Mind Over Matter.
Kirsten Trojecki ’15
I became interested in Sport Psychology because of the mind over matter concept. People who are able to overcome obstacles and tragedies can still have the life they wish to have. I have used these techniques in my own life to become happier, healthier, and have a better quality of life.
At Arcadia, I enjoyed the personal connections I formed with my professors both inside and outside the classroom. Dr. Josh Blustein, Associate Professor of Psychology, greatly impacted my experience as well as my life. He inspired me to follow and fight for my dreams. In Scotland, Dr. John Mathers helped me to question anything presented as fact and gave me a great base and enthusiasm for Sport Psychology.
Arcadia also helped me to foster my real-world experience through internships. The first internship I had was with Back on My Feet, which helps the homeless achieve self-sufficiency and confidence through running. I spent one day a week running with the homeless as well as one day at the office working with the program coordinator. My second internship was with the Center for Sport Psychology of Philadelphia where I worked with a nationally recognized sport psychologist, Dr. Joel Fish, who has done work with the Philadelphia Flyers, 76ers, Phillies, and has spoken at over 200 universities and conferences.