Diane Lattimore

Diana Lattimore

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty
Harney Science Center 126


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

Research Areas

  • 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

Selected Publications

  • 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.