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  • Latisha Forster Scott
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Coordinator for the Council for Leadership, Equity, Diversity in Sport (CLEDS)
  • Area: Sport Psychology
  • End Degree: Ph.D., Kinesiology
  • Office: Loree Classroom 114
  • Phone: 848-932-7086
  • Email: latisha.scott@rutgers.edu
  • Specialization: Issues of diversity and inclusion in sport, fitness, health, wellness, and physical education.  Racial and athletic identity development, athletic counseling, and exercise for wellness.

Licenses and Certifications

NASM CPT

Courses Taught

01:377:301   Psychology of Sport and Exercise
01:955:305   Sport Sociology
01:955:316   Fitness Management
01:955:331   Gender Issues in Sport

Educational/Research Interests

Dr. Scott has presented nationally and published research on issues related to racial and athletic identity development; cultural practices as they relate to obesity, exercise and health; gender issues in society; socioeconomic issues as they impact health, education, sport, recreation, and mental health.  Dr. Scott created the Saliency of Race in Sport Questionnaire (SORIS-Q) which examines the role racial identity and experiences impact perceptions and behavior specifically within a sport context.  Interests also include lifeskill development for athletes, athletic counseling, fitness instruction and programming.

Publications

Forster-Scott, L., & Peters, H. J. (2020). Breaking stereotypes and barriers to working with Muslim and women of color. In L. Carter (Ed.), Feminist applied sport psychology: From theory to practice (pp. 197-204). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351055949-20

Forster-Scott, L. (2019).  At-risk athletes. In J. Taylor (Ed.), Comprehensive applied sport psychology (pp. 227-231). Routledge.

Forster-Scott, L. et. al. (2017). Diversity in Sport Psychology Assessment. In J. Taylor (Ed.), Assessment in Sport Psychology Consulting. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Forster-Scott, L. (2011). African American female adolescents and physical activity: Cultural inclusiveness and best practices. The Reporter: The Journal of the New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 81, 1, pp 7-11.

Forster-Scott, L. (2011). Understanding colorism and how it relates to sport and physical activity. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 82, 2, pp 48-52.

Forster-Scott, L. (2007). Sociological factors impacting childhood obesity. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 78, 8, pp 29-30 & 47.