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Travis Dorsch

Travis Dorsch

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Phone: (435) 797-4565
Email: travis.dorsch@usu.edu

Biography

Dr. Travis E. Dorsch is an Assistant Professor and Founding Director of the Families in Sport Lab in the Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development at Utah State University. He teaches undergraduate courses in lifespan development and human motivation and graduate courses in human development and quantitative and qualitative research methods. Having documented the impact of children’s youth sport participation on parents and families while pursuing his doctoral studies at Purdue University (Sport and Exercise Psychology), his current research includes a complementary focus on: (a) the role of youth sport participation on family relationships and family interaction (i.e., sport socialization); (b) Evidence-based parent education in competitive sport, in youth, adolescent, and early adult settings; and (c) the role of internal factors (e.g., motivation) and external factors (e.g., families and social contexts) on sport, physical activity, and recreational behavior. Outside of his work, Dr. Dorsch enjoys spending time with his wife Bree and daughter Josie, and training for Ironman triathlons.