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DAMIEN CLEMENT, PH.D.

Associate Professor

ATC, CC-AASP, NCC

Email: Damien.Clement@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-0863
Office Location: PASS 205
Office Hours: Summer hours by appointment
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Professional Highlights

  • Assistant Dean,  Honors College, West Virginia University
  • National Certified Counselor, National Board of Certified Counselors
  • Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Association for Applied Sport Psychology
  • Registered Athletic Trainer, WV Board of Physical Therapy
  • Teaching and Learning Commons Faculty Associate
  • Resident Faculty Leader at Summit Hall 

Educational Background

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

Certifications

  • Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Association for Applied Sport Psychology, 2008-2018
  • National Certified Counselor, National Board of Certified Counselors, 2008-2018
  • Registered Athletic Trainer, WV Board of Physical Therapy, 2011-2017
  • Certified Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Trainers' Association, 2003-2016
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Approved Clinical Instructor, WVU Athletic Training Education Program

Committees and Memberships

  • Member, Association for Applied Sport Psychology
  • Member, National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Member, West Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • United States Olympic committee's Sport Psychology Registry, US Olympic Committee, 2009

Research Interests

His research interests include:
  • psychology of sport injury
  • professional issues in sport psychology and athletic training

Biographical Sketch

  • Dr. Damien Clement currently serves as the Assistant Dean in the Honors College at West Virginia University. He is also an Associate Professor in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences at West Virginia University. 
  • Clement obtained his undergraduate degree in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training from the University of Charleston in 2003. Upon his graduation, he enrolled at West Virginia University concurrently pursuing a doctoral degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology and a Master’s degree in Community Counseling. He completed his Master’s degree in Community Counseling in December 2007 and his doctoral degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology in May 2008. 
  • In August of 2008, Clement was hired at West Virginia University to teach undergraduate sport and exercise psychology courses and graduate athletic training courses. He is currently a Certified Athletic Trainer, a National Certified Counselor and a Certified Mental Performance Consultant. He is an active member in the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, National Athletic Trainers’ Association and West Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association. 
  • Clement served as a Resident Faculty Leader at Summit Hall in the academic year (2015-16) and as a Teaching and Learning Commons Faculty Associate in the academic year (2016-17). In 2014, he was the recipient of the Dorothy V. Harris award by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology for his distinguished contributions in the field of sport and exercise psychology as a scholar/practitioner, and in 2015, was awarded one of West Virginia University’s Foundation awards for outstanding teaching.

Awards

  • Recipient of West Virginia University’s Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2015
  • Recipient of the Dorothy V. Harris Award by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology for his distinguished contributions in the field of sport and exercise psychology as a scholar/practitioner, 2014
  • Faculty Excellence, WVU Center for Service and Learning, 2014
  • Professor of the Year, WVU NAACP Image Award, 2014