Associate Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Dr. Jeremy Sibold is an associate professor in the Rehabilitation and Movement Science Department, where he teaches courses to both doctoral students in physical therapy and undergraduate students in athletic training and exercise and movement science. He is a nationally certified athletic trainer (ATC) and has worked in both clinical and academic settings. He has served as a clinical outreach athletic trainer and collegiate head football athletic trainer, and has also held academic positions including athletic training program director and department chair for exercise science at previous institutions.

His research interests include the relationship(s) between exercise and mental health, and predicting musculoskeletal injury using psychosocial variables. Specifically, Dr. Sibold is looking to further define the relationship between exercise and psychological constructs including mood, anxiety, self-efficacy and learning. He feels strongly that exercise is an underused treatment adjunct in both healthy and clinical populations.

Research and/or Creative Works

  • Effect of acute aerobic exercise on mood and anxiety
  • Duration of mood enhancement following aerobic exercise
  • Examination of neuro-physiological mechanisms behind the exercise and mental health relationship
  • Examination of the effects of exercise and physical activity in bullied and at risk youth


  • Sibold, J., O'Neill, L., Edwards, E., Murray-Close, A., Hudziak, J. (2020). Bullying Context Moderates the Relationship Between Exercise and Mental Health in U.S. Children. In press, Journal of School Health,
  • Kasser, S.K., Jacobs, J.V., Sibold J., March, A., Cole, L. (2019). Employing Body-Worn Sensors to Detect Changes in Balance and Mobility After Acute Aerobic Exercise in Adults with Multiple Sclerosis, In press, International Journal of MS Care.
  • Westervelt, K., Hing, W., Banks, Carney, C.A., Kunker, K.A., Magoon, A.B., McGovern, M., Sibold, J., Crane, L., (2018). An Online Model of International Clinical Mentoring for Novice Physical Therapists. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. doi: 10.1080/10669817.2018.1447789
  • Westervelt, K., Chenette, J., Merkel, L., Sibold, J., Crane, L., Hing, W. (2018). Post-professional Physical Therapist Education: A Report from Two Different Regions of the World. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. doi: 10.1097/JTE.0000000000000036
  • Westervelt, K., Crane, L., Sibold, J., Hing, W. (2017). Physical Therapist Postprofessional Education in the United States and in Australia. Physical Therapy Reviews. doi:10.1080/10833196.2017.1336839
  • Kasser, S., Goldstein, A., Wood, P., Sibold, J. (2016). Symptom Variability, Affect and Function in Ambulatory Persons with Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding Patterns and Time-Bound Relationships. In Press, Disability & Health Journal;
  • Schreck, M., Althoff, R., Bartels, M., de Geus, E., Giummo, C., Sibold, J., Rubin, D., Hudziak, J. (2016). Withdrawn behavior, leisure-time exercise behavior, and screen time sedentary behavior in a clinical sample of youth. Journal of Sport & Clinical Psychology, 10(3): 206-221, doi:
  • Sibold, J. (2016). Learning a La Carte: A Theory Based Tool for Maximizing Student Engagement. Journal of College Teaching and Learning, 13(2): 79-84;
  • Sibold, J. (2016). Bullying. Access Science,
  • Sibold, J., Edwards, E., Murray-Close, A., Hudziak, J. (2015). Physical Activity, Sadness, and Suicidality in Bullied U.S. Adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 54(10):808-815.
  • Laurent, J., Howard, A., Sibold, J. (2015). Addictive-Like Eating, Body Mass Index, and Psychological Correlates in a Community Sample of Preadolescents. J Pediatric Healthcare, 30:216-223 DOI: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2015.06.010.
  • Albertson, B., Belton, C., Colombo, L., Sibold, J. (2013). The Effect of Exercise Intensity on the Duration of Exercise-Induced Changes in Mood. Athletic Insight.
  • Clement, D., Sibold, J. (2013). Advocating for the Inclusion of Athletic Trainers Within Youth Sports Programs. Athletic Training and Sports Healthcare, 5(2): 59-62.
  • Sibold, J., Zizzi, S. (2012). Psychosocial variables predict time to injury onset: A hurdle regression analysis model. Journal of Athletic Training, 47(5):537-54. doi:10.4085/1062-6050-47.3.15
  • Potter, B, Sibold, J. (2012). Vital signs trending and the Rule of 100’s. Athletic Training & Sports Healthcare, 4(4): 152-153.
  • Sibold, J. (2012). A three-question framework to facilitate clinical decision making. Athletic Training Education Journal, 7(1):11-17.
  • Sibold, J., Hammack, S., Falls, W. (2011). C57 Mice increase wheel-running behaviour following stress: Preliminary findings. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 113(2):605-618.
  • Sibold, J., Howard, A., Zizzi, S. (2011). A comparison of psychosocial and orthopedic data in injured college athletes: A Novel application of hurdle regression. Athletic Insight, 3(2):153-164.
  • Sibold, J, Berg, K. (2010). Mood enhancement persists for up to 12 hours following aerobic exercise. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 111(2): 1-12.

Awards and Recognition

  • UVM Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award, 2012

Associations and Affiliations

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association
  • National Athletic Trainers' Association
  • Vermont Association of Athletic Trainers
Jeremy Sibold

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

The relationship between exercise and mental health, the relationship between psychosocial variables and athletic injury


  • Ed.D., Sport and Exercise Psychology; West Virginia University
  • M.Ed., Sports Medicine; University of Virginia
  • B.S., Sports Medicine; West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • B.S., Psychology; West Virginia Wesleyan College


  • 802-656-3061
Office Location:

105 Rowell Building

Courses Taught

  • EXSC 242 - Exercise and Sport Psychology
  • EXSC 262 - Human Performance and Ergogenic Aids