Chelsea Wooding, Scientific Program Chair
Dr. Chelsea Butters Wooding is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at North Park University. Intrigued by the intersection of helping others and her love for sport and performance, Chelsea received her Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology from West Virginia University, her M.A. in Counseling from West Virginia University, her M.S. in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton, and her B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach. Chelsea’s research interests include nontraditional applications of sport and performance psychology, including high-risk environments (e.g., skydiving, first responders) and sport psychology in the performing arts. Additionally, Chelsea is interested in professional issues related to sport and performance psychology (e.g., professional development and graduate student training). A member of AASP since 2008, Chelsea received her CMPC in 2014 and has maintained her certification since. She is passionate about serving the organization, as she saw modeled by her mentors, so she has been a member of the Ethics Committee and the Chair of the Continuing Education Committee for 3 years. In addition, she served as a Subject Matter Expert throughout the exam development process and has served as an Abstract Reviewer for the annual conference for years. Passionate about applied work, Chelsea also uses her training, education, and certification to help students and performers develop an effective mindset to enjoy what they do and approach their performance in alignment with their core values.