Mark Aoyagi

  • Biographical Description

    • Dr. Mark Aoyagi is the Director of Sport & Performance Psychology and Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver, where he also founded and directs the Center for Performance Excellence. Along with partners Dr. Artur Poczwardowski, Dr. Steve Portenga, and Dr. Jamie Shapiro, Mark formed Sport & Performance Excellence Consultants, a practice dedicated to providing performance psychology services to people seeking excellence and fulfillment in their performances and life. His areas of expertise include performance excellence, team effectiveness, and  achieving meaning, satisfaction and fulfillment through sport, work, and life. Mark is a recognized sport psychology consultant and has worked with several NCAA Division I athletic departments as well as professional and Olympic teams and athletes. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Colorado, a Certified Consultant, AASP (Association for Applied Sport Psychology) and is listed in the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Sport Psychology Registry. Mark is active in several professional organizations including the International Society for Sport Psychology, American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP); and has served on the Student Development Committee, Future of Focus Areas Ad Hoc Committee, and Foundation Committee, and as Chair of the Graduate Program Committee for AASP and as Member-at-Large on the Executive Committee, member of the Public Interest Committee, member of the Practice Committee, and Chair of the Science Committee for APA Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology). Mark has several publications and national conference presentations on the topics of sport psychology, team effectiveness, models of sport psychology practice, and ethics among others, and co-edited (with Artur Poczwardowski) Expert Approaches to Sport Psychology: Applied Theories of Performance Excellence. He has been an invited speaker for several professional teams and college athletic departments in the United States as well as internationally for high performance groups in Canada, Poland, Italy, Mexico, and New Zealand.

      Mark earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Sport Psychology from the University of Missouri in 2006 and was the Sport Psychology Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California. Prior to that, he completed a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Utah in 1999 and a M.S. in Kinesiology, Sport Psychology emphasis from Georgia Southern University in 2001. Mark also completed a Graduate Business Certificate in Management from the University of Denver Daniels College of Business in 2011. He was the recipient of the inaugural Early Career Professional Award from Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) of the American Psychological Association in 2013, and the 2005 Student-Practitioner Award from the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology for excellence in applied sport psychology. Mark played rugby, football, baseball, and wrestling competitively, and now enjoys a variety of recreational sports and outdoor activities. More on Dr. Aoyagi’s scholarly and professional activities can be found here.

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Selected Publications

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    • Books

      Aoyagi, M. W., & Poczwardowski, A. (Eds.). (2012). Expert approaches to sport psychology: Applied theories of performance excellence. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.

      Refereed Journals

      Christensen, D. A., & Aoyagi, M. W. (in press). Lessons learned consulting at my first Olympic Trials: Swimming through growing pains. The Sport Psychologist.

      Aoyagi, M. W. (2013). Teaching theories of performance excellence to sport & performance psychology consultants-in-training. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 4, 139-151.

      Portenga, S. T., Aoyagi, M. W., & Statler, T. (2012). Consulting on the Run: Performance psychology and the preparation of USA track and field athletes for the Olympics. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 3, 98-108.

      Aoyagi, M. W., Portenga, S. T., Poczwardowski, A., Cohen, A. B., & Statler, T. (2012). Reflections and directions: The profession of sport psychology past, present, and future. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 43, 32-38.

      Aoyagi, M. W., & Portenga, S. T. (2010). The role of positive ethics and virtues in the context of sport & performance psychology service delivery. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41, 253-259.

      Aoyagi, M. W., & Cox, R. H. (2009). The effects of scholarship status on intrinsic motivation. Athletic Insight Journal 1, 63-74.

      Aoyagi, M. W., Burke, K. L.,Joyner, A. B., Hardy, C. J., & Hamstra, M. S. (2009). The associations of competitive trait anxiety and personal control with burnout in sport. Athletic Insight Journal 1, 1-14.

      Aoyagi, M. W., Cox, R. H., & McGuire, R. T. (2008). Organizational citizenship behavior in sport: Relationships with leadership, team cohesion, and athlete satisfaction. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 20, 25-41.

