Sport psychology is the application of psychological principles to sport performance. Our sport psychologists utilize their unique expertise in both mental health and performance psychology to offer an in-depth understanding of high pressure environments such as athletics. Sport psychology may take the form of mental skills training for performance enhancement or personal counseling.
To set up an appointment, please call the OSU Sports Medicine Center at (614) 293-3600.
Leif H. Smith, Psy.D
Sports and Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Smith is the Sport Psychologist for OSU Sports Medicine and the OSU Department of Athletics. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois, and completed a post-doctorate fellowship at The Ohio State University. Dr Smith has worked with athletes at OSU, the University of Iowa and Duquesne University.