Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, Ph.D.

"Understanding the Psychological Story of Sport Injury"


Dr. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal serves as an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the College of Education and Human Develpment at the University of Minnesota - Minneapolis (MSN).  Wiese-Bjornstal's area of expertise encompasses kinesiology, sport and exercise psychology, and her specific topics of academic interests include sports medicine psychology and youth sport science.  Since 1994, she has served as an affiliated scholar for the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport and has authored chapters covering sport and exercise psychology, as well as introductory and concluding chapters, for the tucker reports on "Developing Physically Active Girls" (1997 and 2007).  As the director of graduate studies in the UMN School of Kinesiology, she develops, teaches and oversees undergraduate and graduate courses, advises graduate students and serves on graduate committees.

Her research has been published in a variety of sport and exercise psychology and sports medicine scholarly journals, i.e. Journal of Applied sport Psychology, clinical Journal of Sports Medicine and Science in Sports.  In early October, she served as an expert for a CNN Heroes piece about female athletes and concussions.  Wiese-Bjornstal earned her B.A. in physical education from Luther College; her M.S. in physical education from Springfield college; and her Ph.d. in physical education from the University of Oregon.

Dr. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal

(October 25, 2011). Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, director of graduate studies and an associate professor in the University of Minnesota (UMN) School of Kinesiology.