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We are actively recruiting both graduate and undergraduate students to help with a wide range of projects within the Sport Psychology lab. Trainees gain valuable experience and skills in both qualitative and quantitative research, and typically assist with:

  • Data collection (e.g., surveys, interviews, etc.)
  • Coding (e.g., coding observational data using Observer XT)
  • Data analysis (e.g., statistical analysis using SPSS, or thematic analysis using nVivo)
  • Preparation of scientific presentations and manuscripts

Students are also welcome to explore their own research interests that are in alignment with the research program of the Sport Psychology Lab. The USU Office of Research and Graduate Studies fund student-led research projects through GRCO and URCO grants. Students are also encouraged to present their research on campus at the Student Research Symposium and at various national and international professional conferences.

Graduate students can complete an independent research project or thesis in sport psychology through the MS Health and Human Movement program. For more information on admission requirements, please go to

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Dr. Vierimaa.