Amanda J. Visek, PhD, CC-AASP is an Associate Professor at The George Washington University, Department of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Washington, D.C. Her federally funded applied research includes the FUN MAPS – the latest sport science advancement capturing attention from local grassroots communities to national sport organizations.
The FUN MAPS are the scientific blueprints for the fun integration theory, the first-ever fully conceptual framework for optimizing youth’s positive sport experiences in childhood and through adolescence. Her work has been featured in USA Today, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, CBS Radio, ABC News, NBC News, FOX News and others, and has also been featured in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Holland, Poland, and India.
She has been a keynote and invited speaker for the Apsen Institute Sport & Society, US Lacrosse, United Soccer Coaches, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Joint Commission on Sports Medicine, America SCORES, the Institute for the Study of Youth Sport at Michigan State University, the Soccer Parenting Association, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, & the Ontario Coaches Association.
She has authored over 25 peer-reviewed papers, 7 book chapters, and given more than 118 refereed and invited talks. The recipient of early career achievement awards from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and the American Psychological Association’s Division 47, she is committed to leveraging children’s physical literacy via the most fun sport experiences possible.