Associate Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Associate Professor

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., Edwards, E., Murray-Close, A., Hudziak, J. (2015).  Physical Activity, Sadness, and Suicidality in Bullied U.S. Adolescents.  In Press, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Laurent, J., Howard, A., Sibold, J. (2015).  Hedonics, food addiction, and BMI in children.  In Press, J Pediatric Healthcare.

Albertson, B., Belton, C., Colombo, L., Sibold, J. (2013).  The Effect of Exercise Intensity on the Duration of Exercise-Induced Changes in Mood.  In Press, 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.

Book Chapters

Sibold J, Howard, A, Zizzi, S. (2012). A comparison of psychosocial and orthopedic data in injured college athletes: A Novel application of hurdle regression. In: Athletic Insight: Compendium of Writings in Sport Psychology, ISBN: 978-1-62081-264-8.

Selected Presentations

Sibold, J., Hare, B., Falls, W. (2012). Running In Response to Stress: The Effect of Novel Cage Stress and Social Isolation. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Poster Presentation, world's largest research forum for neuroscientists.

Sibold, J., Edwards, E., Murray-Close, D. (2012). Relationships Between Physical Activity, Bullying, & Mental Health in U.S. Adolescents. American School Health Association 86th Annual Research Conference, San Antonio, TX. Poster Presentation, National School Health Conference.

Sibold, J., Belton, C., Colombo, L., Albertson, B. (2012). "The Effect of Exercise Intensity on the Durability of Exercise-Induced Changes in Mood." The 120th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando FL.

Sibold J, Bunn J, Hitt J, Ades P, Brock D. (2011). "A behavioral economics intervention improves compliance with the U.S. public health physical activity recommendations: preliminary results from the REWARD (Reinforcing Exercise With Activity-Related Dividends) Trial." 139th APHA Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Sibold J, Howard A, Zizzi S. (2011). "Life Stress And Competitive Anxiety Predict Time To Injury In College Athletes." North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) Annual Conference, Burlington, VT.

Sibold J, Howard A, Brock D. (2011). "Exercise Participation and Heavy Alcohol Use in U.S. Males." North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) Annual Conference, Burlington, VT.

Awards and Recognition

  • UVM Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award Winner, 2011-12
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College Professor of the Year, 2006-07
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College Distinguished Faculty Finalist, 2005

Associations and Affiliations

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

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


  • 802-656-9444
Office Location:

305B Rowell Hall

Courses Taught

  • EXMS 242 - Exercise and Sports Psychology
  • EXMS 262 - Human Performance and Ergogenic Aids
  • EXMS 272 - Exercise Science Senior Internship Seminar
  • RMS 244 - Therapeutic Modalities