Alliance. Certified Trainer

2008-2011                  Oberlin College. Associate Head Coach of Men’s Basketball

2010-2011                  Oberlin College.  Head Men’s Golf Coach

2006-2008                  Oberlin College. Assistant Coach of Men’s Basketball

Research/Areas of Interest

Coaching Effectiveness, Coaching Efficacy, Cross-cultural aspects of sport, Social-Psychological aspects of sport and coaching, Intercollegiate Athletics, International perspectives in sport, coaching, and physical activity

Publications/Creative Works

Davies, M.J., Babkes Stellino, M., Nichols, B.A., & Coleman, L.M. (2015).  Other-Initiated Motivational Climate and Youth Hockey Players' Good and Poor Sport Behaviors. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology 28(1), 78-96.

Babkes Stellino, M., Coleman, L.M., Nichols, B.A., & Davies, M.J. (2014).  Other-initiated motivational climate and good and poor sport behaviors in youth soccer. Poster at Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference, Las Vegas, NV. 

Nichols, B.A., Davies, M.J., Coleman, L.M., & Babkes Stellino, M. (2014). Guidelines for effective coach-initiated motivational climate: Relationship to good and poor sport behavior. National Coaching Conference, Washington, D.C.

Nichols, B.A. (2013). In pursuit of a competitive advantage: Coaching behaviors used by Division I men’s basketball coaches. North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Conference, New Orleans, LA. 


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