Kevin A. Becker, Ph.D., CSCS

Assistant Professor

Kevin A. Becker, Ph.D., CSCS

PH 208D

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Kevin Becker, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology at Texas Woman's University. His primary areas of expertise are in motor behavior and sport psychology. His research examines factors that either promote or inhibit motor learning and performance. Most recently, this has included investigations related to attentional focus, heat stress, and augmented feedback. Dr. Becker maintains active research collaborations with other faculty in the College of Health Sciences as well as faculty at other universities. In addition to his research, Dr. Becker offers sport psychology consulting services on a limited basis.


Ph.D., Kinesiology and Sport Studies: Sport Psychology and Motor Behavior, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2014
M.S., Kinesiology: Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, 2011
B.S., Exercise Science-Teaching; School Health Education, University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, La Crosse, WI, 2007


Motor Learning; Motor Performance; Attentional Focus; Cognitive and Physical Stressors; Sport Psychology

Latest Articles

An analysis of functional outcome measures after treadmill training in older adults with Parkinson's disease
Palaestra (2019)
Brandon R Rigby, Ron W Davis, Marco A Avalos, Leah S Goudy, Kevin A Becker

Considering a holistic focus of attention as an alternative to an external focus
Journal of Motor Learning and Development (2018)
Kevin A Becker, Ayana F Georges, Chris A Aiken

Acute cardiometabolic responses to three modes of treadmill exercise in older adults with Parkinson's disease
Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly (2018)
Brandon R Rigby, Ron W Davis, Marco A Avalos, Nick A Levine, Kevin A Becker

The effects of attentional focus in the preparation and execution of a standing long jump
Psychological Research / Psychologische Forschung (2018)
Kevin A Becker, Jeff T Fairbrother, Kaylee F Couvillion

The differential effects of attentional focus in children with moderate and profound visual impairments
Frontiers in psychology: Movement Science and Sport Psychology (2017)
Scott W McNamara, Kevin A Becker, Lisa M Silliman-French

Professional Affiliations

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity