Center Director, Dr. Petrie, in Collaboration with Dr. Dana Voelker from West Virginia University, are Awarded NCAA Research Grant

Drs. Petrie and Voelker were awarded one of four grants for the NCAA’s 2016 Innovations in Research and Practice program (  In their study, they will examine the effectiveness of a body image enhancement program for female collegiate athletes.  Based on cognitive-dissonance and mindful self-compassion, the intervention will teach female athletes how to actively appreciate themselves and their bodies, and work to minimize the effects of societal appearance pressures on their well-being.  The study will be conducted across multiple athletic departments across the U.S.