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National University Golf Academy to Host Free Sport Psychology Athletics Labs

January 21, 2010

  • Labs are designed to assist high school coaches and athletes
  • Participants will learn valuable tools for athletic performance, including visualization, goal setting, and team dynamics
  • The labs will consist of both lectures and practical exercises

SAN DIEGO and CARLSBAD, CALIF. – The National University Golf Academy, which offers innovative education programs that combine academics with golf at the high school, associate’s and bachelor’s levels, today announced that it will be hosting a series of free bi-monthly sport psychology labs for high school coaches and athletes at National University’s Spectrum and Carlsbad campuses beginning in February.

The labs are designed to introduce the mental skills necessary for elite athletic performance and to provide techniques to assist high school coaches and athletes in achieving their performance goals. Participants will learn valuable tools for athletic performance, including visualization, goal setting and team dynamics. The labs will offer lectures and practical exercises, as well as the opportunity to develop a performance project to assist athletic and coaching excellence.

The labs will be directed by Dr. Sarah Castillo, who worked extensively with over 15 intercollegiate, intramural and club athletic teams during her nine years as a sport psychology consultant at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

The labs will be offered twice per month, including one time each month at the University’s Spectrum and Carlsbad campuses. The first lab will take place on Saturday, February 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at National University’s Carlsbad campus. The second is Saturday, February 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at National’s Spectrum campus in Kearny Mesa.

Participants can sign up for the program as either teams or individuals by contacting the National University Golf Academy at 1-877-NU-GOLF1 or email golf@nu.edu, or by contacting Dr. Castillo directly at scastillo@nu.edu.

About National University Golf Academy
The National University Golf Academy offers innovative education programs that combine academics with golf at the high school, associate’s and bachelor’s levels, including the new Bachelor’s in Sport Psychology. National University Golf Academy utilizes the latest technology and the best educators in the industry to provide onsite and online learning to students across the globe. Graduates of the academy’s programs will be qualified for rewarding careers in the golf industry. Dr. Powell, a Class “A” member of the Professional Golfer’s Association and a professor at National University, is the dean of the academy. To learn more, visit www.nugolfacademy.org.

About National University
Founded in 1971, National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California with 22,000 full-time students and 119,000 alumni. The flagship institution of the National University System, National University is dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging and relevant to a diverse population of students. Five schools and one college – the College of Letters and Sciences, the School of Business and Management, the School of Education, the School of Engineering and Technology, the School of Health and Human Services, and the School of Media and Communication – offer 100 graduate and undergraduate degrees and 22 teacher credentials at more than 30 locations throughout California and in Henderson, Nevada. A leader in online education, National University offers more than 60 degree programs via the Internet. National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California. To learn more, visit www.nu.edu.

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