"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."
- Jackie Robinson
Based in Los Angeles, Aaron Weinstein is a Lecturer in Sport Psychology within the Kinesiology Department at Cal State Northridge (CSUN).
After receiving a M.A. in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in 2011, he has been teaching classes and training athletes in the mental skills necessary for high performance.
Consulting experience involves a wide range of clientele, including NCAA Division I teams and athletes (baseball, basketball, and volleyball), Olympic hopeful gymnasts, high-school teams (soccer and lacrosse), weight-loss clients, and professional poker players.Worked exclusively with the CSUN Baseball Program from 2015-2019.
Kinesiology 200 – Foundations of Kinesiology
Exploring the field of Kinesiology (Motor Behavior, Biomechanics, Physiology of Exercise, History of Sport, Sport Psychology, Sport Philosophy, and Sociology of Sport). Course includes exposure to and development of learning skills, professional development, an understanding of the field, along with the initiation of a portfolio.
Kinesiology 306 – Socio-Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity
An introduction to Sport & Exercise Psychology, including an examination of the social and psychological setting for exercise with an emphasis on social values, individual and group behavior, and mental skills training in sport.
Kinesiology 310 – Visualization and Sport
An examination of approaches for helping athletes understand, develop, and/or refine visual skills, mental skills and strategies for maximizing athletic performance.
Kinesiology 407 – Sport, Culture & Society
Study of the role, meaning and use of American sports, from colonial times to the present. Examination of the effects of forces that influence sports in this society and the status of international sports, including the role of U.S. factors affecting sport at the international level and future directions.
Kinesiology 420 – Coaching Competitive Sports
The psychological, sociological, philosophical perspectives of coaching as these relate to motivation, discipline and interpersonal relations in competitive sports programs.
University 100 – Freshman Seminar
Designed for incoming freshman, this course involves the teaching of life skills such as time management, goal-setting, mental toughness, confidence, and motivation, in order to help the students transition more easily.