Dr. Ed Etzel serves as a professor in the Department of Sport Sciences within the WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. He teaches a variety of sport psychology courses at the graduate level (e.g., counseling college student-athletes, psychological aspects of sport injury, and psychological aspects of performance enhancement, ethics and professional issues, sport psychology doctoral practicum, supervision) and undergraduate psychological aspects of sport and psychological aspects of sport injury.
Dr. Etzel is a licensed psychologist in West Virginia. He currently serves as the psychologist for the West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. His duties include being a staff member of the WVU Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services. He is the liaison between the center and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. He is involved in the provision of individual and group counseling services for personal, career, and sport performance enhancement concerns and is the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills program coordinator at WVU. He is listed as a consultant on the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Sport Psychology Registry.
He serves as chair of the American Psychological Association’s Division 47 Education Committee and served as chair of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology’s Ethics Committee from 1998 to 2007. He is also a fellow in the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. He resides in Morgantown with his wife Dr. Anne Cather.