Ed.D. in Sport Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling – University of Western States
MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology – University of Minnesota
BA in Psychology – University of Minnesota


Project Specialist

McKenzie Arbeiter (she/her) is a project specialist at Premier Sport Psychology. She assists with Research and Development.

McKenzie brings with her a background in research, counseling, and sport psychology. As an undergraduate and graduate student, she worked as a research assistant in the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport. McKenzie worked on the Women Coaches Report card, a yearly report card which used data to increase the percentage of women in the coaching profession by providing an institutional accountability mechanism. In addition, she was part of the Women Coaches Symposium, a yearly event which provides high-quality educational programming, networking, professional development and community building for 350+ women coaches, administrators, students, and those who support women coaches, at all levels of competition and all sports. She also worked as a research assistant for Athlete Ally, a nonprofit LGBTQ+ athletic advocacy group based in the United States, which focuses on making athletic communities more inclusive and less discriminatory and helping athletes to advocate for LGBTQ+ equality.

McKenzie has coached and developed high school and youth soccer players at all levels. She completed an undergraduate minor in coaching and finished her United States Soccer Federation D license in March 2020. In addition, she taught soccer courses at the University of Minnesota.

McKenzie received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Currently, she is completing an integrated Ed.D. in Sport Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Western States. Additionally, she is pursuing her LPCC and CMPC licensure.

McKenzie is passionate about improving the lives of athletes and coaches, both on and off the field. From utilizing mental skills, to decreasing coach burnout, she hopes to improve the well-being of these specific populations.

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