Prof. Diter Hackfort

University of Munich, Germany

Dr. Dieter Hackfort is a professor for sport psychology, Head Department for Sport Science, Univ. AF Munich. In 1986 he was a visiting professor at the Center for Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology at the University of South Florida.From 1991 to 2004 he was the Head of the Institute for Sport Science at the University AF of Munich. From 2004 to 2009 Dr. Hackfort holds the position as the founding Dean of Aspire the Academy for Sports Excellence in Doha, Qatar. From 2009 to 2010 he served as a founding Director of the Sport Science Program at Qatar University.
He has served as a counselor for professional performers and athletes of various sports at the Olympic Centers in Germany. His research has been published in 27 books and edited volumes, and in more than 150 contributions in national and international journals. He headed projects in Quality Management and successfully managed ISO 9000 and EFQM certifications in educational and sports organizations in Germany and Qatar. From 2005 to 2009 Dr. Hackfort served as the President of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP), at present he holds the office of the Past-President of the organization. From 2009 to 2010 he was a member of the Executive Board of ICSSSPE (International Council for Sport Science and Physical Education).
Dr. Hackfort was awarded repeatedly for his outstanding research and leadership, e.g., in 1984 from the German Sports Federation: Carl-Diem Plakette for his research, 2001 he received the Honor Award of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) in recogniton of significant contributions to national and international sport psychology through leadership, research, and personal service. 1999 he was appointed Honor Professor of Wuhan Institute of Physical Education, China.

Specialties: Sport Science,Psychology, Mental Testing and Training,Perfomance Enhancement, Stress Management, Career Management, Quality Management

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