Diana Lattimore, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Kinesiology Department at the University of San Francisco. The main courses she teaches include Sport & Exercise Psychology, Exercise and Healthy Kids, Exercise and Health Promotion, and Introduction to Kinesiology. Dr. Lattimore's research interests focus on examining the psychological aspects of sport, and specifically the psychological impact of injury on athletes. Currently she is examining the impact of communication between athletes and physical therapists & athletic trainers throughout injury recovery. Dr Lattimore is a certified mental performance consultant (CMPC), a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and a member of the Injury Special Interest Group through AASP.
- Psychology of sport
- Impact of physical activity on mental health
- Mental health in children & adolescents
- Psychological impact of athletic injury
- Psychological aspects of sport
- Board Member, Gymnastics Medicine: Education & Research, 2021-present
- Certified Mental Performance Consultant, 2013-present
- Chair, Science Promotion & Tenure Committee, 2016-2020
- Co-Chair, University Promotion & Tenure Committee, 2018
- Director, Committee on Children and Youth, Child and Youth Studies Minor, 2012-2016
- University of South Carolina, PhD in Exercise Science (Health Aspects of Physical Activity), 2006
- University of Memphis, MS in Exercise & Sport Science, (Sport Psychology), 2000
- Southeast Missouri State University, BS in Psychology, minor in Child Studies, 1996
Lattimore, D. (2019). The Emotional Roller Coaster of Injury: A Case Series. Journal of
Performance Psychology, 11, 1-25.
Lattimore, D. (2017). On the sidelines: An athlete’s perspective of injury recovery. Sport
& Exercise Psychology Review, 13 (2), 13-21.
Lattimore, D., Liljenquest, K., Meek, R. (2010). A Snapshot of Truth: Kids, PE, and
Soft Drinks! CAHPERD Best Practices 72 (3) 44-45.
Bopp, M., Lattimore, D., Wilcox, S., Laken, M., McClorin, L., Swinton, R., Jordan, J.,
Gethers, O., & Bryant, D. (2006).
Fry, M. D., & Lattimore, D. (2000). Fostering a positive motivational climate in physical
education. Tennessee Educational Leadership Journal, XXVII, 39-43.
Understanding Physical Activity Participation in
Members of an African American Church: A Qualitative Study. Health Education
Research 22 (6)815-826.