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Amanda Joy Visek Faculty Member

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Amanda J. Visek, PhD, AASP Fellow & CMPC, and CDC Physical Activity in Public Health Fellow, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences at The George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, in Washington, D.C., USA. Her application of group concept mapping for identifying and quantifying determinants of fun in youth sport both in the USA and abroad in Sweden, aptly named the FUN MAPS and SWE FUN MAPS, respectively, have been enthusiastically received worldwide among sport organizations as scientifically rigorous, meaningful, and practical athlete-centered frameworks that are informing coach education, impacting the delivery of sport programs, and shaping policy. Her work has been headlined nationally in USA Today, Washington Post, Huffington Post, ESPNW, U.S. News & World Report, N.Y. Times for Kids, National Public Radio, CBS Radio, ABC News, NBC News, NBC Sports, FOX News and many others, while also being featured globally. Her sponsored research includes funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NIH Clinical National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of Research and Clinical and Translational Science Institute – Children’s National, Swedish Ice Hockey Association, Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), and most recently the U.S. Tennis Association and Saudi Arabia Ministry of Sport. She has been the recipient of early career achievement awards from the American Psychological Association Society for Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, as well as the AASP. She serves as an Establishing Editor for AASP’s newest scientific publication, Journal for Advancing Sport Psychology.

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