      Book Chapters

      Poczwardowski, A., Aoyagi, M. W., Shapiro, J., & Van Raalte, J. L. (in press). Developing professional philosophy for sport psychology consulting practice. In A. Papaioannou & D. Hackfort (Eds.), Fundamental concepts in sport and exercise psychology: A project sponsored by the International Society of Sport Psychology. London, UK: Routledge.

      Aoyagi, M. W., & Portenga, S. T. (2014). Five ring fever: Ethical considerations when consulting with Olympic athletes. In E. F. Etzel & J. C. Watson II (Eds.), Ethical issues in sport, exercise, and performance psychology (pp. 61-73). Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.

      Aoyagi, M. W., & Poczwardowski, A. (2011). Models of sport psychology practice and delivery: A review. In S. D. Mellalieu & S. Hanton (Eds.), Professional practice in sport psychology: A review. London, UK: Routledge.

      Non-refereed Articles

      American Psychological Association Division 47. (2011). Defining the practice of sport and performance psychology. Retrieved from http://www.apadivisions.org/division-47/about/resources/defining.pdf

      Aoyagi, M. W., & Shapiro, J. L. (2011). Ethical practice in sport and performance psychology. Psychotherapy Bulletin, 46(2), 37-41.

      Aoyagi, M. W. (2011). Running into the fire: The courage to succeed. techniques, 4(3), 30-34.

  • Selected Invited Presentations

    • Aoyagi, M. W. (2013, October). Performance excellence. Workshop presented to the Denver Broncos Football Club, Denver, CO.

      Aoyagi, M. W. (2012, November). Performance excellence. Workshop
      presented to the Denver Broncos Football Club, Denver, CO.

      Aoyagi, M. W. (2012, November). Leadership and workplace conduct.
      Workshop presented to the Denver Broncos Football Club, Denver, CO.

      Aoyagi, M. W. (2011, November). Performance excellence. Workshop presented to the Denver Broncos Football Club, Denver, CO.

      Aoyagi, M. W. (2011, November). Leadership and workplace conduct. Workshop presented to the Denver Broncos Football Club, Denver, CO.

      Aoyagi, M. W., & Van Raalte, J. (2011, August). Future education in sport psychology for practitioners. 25th Anniversary Invited Address presented to Division 47 of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

      Aoyagi, M. W., & Portenga, S. (2011, April). Leadership through positive relationships. Keynote address presented to Missouri Athletic Administrators Association, Osage Beach, MO.

      Aoyagi, M. W., & Portenga, S. (2011, April). Motivation through positive relationships. Workshop presented to Missouri Athletic Administrators Association, Osage Beach, MO.

      Aoyagi, M., Poczwardowski, A., Portenga, S., & Shapiro, J. (April 16, 2011). Professional panel on current issues in sport and performance psychology. Invited panel presented to 2011 AASP Southwest Regional Student Conference, University of Denver, Denver, CO.

      Aoyagi, M., & Portenga, S. (2011, February). Evening of ethics seminar: The ethical issues involved with the care of collegiate and elite athletes. Invited seminar presented to the 7th Annual Big Sky Sport Psychology Retreat, Big Sky, MT.

      Aoyagi, M. W. (2010, June). The USA track & field sport psychology service delivery model and title, licensure, and certification issues in sport psychology in the United States. Presented to the Polish Olympic Committee, Warsaw, Poland.

      Aoyagi, M. W. (2010, June). Developing excellence in athletes and performers: The SUCCESS model. Presented to the Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Warsaw, Poland.

      Aoyagi, M. W. (2010, June). Sport and performance psychology in the United States: History, title, licensure, and best practices. Presented to the Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Warsaw, Poland.

      Aoyagi, M. W. (2009, December). Developing high performance coaches and athletes. Presented to the New Zealand Rugby Union, Wellington, New Zealand.

      Aoyagi, M. W. (2007, March). Understanding values, purpose, and success within a mentoring relationship. Presented to the University of Southern California Athletic Department Mentoring Program.

      Aoyagi, M. W. (2006, October). Mastering life as a student-athlete. Presented to the University of Southern California Athletic Department.

      Aoyagi, M. W. (2006, October). Becoming a successful student-athlete. Presented to the University of Southern California Athletic Department.

      Aoyagi, M. W. (2006, August). Adjusting to life as a college student-athlete. Presented to the University of Southern California Athletic Department.

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