The Distinguished Lecture Series in
Sports Medicine at Hope College will examine the
psychological impact of athletic injury on Thursday, Feb.
17, at 7 p.m. in the Maas Center.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The talk will be presented by Dr. Diane Bjornstal,
who is an associate professor in the Department of
Kinesiology and Leisure Studies at the University of
Minnesota. She will explore the ways in which psychological
and sociological factors affect the sport injury experience,
focusing on the way people think, feel and act after being
Bjornstal is a nationally recognized expert in the
field of sport psychology. She is widely known for her
theories on the psychological impact of sport injury. She
is a column editor for the journal "Athletic Therapy Today"
and is co-editor of the book "Counseling in Sports
The Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports
Medicine is designed for health care professionals with an
interest in physically active patients, and is intended for
students, educators and clinicians alike. It is co-
sponsored by Holland Community Hospital, GNA Rehabilitation
Professionals and the college.