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Dr. Stephen A. Russo PhD

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Director of Sport Psychology

Phone: (954) ***-****  
Email: s***@***.edu
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Ave
Fort Lauderdale , Florida 33314
United States

Company Description: About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Active Member
    Association for Applied Sport Psychology and the Sport & Exercise Division of the American Psychological Association


  • PhD
    Nova Southeastern Univ
  • PhD Ft. Lauderdale
    Nova Southeastern Univ
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Stephen Russo, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and an assistant professor at NSU's Center for Psychological Studies. He is also the director of NSU's Sport Psychology Program and the Sport Medicine Clinic within NSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine. This brings together a multi-disciplinary sports medicine team made up of experts from osteopathic medicine, physical therapy, athletic training, sports nutrition and strength and conditioning. Russo is also an active member of both the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and the Sport & Exercise Division of the American Psychological Association.
Russo is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on sports-related concussion, sport psychology and mental training. At NSU, Russo and a team of physicians routinely see patients with sport-related concussions - including high-school aged athletes, and younger - to determine the severity of their injury and to help manage the "return-to-play" process.
Russo and physicians at NSU have created a unique partnership with the Broward County Athletic Association (Broward County Public Schools) to educate coaches, school administrators, athletic trainers and others on the effects of concussions and how to properly manage athletes before they return to the playing field.
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The Official Athletic Website of Nova Southeastern University - Staff Directory, 22 May 2014 [cached]
Stephen Russo, Ph.D. Faculty Athletic Representative
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Stephen Russo, Ph.D. was appointed as the NSU Athletic Department's Faculty Athletic Representative effective July, 2010. Russo, who serves as an assistant professor in the Center of Psychological Studies, replaces Dr. Mark Cavanaugh who served in the role for over 20 years.
Dr. Russo has worked as an applied sport psychologist since 1998, serving as the Director of Sport Psychology at two world-class training facilities. He is the former director of Sport Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) - Center for Sports Medicine and was also the staff Sport Psychologist at the International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) in Hilton Head, South Carolina. In these roles, Dr. Russo served as a sport consultant to numerous athletes, coaches, organizations, and university athletic departments.
Dr. Russo is a licensed, clinical psychologist and an active member of both the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and the Sport & Exercise Division of the American Psychological Association (Div. 47). He has become a nationally and internationally recognized expert on sport psychology, mental training, and peak performance as well as sport concussion. In collaboration with Drs. Anthony Kontos and Michael Collins, he has outlined the appropriate management of sport-related concussion for sport psychology professionals and, in July of 2008, was a presenter at the New Development in Sports-Related Concussion Conference for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, he has given countless lectures on peak performance, coping with the stress and pressure of athletic competition, and the utilization of sport psychology services for on and off-field psychological conditions.
Currently, Dr. Russo serves as an Assistant Professor at the Center for Psychological Studies at Nova Southeastern University in Fort. Lauderdale, Florida. He also works as the Director of Sport Psychology for the NSU Athletic Department and the Sport Medicine Clinic within the College of Osteopathic Medicine. In this capacity he serves as a member of a multi-disciplinary sports medicine team, comprised of professionals from the areas of osteopathic medicine, physical therapy, athletic training, sports nutrition, and strength and conditioning.
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Dr. Russo, Director of UPMC's Sports Psychology Program, is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked with top athletes from a variety of sports.He is a member of the "Performance Team" for the University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department and also works within the Athletic Department at Robert Morris University as part of their sports medicine staff.Dr. Russo also acts as a consultant to the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the UPMC Health System/City of Pittsburgh Marathon.Featured in "You Zone" videos.
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Dr. Russo - In the News
USA TODAY Marathon's 26.2 mile run tests body, mind... Stephen A. Russo, Director, Sport Psychology... The debate about the difficulty of the marathon, much as the running, swimming and cycling components of the associated triathlon, doesn't center just on the physical aspects. "Motivation, confidence and mental toughness are necessary," says Stephen Russo, director of sports psychology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System, co-sponsor of the Pittsburgh Marathon.
Once a week, Russo met with Uribe in group-training sessions to discuss positive attitude, focus and self-motivation
Improving Your Mental Game with Stephen Russo
But even a pro can improve!  Wood teamed up with Sport Psychologist, Stephen Russo to learn how to combine his physical talent and technique with a SRONGER MENTAL GAME. TRIBUNE REVIEW  - Demanding Respect: Pittsburgh Steelers still taking `us vs. them' mentality ... PSYCHOLOGY 101: Dr. Russo Athletes have played mind games with themselves for years. Quantifying the benefits of convincing themselves the media and opposing teams are out to steal their publicity is another matter. "At high levels of performance you need both (ability and motivation)," said Dr. Stephen Russo, director of the sports psychology program at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine. "I wish I could break it down. "To play with purpose, to have goals for yourself, motivation is a key part of all of that," Russo said. PITTSBURGH MAGAZINE The Sporting Life: Mind Games In Athletics, A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste featuring Dr. Stephen Russo It was that noted that sports philosopher Yogi Berra who probably said it best. But since he was Yogi, he may have also said it worst.
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE REVIEW:  Caitlyn nervous, excited at seventh grade promotion ceremony "That's the great debate," says Stephen Russo, director of Sports Psychology at UPMC Sports Medicine, based on Pittsburgh's South Side. "How much is fun important and how much is winning important?"  Russo says despite the stress that competitive athletics can bring out in some, research indicates the vast majority of children who participate in organized competitive athletics enjoy it. "I'm sure that if you talked to 100 parents, there'd be some that had some concerns," Russo says.
UPMC Prepares 8 Elite Prospects for Pro Football Combine...Sports psychology consultant Stephen Russo spends at least an hour a week with each player in the program. "A lot of them are already using some of the sports psychology techniques that I talk about," Russo said.
The Psychology of Running a Marathon -Stephen A. Russo, PhD, Director, Sport Psychology Whether you're thinking about running the Pittsburgh Marathon for the first time or you've run several marathons, you can appreciate the physical discipline and dedication required to run 26.2 miles. Running a marathon presents unique challenges. But without proper training, it can lead to serious injury or frustration.
Golf School Trains Teens in Swings, Life A year ago, Gary Gilchrist, a former professional who taught rising stars Michelle Wie and Paula Creamer at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, became the IJGA's golf director.Sports psychologist Stephen Russo helps the teens on mental issues such as blocking out distractions and making smart choices.
"As the body starts to age, the demands on the mind become greater, and you have to be smarter, including smarter in the way you take care of yourself and try to recover from injury," said Stephen Russo, director of the sports psychology program of the UPMC sports medicine center.
Authors: A KONTOS; M COLLINS; STEPHEN RUSSO Source: Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, September 2004, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 220-235(16) Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd IJGA Summer Programs The International Junior Golf Academy, located in Hilton Head, SC, has designed their programs to help junior golfers become as proficient as they can be.  Their PGA Class A coaches will work with players to develop sound swing fundamentals, an effective short game, and the ability to manage their game on the golf course. All of their instruction has one goal - the achievement of lower scores.  Students will learn to score with their short game, to manage the course through distance control, and to shorten par fives by increasing their power.Sport psychology and fitness training are an integral part of the golf program.  All students work with Dr. Steve Russo, a leading sport psychologist, on a regular basis in their golf group.. Athletic Training Network Health and Fitness Zone with Dr. Stephen A. Russo, PhD, Sport Psychology Segment 1 - Beyond the "Skin" Surface Dr. Stephen Russo will help to provide some perspective on body image and self-esteem.
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