Dr. Iris Orbach is the Head of MA program in “Sport and Exercise Psychology”, the College of Management Academic Studies (Colman); the Head of “Health Promotion Program” at the Nat Holman School for Coaches and Instructors, Wingate Institute; a researcher and a sport psychology consultant in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at the Ribstein Center for Sport Medicine Sciences and Research, Wingate Institute.
Dr. Orbach received her Ph.D. in Sport Psychology in 1999 from the University of Florida, Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, in Gainesville, Florida, USA. She worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Sport, Fitness and Leisure Studies at Salem State University, Salem, Massachusetts, USA. In addition to teaching, Dr. Orbach has published numerous articles and book chapters, and has given presentations at national and international conferences on topics related to sport psychology. She is the coauthor of the books “Integrated Periodization in Sports Training & Athletic Development”, “Mental Practice in Sport: Twenty Case Studies” and “Psychological Skills Training”. Dr. Orbach uses her psychology skills as a consultant for athletes at all skill levels. In her free time, Dr. Orbach enjoys running, bicycling, swimming, weight lifting, and all kind of fitness activities.
Research Interests and Teaching
Stress-performance relationships, youth and motivation in sport, biofeedback training, effectiveness of various mental training practices, physical activity and wellbeing.