Biographical Sketch

Dr. Damien Clement joined the West Virginia University Sport and Exercise Psychology and Athletic Training programs as an Assistant Professor in 2008. He teaches undergraduate sport and exercise psychology courses and graduate athletic training courses. Dr. Clement is currently a Certified Athletic Trainer, a National Certified Counselor as well as an Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Certified Consultant. Dr. Clement’s research interests span both Sport and Exercise Psychology and Athletic Training. More specifically he is interested in professional issues in sport psychology and psychology of injury. He is also a frequent presenter at the national AASP conference. Dr. Clement is originally from Trinidad and Tobago.



Committees and Memberships


Educational Background

  • B.S. Sports Medicine/Athletic Training – University of Charleston (WV)
  • M.S. Sport and Exercise Psychology/ M.A. Community Counseling – West Virginia University
  • Ph.D. Sport and Exercise Psychology – West Virginia University

Professional Highlights

  • Resident Faculty Leader, Summit Hall (2015-16)
  • Recipient West Virginia University Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching (2015)
  • Recipient Association for Applied Sport Psychology Dorothy V. Harris Award (2014)

Research Interests

  • Professional Issues in Sport Psychology: Diversity Education, Mentoring, Credentialing
  • Psychology of Injury

Courses Taught

  • Social Psychology of Sport
  • Science and Theory of Rehabilitation
  • Psychological Aspects of Sport Injury
  • Integrated Functional Human Performance
  • Professional Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • African Americans in Sports
  • Performance Enhancement