Amber Mosewich, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - Academic Programs


Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - Academic Programs
(780) 492-1002
1-105 University Hall
8840 - 114 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2J9




PhD - Kinesiology - University of British Columbia - 2013

MSc - Kinesiology - University of Saskatchewan - 2008

BSc (Honours with Great Distinction) - Kinesiology - University of Saskatchewan - 2006


• Academic background is in sport and exercise psychology.

• Completed MSc program at the University of Saskatchewan under the supervision of Dr. Kent Kowalski and PhD program at the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Dr. Peter Crocker.

• Upon completion of her doctoral work, Dr. Mosewich moved to Adelaide, South Australia and was a Lecturer (similar to Assistant Professor in Canada) at the University of South Australia..

• Joined the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta in January 2016.


Dr. Mosewich’s research interests focus on the examination of stress, coping, emotion, and resultant cognitive and behavioural responses within the sport domain. The sport context can present many challenges, and ensuring that athletes have the skills and resources to effectively manage different issues in sport is essential to promote adaptive responses to stress and emotion and foster successful sport experiences that are also positive and healthy.

A key directive of her work is to understand the psychological skills and resources necessary to facilitate successful and positive sport experiences and how best to foster their development.

Dr. Mosewich’s research portfolio includes quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches to research.

One area of particular interest for Dr. Mosewich surrounds self-compassion as a potential coping resource for athletes. The premise is that promoting self-compassionate frames of mind might promote acceptance, acknowledgement, and accurate evaluation of sport situations, and attenuate ruminative or avoidant approaches, better allowing an athlete to move forward in pursuit of their goals and highest possible level of performance.


Past UAlberta Courses Taught (current teaching indicated below):

KIN 303 - Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity

KIN 403 - The Application of Psychological Skills to Sport and Physical Activity

KIN 209 - Research Methods in Kinesiology

HEED 321 - Psychological Dimensions of Health Promotion

KIN 544 - Psychosocial Dimensions of Athletic Behaviour in the Competitive Sport Environment


Dr. Mosewich is not currently accepting applications for graduate students.