Kate L. Nolt
Kate L. Nolt

Kate L. Nolt

Assistant Professor
Graduate School

Expertise/Specializations

  • Community Needs and Resource Assessment
  • Community Health Program Design, Implementation & Evaluation
  • Outcomes and Impact Evaluation for Programs
  • Patient Centered Outcomes Research and Comparative Effectiveness Research

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Biography


Dr. Nolt is Assistant Professor in the MPH Program and is also the MPH Progrm Practicum Coordinator.  She has been teaching, researching and consulting for over 15 years in the field of Public Health. She continues to work with communities, groups and individuals to manage life skills and modify behaviors. She is considered an expert in health behavior modification, community assessement and evaluation.

Dr. Nolt has a PhD in Kinesiology -Exercise & Sport Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia PA, and a Master’s Degree in Public Health with a concentration on Community Health, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health and Health Promotion focusing her research on community prevention and intervention programming and evaluation.  Dr. Nolt is a Public Health & Healthcare Management consultant, researcher, speaker and published author.  She is a volunteer Youth Adviser, active member of her synagogue and has a private practice as a Health Behavior Therapist and Life Skills Coach. 
 
 

Education

  • 05/2014 Ph.D. – Exercise and Sport Psychology – Performance Enhancement (Application of Behavior Modification theory into practice for improved population health; adherence to lifestyle changes for enhanced performance) Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • 12/2007 Masters of Public Health- Community Health West Chester University, West Chester, PA GPA 3.9
  • 08/2003 Bachelors of Science Public Health & Health Promotion West Chester University, West Chester, PA Summa Cum Laude
  • 05/1997 Associate of Science Paralegal Studies Community College of Dundalk, Dundalk, MD

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Nolt, K (2016) Textbook on Applied Exercise Psychology. Chapters authored: 1) Communication Styles & Behaviors and 2) Persons with Medical Conditions (Release: October 2017) Taylor & Francis Publishing, Applied Exercise Psychology, Chapters 1 and 2, 2016

Publications

  • Nolt, K. L., Sachs, M. L., & Brenner, J. W. (2013, Fall). The effects of collegiate head coaches’ knowledge and attitudes towards alcohol consumption by student-athletes. Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 5(3), 5-14., Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 5 (3), 5-14, 2013

Presentations

  • Using Motivational Interviewing as  Brief Intervention in Parenting - GV CTC presents New Realities of Parenting Program. , 2018
  • Guest Health Behavior Expert local TV Talk Show: Bouncing Back with Lisa Bien Topic: Sexual Assault - https://templetv.net/shows/bouncing-back/bouncing-back-episode-301/, 2017
  • Guest Health Behavior Expert local TV Talk Show: Bouncing Back with Lisa Bien Topic: Social Media Snafus - https://templetv.net/shows/bouncing-back/bouncing-back-episode-218/, 2017
  • Basics of Motivational Interviewing – College of Public Health, Kinesiology Doctoral and Graduate students – conducted training on the basics of using Motivational Interviewing technique in the practice of Exercise & Sport Psychology, Coaching, Athletic Training, and Physical Therapy, 2017
  • Exercise and Bone Health – Hadassah - Siegel JewishCommunity Center, Wilmington DE, 2017
  • Basics of Motivational Interviewing – College of Public Health, Kinesiology Doctoral and Graduate students – conducted training on the basics of using Motivational Interviewing technique in the practice of Exercise & Sport Psychology, Coaching, Athletic Training, and Physical Therapy, 2016
  • Basics of Motivational Interviewing – College of Public Health, Kinesiology Doctoral and Graduate students – conducted training on the basics of using Motivational Interviewing technique in the practice of Exercise & Sport Psychology, Coaching, Athletic Training, and Physical Therapy., 2016
  • SHAPE America National Convention – Seattle, Washington
    Conduct Training for Administrators, Faculty, Staff, Athletic Directors, Coaches, Athletic Trainers to intervene with athletes who drink alcohol and engage in risky behaviors– Presenting research conducted regarding coaches’ knowledge and attitudes towards alcohol consumption by athletes. Providing skill based training on the use of motivational interviewing technique to conduct a brief intervention to a diverse group of students and athletes who use substances and engage in risky behaviors., 2015
  • Conducted training for Health & Personal Fitness Merit Badge Merit Badge University 2015, Boy Scouts of America, University of Texas at Austin. All day training wherein each session lasted 4 hours, and over 80 Scouts were trained how to reduce risk factors and build protective factors with respect to health and wellness., 2015
  • National Coaches Conference – Washington D.C.
    Training Coaches, Trainers, Administrators & Athletic Directors to intervene with athletes who drink – Presented research conducted regarding Coaches’ knowledge and attitudes towards alcohol consumption by athletes. Provided skill based training on the use of motivational interviewing technique to conduct a brief intervention to a diverse group of students and athletes who use substances and engage in risky behaviors., 2014
  • Conducted training for Health & Personal Fitness Merit Badge
    Merit Badge University 2014, Boy Scouts of America University of Texas at Austin. All day training wherein each session lasted 4 hours, and over 80 Scouts were trained how to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors with respect to health and wellness., 2014
  • Training Collegiate Head Coaches to intervene with athletes who drink alcohol West Chester University (2x) – Collegiate Head Coaches Attitudes Toward Athlete Alcohol Consumption (Nolt, 2013)- Data presentation & Motivational Interviewing Training to provide brief intervention with athlete’s who drink, and engage in risky behaviors, 2013
  • Training Collegiate Head Coaches to intervene with athletes who drink alcohol West Chester University (2x) – Collegiate Head Coaches Attitudes Toward Athlete Alcohol Consumption (Nolt, 2013)- Data presentation & Motivational Interviewing Training to provide brief intervention with athlete’s who drink, and engage in risky behaviors, 2013
  • Northeast Atlantic Sport Psychology Conference – Temple University
    Workshop on Collegiate Head Coaches’ Attitudes Toward Athlete Alcohol Consumption- Data presentation & Motivational Interviewing Training to provide brief intervention with athletes who drink, 2013
  • Camp Louise, Thurmont, MD
    CIT Training: Setting, Meeting, & Exceeding Goals, 2012

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Motivational Interviewing for Brief Interventions

Current Research Projects

  • Transparency in Pricing for Imaging Services
    Evaluation of Communities That Care Programming in Chester County, PA