Sport and Exercise Science
Brett A. Nichols, Ph.D.
School of Sport and Exercise Science
Natural and Health Sciences
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
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
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
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
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.