Tom George

About

Dr. Tom George is an assistant professor of clinical practice in Applied Exercise Science and Sport Management, the assistant director for undergraduate education, and the director of global engagement at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology. He completed his PhD in Physical Education and Exercise Science at Michigan State University.

Dr. George has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine and the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. He is an ad hoc reviewer for multiple journals related to sport psychology, and also serves as a sport psychology consultant for organizations, teams, and athletes across Michigan. Dr. George's research interests include the effects of psychological factors on sport performance, gender issues in sport, and the impact of coaching education on youth sports. He is especially interested in the role self-efficacy plays in sport performance and physical activity as well as the factors that impact self-efficacy. Dr. George received the School of Kinesiology Excellence in Teaching Award in 1999, 2000, and 2005.

Areas of interest

Sport psychology; self-efficacy theory; coaching education.

Contact

Tom
George
Forest 202
School of Kinesiology, 555 S. Forest Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 647-2711
(734) 764-0440

Classes

Course Course Title Credits Term Instructor
AES 332 Principles of Motor Behavior 3 Winter George
Course Name RO: Prin Mtr Behav
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Principles of motor control, motor development and motor learning as they relate to the acquisition of fundamental locomotion and manipulative skills will be examined. Students will learn and apply motor behavior theories and concepts in a health and fitness setting. Teaching methods, skill assessment and testing, as well as interpretation of data needed in health and fitness settings, will be incorporated.
Prerequisites: AT/AES 220, AT/AES 221: Minimum Grade of C or higher.
Component: LEC
AES 437 Psychological Aspects of Sport and Exercise 3 Fall George
Course Name RO: Psych Sport&Exer
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course examines the needs and purposes of psychology in sport, exercise, and physical activity, outlines the field, and examines research focusing on the motivational bases and social processes in sport, exercise, and physical activity. Students also learn to apply scientific principles to real life situations.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing.
Component: LEC
SM 203 Introduction to Sport Management 3 Fall, Winter George
Course Name RO: Intro Sport Mgmt
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the basic organizational and business structure of the sport, fitness, and leisure industries. The content areas include professional, Olympic, and intercollegiate, as well as the exercise/fitness promotion business sector. This course is intended to provide the foundation knowledge necessary for upper division courses in SM.
Prerequisites: Sophomore status.
Component: LEC
SM 437 Psychological Aspects of Sport and Exercise 3 Fall George
Course Name RO: Psych Sport&Exer
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course examines the needs and purposes of psychology in sport, exercise, and physical activity, outlines the field, and examines research focusing on the motivational bases and social processes in sport, exercise, and physical activity. Students also learn to apply scientific principles to real life situations.
Prerequisites: SM Level II.
Component: LEC