Dr. Justin DiSanti is in his first year within the John G. Rangos School of Health Sciences, serving as an assistant professor in the Health Sciences Program in the Department of Athletic Training.

Dr. DiSanti studied at Penn State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in kinesiology, continued to Miami University (Ohio) to receive a master’s degree in psychosocial sport studies, and attended Michigan State University to earn his PhD in sport psychology. Justin also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at A.T. Still University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, where he worked with athletic trainers and health sciences practitioners to enhance the quality of their care for patients’ mental and social well-being. 

Over the course of his academic career, Dr. DiSanti has accumulated college teaching experience in courses related to sport psychology, sports medicine, sociocultural aspects of sport and physical activity, and research methods. He also has a passion for interprofessional collaboration and student mentorship, and emphasizes that his students practically apply classroom concepts and activities to real-world, clinical settings. 

Dr. DiSanti is also actively involved in research projects that span various areas of the health sciences spectrum, including an emphasis on sport specialization and how it relates to talent development and positive sport experiences, as well as a line related to psychosocial aspects of patient care and injury. He is a member of several professional sport psychology and sports medicine organizations, including the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport & Physical Activity (NASPASPA) and the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society (PRISM).  

In addition to his role as a professor at Duquesne University, Dr. DiSanti practices as a sport psychology and mental performance consultant with Keystone Performance Excellence (KPEX) out of Shadyside, where he works with athletes and performers of all types to train their minds and bodies to drive their pursuit of goals and performance excellence. Examples of topics that he has emphasized in his work include mental skills training, psychosocial aspects of sport injury, leadership development, culture building, and facilitating holistic growth through sport participation.

In his free time, Justin enjoys spending time with friends and family and participating in sports and outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, playing golf, and hockey. 


  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, A.T. Still University
  • Ph.D., Kinesiology, Michican State University
  • M.S., Kinesiology & Health, Miami University (OH)
  • B.S., Psychology, Pennsylvania State University
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