Education / Credentials

University of British Columbia, 2010, PhD, Counselling Psychology (Honors)

University of British Columbia, 2001, Masters, Counselling Psychology (First class)

University of British Columbia, 1992, Masters, Kinesiology (First class)

University of British Columbia, 1989, Bachelors, Kinesiology (First class)

Registered Clinical Counsellor and Mental Performance Consultant (MPC), Canadian Sport Psychology Association

Biofeedback & Neurofeedback Certification (in progress)

Courses Taught at Langara

KINS 2231 - Sport and Exercise Psychology 

KINS 2205 - Research Methods in Kinesiology

Areas of Interest

  • Dr. Muscat's main areas of interest are in the field of sport psychology, including the mental health of athletes
  • Dr. Muscat's teaching interests encompass sport psychology, research methods, and human motor behaviour; outside of teaching, Dr. Muscat was a gymnastics coach for 15 years

Teaching Experience

Instructor, Langara College, Kinesiology, 1990-Present

Instructor, University of British Columbia, Kinesiology, 1990-1996

Academic / College / Community / Research Involvement

  • Founding member of Canadian Sport Psychology Association
  • Canadian Mental Health Network for Athletes
  • NCCP Coaching Certification, NCCP Course Conductor
  • Sport Psychology and Mental Health Consultant - Volleyball Canada, Marathon Athlete to Tokyo Games 2021, and a wide variety of other athletes/sports
  • Mental Performance Consultant - Supporting Olympic athletes beginning in the Sydney Games (2000); Dr. Muscat has worked with various elite, provincial, and recreational athletes including:
    • World Champions, Paralympians, Gymnastics Canada, Boccia Canada, Freestyle Canada World Cup athletes

Selected Publications: 

  • Muscat, A.C. (2010). Career ending injuries and athlete identity changes in retirement. Dissertation – in partial fulfillment of doctorate of Counselling Psychology.
  • Muscat, A.C., & Long, B. (2008). Do critical comments about body shape and weight contribute to disordered eating for female athlete and sport participants? Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 20:1, 1-24.
  • Muscat, A.C., & Farres, L. (2007). Coaches can R.E.A.C.H. recovery. Coaches of Canada Journal, Vol 3, 1, pp 89-95.
  • Schultz, I.Z., Winter, A., Muscat, A & Paris, Z. (2006). Systematic Review of the Literature Regarding Retention and Accommodation of Employees with Mental Health Disabilities. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation.

Sport / Activity Background / Hobbies

  • Ocean water swimming, biking, tennis, cross country and downhill skiing, kayaking, and hiking
  • All-Canadian Athlete, National Gymnastics, and Team Champion (UBC) Canadian Inter-Collegiate Union (1983-1985)
  • World Age Group and National Champion Trampoline