Allen Cornelius has a broad background in teaching and research. He obtained his BA in Chemistry and Philosophy from Franklin & Marshall College and an MFS in Forensic Science from George Washington University. He later received an MA in sport psychology and a PhD in counseling psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He has worked as a counselor in a college counseling center and done grant-funded research on psychological factors related to adherence to rehabilitation after ACL knee surgery. He served as Commissioner of Research for the NFF Center for Youth Development through Sport at Springfield College, where he was responsible for the evaluation of a nationwide, multi-site youth development program, and other youth development initiatives.
Cornelius has authored or co-authored over 100 presentations or publications, and has served as a research and statistical consultant for grants totaling over $2.5 million.
Industry Expertise (2)
Areas of Expertise (8)
Sport Psychology and Performance Enhancement
Youth Development and Performance Enhancement
Youth Development Through Sport
Humor and Psychotherapy
Faculty of the Year Award (professional)
(October, 2011/2014) Awarded by the University of the Rockies.
The President's Own (professional)
(August, 2010) Inaugural inductee, an honor of the University of the Rockies.
- American Psychological Association : Member
Event Appearances (6)
Treadmill Time - A sensitive indicator of improved functional capacity on CKD
(May, 2015) American Academy of Sports Medicine Washington, DC
Mental health referral for student-athletes: Web-based education and training
(2015) Annual Convention of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Washington, DC
Short-term aerobic training reduces endothelin-1 but not arterial stiffness in stage 3 CKD
(November, 2013) Annual ASN Conference Atlanta, GA
Personality predictors of adherence to clinic based rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction
(October, 2013) Annual Meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology New Orleans, LA
Improv your Counseling Skills
Annual RMPA Conference Denver, CO
Sport Psychology and Executive Coaching: Let’s Beg, Borrow, and Steal! What can we learn from each other?
APA Annual Convention Honolulu, HI
(2014) The present study was designed to determine the effect of short-term moderate-intensity exercise training on arterial stiffness in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 3...
(2014) Research exploring spontaneously generated self-talk has involved recording performers' self-talk categorized by researchers. The actor-observer bias, suggests that actors (performers) and observers (researchers) may perceive the same situation (eg, self- ...
(2014) A prospective, longitudinal study was conducted to examine Big Five personality characteristics as predictors of adherence to clinic-based rehabilitation activities following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery. Method Participants (72 men, 36 ...
(2013) Although home exercises are commonly prescribed following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and are considered important in obtaining successful rehabilitation outcomes, little is known about factors associated with the completion of ...
(2012) The current pilot and feasibility study was designed to examine the effect of 48 wk of moderate-intensity exercise training and dietary modification on kidney function and vascular parameters in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients...