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College of Physical Activity
and Sport Sciences

Damien Clement, Ph.D.


Associate Professor


Phone: 304-293-0863
Location: PASS 205
Office Hours:
Monday: 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Or by appointment

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Professional Highlights

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

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 Certified Consultant. Dr. Clement’s research interests span both Sport and Exercise Psychology and Athletic Training. More specifically he is interested in attitudes towards sport psychology, 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.


  • 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

Research Interests

  • Professional Issues in Sport Psychology: Diversity Education, Mentoring, Credentialing
  • Rural Athletes’ Psychological Issues
  • 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