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Takahiro Sato

Assistant Professor


 

 

Office: Phelps Dodge 136

Campus Phone: (575) 538-6861

E-mail: takahiro.sato@wnmu.edu

 

Began at WNMU: 2012

Education
Ph. D., University of Tennessee
M.Sc., Western Illinois University
B.A., Keio University


Research and academic interests
Psychological approach in budo (martial arts), Sport and exercise participation across the life span, Talent development, Quality of life, Performance enhancement, Quality of practice for skill acquisition,

Courses taught
KINS 201 Introduction to Kinesiology
KINS 300 Nutrition/diet Therapy
KINS 400 Motor Behavior
KINS 440/442 Exercise Prescription for Special Populations
KIN 441/443 Principles of Conditioning
PSY 445 Psychology of Sports and Exercise

Professional memberships
Association for Applied Sport Psychology
International Society of Sport Psychology
Japanese Academy of Budo [Martial arts]


Publication
Sato, T., & Wrisberg, C. A. Soul, sword, and body: A phenomenological investigation of kenshi’s experience of kendo. (Submitted to Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology)

Scholarly presentations
Sato, T. (2012, October). Psychological interventions for kenshi to prepare for the All United States Kendo Championship. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Atlanta, GA.

Sato, T. (2010, October). A phenomenological investigation of kenshi’s experiences of kendo. Paper session presented at the meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Providence, RI.

Sato, T. (2009, September). Inner achievement with a sword: Sport psychology consulting for kendo. Paper session presented at the meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Salt Lake City, UT.

Sato, T. (2008, September). Psychological challenges and strategies of survival of a gyoja during kaihogyo. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), St. Louis, MO.

Sato, T. (2008, February). The mental component of kendo. Paper session presented at the meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Southeast Student Regional Conference, Statesboro, GA.

Sato, T., & Finch, L. (2006, September). Talent development of professional baseball players. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Miami, FL.

Sato, T. (2005, February). Talent development of former professional baseball players. Paper session presented at the Midwest Sport & Exercise Psychology Symposium in Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Hobbies and personal interests
Baseball, Kendo, Soul-searching with cultural cuisine

Favorite quotes
"The past is history, the future's a mystery. Being alive in this moment is a gift -that's why they call it the present." ~ Zen Golf

"Try not. Do or do not. There is no try." ~ Yoda



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