Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Our Faculty and Staff: Erin Reifsteck

Erin Reifsteck

Erin Reifsteck, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
351-A Coleman Building
(336) 334-4782
Curriculum Vitae

About Dr. Reifsteck

Dr. Erin Reifsteck holds a Ph.D. in Kinesiology (Sport and Exercise Psychology) and completed a post-doctoral fellowship with the Institute to Promote Athlete Health and Wellness at UNCG. She also has a graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies from UNCG and a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience from Saint Francis University. Her current research focuses on promoting lifelong physical activity and health among athletes. Dr. Reifsteck has served as principal investigator for two NCAA-funded projects focused on the development of the Moving On! program, which supports student-athletes in making healthy transitions to life after sports.

Classes taught

Primarily teaching in the EdD in KIN program

Scholarly & Professional Keywords

sport and exercise psychology; sport career transitions; physical activity promotion; gender and sport

Selected Publications

Gill, D.L. Williams, L., & Reifsteck, E.J. (under contract). Psychological dynamics of sport and exercise, 4th edition. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics

Selected Articles:
Wyrick, D.L., Milroy, J.J., Reifsteck, E.J., Fearnow-Kenney, M., Rulison, K.L., & Dudley, W.N. (in press). Investigating risk factors predictive of problem outcomes experienced by first year drinking and non-drinking collegiate student-athletes. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 60(3)

Fearnow-Kenney, M.D., Wyrick, D.L., Milroy, J.J., Reifsteck, E.J., Day, T.F., & Kelly, S.E. (2016). The effects of a web-based alcohol prevention program on social norms, expectancies, and intentions to prevent harm among college student-athletes. The Sport Psychologist, 30(2), 113-122. doi: 10.1123/tsp.2015-0016

Reifsteck, E.J., Gill, D.L., & Labban, J.D. (2016). “Athletes” and “Exercisers”: Understanding identity, motivation, and physical activity participation in former college athletes. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 5(1), 25-38. doi: 10.1037/spy0000046

Gill, D.L., Reifsteck, E.J., Adams, M.M., & Shang, Y. (2015). Quality of life assessment for physical activity and health promotion: Further psychometrics and comparisons of measures. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 19(4), 159-166. doi: 10.1080/1091367X.2015.1050102

Gill, D.L., Brown, P.K., & Reifsteck, E.J. (2014). The Ed.D. in Kinesiology at UNCG: An online doctoral program? Kinesiology Review, 3(4), 221-226.

Reifsteck, E.J (2014). Feminist scholarship: Cross-disciplinary connections for cultivating a critical perspective in kinesiology. Quest, 66, 1-13.

Reifsteck, E.J., Gill, D.L., & Brooks, D.D. (2013). The relationship between athletic identity and physical activity among former college athletes. Athletic Insight, 5(3), 271-284.

Gill, D.L., Hammond, C.C., Reifsteck, E.J., Jehu, C.M., Williams, R.A., Adams, M.M., Lange, E.H., Becofsky, K., Enid Rodriguez, E., Shang, Y. (2012). Physical activity and quality of life. Journal of Preventative Medicine and Public Health, 45, 51-57.