Dr. Jenelle N. Gilbert, Graduate Program Coordinator

Dr. Jenelle Gilbert

Educational Background:

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Ottawa
B.P.E., M.A., B.Ed., University of Ottawa
(Sport Psychology, Pedagogy)

Recent Publication:

Crutcher, B., & Gilbert, J. N. (2010, April). Teaching applied sport psychology using the Psychological UNIFORM. Paper presented at the California Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium held in Fullerton, CA.

Gilbert, J. N. (2011, April). A sport psychology training program for high school athletes: UNIFORM. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, San Diego, CA.

Recent Conference Presentations:

Gilbert, J. N. (2011). Teaching sport psychology to high school student-athletes: The Psychological UNIFORM and the Game Plan Format. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 2, 1-9.

Horn, C. M., Gilbert, J. N., Lewis, D. K., & Gilbert, W. D. (in press). Psychological skills training with community college athletes: The UNIFORM approach. The Sport Psychologist.

Graduate Classes Taught:

KINES 262 – Social Implications of Sport

KINES 263 – Psychology of Sport: Mental Training for Performance Enhancement

Current Project(s):

AASP Certification
UNIFORM in the High Schools

Professional Organizations:

Association for Applied Sport psychology (AASP); American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD); National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE); National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS); California Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD)


Keeping up with the kids and relearning how to play the piano

Quotes I live by:

"Growth involves the temporary surrender of security."
- A professor in grad school
"Work hard NOW, procrastinate later."
- J. Gilbert (this is what got me through grad school)

Athletes I Admire:

Terry Fox – He vowed to run across Canada (i.e., the Marathon of Hope – 26+ miles each day) to raise awareness and money for cancer research. He ran with one healthy leg and one prosthetic leg, because he had already lost it to cancer. He didn’t finish his trek because cancer spread to his lungs. He died at the age of 22.

Steve Nash – an underdog in the NBA due to his size, but amazing skills and character which has earned him respect amongst players, coaches and fans.

Favorite Sports to Watch:

NHL Hockey (of course!), Beach volleyball, Olympic Games (Summer and Winter), Fresno State Teams

Favorite Form of Recreation or Exercise:

Family walks, and playing with my kids

Contact Information:

Phone: (559) 278-8902
Email: jgilbert@csufresno.edu
Office: South Gym 117