Kimberly A. Cologgi
Kimberly A. Cologgi is a visiting instructor in the Sport & Exercise Psychology Master’s program in the Department of Sport & Exercise Sciences. She is finishing her PhD (May, 2017) in Sport & Exercise Psychology from Florida State University. She received her MS in 2015 in Sport & Exercise Psychology from Florida State University and dual BA’s in Psychology and Communication Studies from Canisius College in 2013.
Both Kimberly’s thesis and doctoral research were focused on the psychological components of athlete retirement, and transition into new career endeavors. The specific aims of the research were to recognize the effects of retirement on former athlete’s self-concept clarity and identifying which types of coping lead to a more successful transition. Kimberly is currently involved still involved in a few lines of research with fellow Florida State graduate students, some of which include, the ironic effects of golf putting tendencies, and whether virtual reality technology can improve athlete’s ability to meditate and regulate physiological responses.
Kimberly is working towards her Association of Applied Sport Psychology Certification (CC-AASP). She has accumulated experience with a wide variety of athletes from collegiate dancers to club ice-hockey. Her sport psychology consulting philosophy is centered on an educational approach which allows performers to enhance their self-awareness and ultimately improve performance.