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Bryan Blissmer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physical Education & Exercise Science, URI



Bryan Blissmer is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Education & Exercise Science at URI.

He received his B.S. in Kinesiology (1996) from the University of Illinois, his M.S. in Health Appraisal and Enhancement from Miami (Ohio) University (1997), and his Ph.D. in Kinesiology focusing on Exercise Psychology from the University of Illinois (2000).


His research interests are centered around exercise psychology, focusing on both the determinants and consequences of engaging in regular physical activity. Specifically, he is interested in the optimal delivery of physical activity interventions based upon the integration of the transtheoretical model with relevant social cognitive theory models. He is also interested in the effects that engaging in regular activity has on psychological well-being, particularly within an elderly population.

He has coauthored several articles and chapters in the area of exercise psychology.