Jennifer BHALLA, PhD


Dr. Jennifer Bhalla earned a scholarship to Rutgers University and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sport and Exercise Science. Upon graduating, she pursued her passion in Sport Psychology with an emphasis in youth development through physical activity by receiving a MS degree from Smith College, and a PhD from the University of Virginia. Over the past several years, she has collaborated on research studies and papers on positive youth development, cultural and parental influence on sport participation, and issues regarding young athletes. She has presented at the National Wrestling Coaches Association Annual Convention and co-presented research at the Super 8 event in Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Bhalla is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Pacific University in Oregon, USA.