Clinic Date & Location
Sun, Dec. 2nd in Portland, OR at Evolution Healthcare & Fitness
Featured Guest Speaker – Penny Werthner
Penny Werthner, PhD, is Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Her research is in the area of life-long learning from a pedagogical perspective, particularly in the area of high performance coaches; women and sport; and the use of heart rate variability biofeedback and neurofeedback for optimal performance in high performance sport. She is a former Olympic athlete in Athletics and has worked with coaches and athletes (freestyle skiing, speed skating, ice hockey, athletics, diving, canoe/kayak) over the span of 12 summer and winter Olympic Games, from the 1988 winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Canada to the more recent 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeong Chang, Korea.
Penny represented Canada at the 1976 Summer Olympics in the women’s 1.500 metres. She claimed the bronze medal in the women’s 800 metres event at the 1971 Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia, followed by a bronze in the 1.500 metres in 1979.
Werthner is one of Canada’s most distinguished consultants in the field of sport psychology and recognized as one of CAAWS Top 20 Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity. She has written dozens of peer-reviewed papers and parts of books. She serves as a reviewer for various journals, such as Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, and Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, and is a member of the editorial board of the Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching. She is the current Chair of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA/ACPS), is a member of the International Council for Coach Education, is an advisor to the Coaching Association of Canada Women in Coaching Program and is a learning facilitator for the National Coaching Certificate Program (NCCP).
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