About Alan Chu 朱紫麟

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Dr. Tsz Lun (Alan) Chu is an Assistant Professor and the Chair of the M.S. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology (SEPP) Program at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. His primary areas of expertise are psychosocial aspects of sport and coaching. Recognized as a Self-Determination Theory International Scholar, Dr. Chu conducts both quantitative and qualitative research focused on the roles of social agents (e.g., coaches, peers, and parents) and basic psychological needs (i.e., autonomy, competence, and relatedness) in motivational processes. 

Dr. Chu is also a sport psychology consultant who works with athletes and coaches, from high school to professional levels across sports, on mental skills training including goal setting and visualization. To practice what he preaches, Dr. Chu is physically active and highly involved in sports, specializing in table tennis (not the basement “ping pong”!) as a competitive player and an internationally certified coach. He currently serves on the Coaching Committee of the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association and teaches the coaching certification course.

Dr. Chu's Professional Roles

Sport Psychology Professor

Dr. Chu teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses including Theories of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, Applied Sport Psychology, Research Methods, and Advanced Statistics.

Mental Performance Consultant

Dr. Chu is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC®), recognized by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, who helps athletes and coaches reach peak performance through psychological skills training and motivational interventions.

Motivation Research Scholar

As an international scholar, Dr. Chu has conducted scientific research on motivation for over a decade, published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles, and given over 50 presentations at academic conferences and to the public.

Table Tennis Athlete and Coach

As a five-sport athlete, Dr. Chu specialized in table tennis and played at the collegiate level. He has been a certified coach for more than 10 years and worked with the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA) and USA Table Tennis

Dr. Chu's Sport Psychology Videos
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