Laura Miele, Ph D

Dr. Laura Miele holds a Doctorate in Sport Psychology, a Masters Degree in Education (emphasis alternative and administration) and undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology and Physical Education. Laura has been a middle school and high school Physical Education teacher from 1998 to 2006, 2010-13. Laura began her research interest in sport injuries in 1993. Laura has more than 18 years experience with coaching, training and consulting in sports such as: Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Baseball, Football, Archery, Bowling, Figure Skating, Hockey, Boxing, Wrestling, Field Sports, Golf, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Soccer, Gymnastics and Tennis. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe as both an athlete and a coach.

She has been coaching athletes since 1986 and a personal exercise and fitness trainer since 1994. In 2003, she began training amateur boxers as well as working the corner in the ring during club competitions. Laura comes from a competitive background in basketball as she attended Christ the King in New York City, which has been in the top twenty five in the country for over twenty years. Later, as a Division I basketball player at Arizona State, tight end for the Arizona Titans and Caliente’s women’s first full contact semi-pro football team. Since then, has become a New York Golden Gloves (2004) semi-finalist.

Laura most recently managed the Sport Injury Prevention Program for Children’s Medical Center prior to moving to PA. She provides talks for schools, athletic directors, coaches, parents, and student-athletes on the importance of preventative tactics in sport. Additionally, Laura mentors physical education and sport psychology undergraduate students. Laura is also a member of the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPHERD), North American Society for psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPA), ATSM, and the National Federation of High School Sports Laura is currently a National Sport, Fitness and Recreation Expert for Robson Forensic, Inc.


  • Preventing Athletic Injuries. Ohio University. June 29th. Adobe Connect
  • Sport Injury Prevention: Overview and Dynamic Warm-Up. St. Paul’s High School, Bristol CT, September 16th, 2009
  • Anxiety and Mental Preparation in Sport. Southington High School Volleyball Team, Southington, CT September 4th, 2009.
  • Dynamic Warm-up and Sport Injury Prevention, UK International Soccer Camp, July 22nd, 2009
  • Prevention of Lower Extremity Injuries, 14th Sports Medicine Symposium/Select Physical Therapy.Farmington, CT August 4th, 2009
  • Sport Injury Prevention Overview and Epidemiology. CT Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, CT May 5th, 2009.
  • Sport Injury Prevention Program: How do we prevent Injury? Safe Kids Coalition, Newington, CT, April 12th, 2009
  • The Complete Basketball Player, Long Meadow HS Girls Varsity. Long Meadow, MA. February, 2009
  • Dynamic Warm Up, US Lacrosse Foundation Coaches Conference. New Haven, CT. January, 2009.
  • The Mental Components of the Complete Field Hockey Player, The Ethel Walker School,Simsbury, CT October 6th, 2008.
  • Mental Strategies for the Complete Athlete, Connecticut Wave Organization, June 12th, 2008.
  • Psychology of Injury, Elite Sports Medicine, Farmington, CT, March 10th, 2008
  • The Effects of Providing Procedural and Sensory Information on Preoperative Anxiety and Post Operative Pain in Patients Undergoing ACL Reconstruction. University of CT Health Ctr.,Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Scholars Seminars. Farmington, CT,March 4, 2008.
  • Performance Anxiety and Sport Injury Prevention, US Lacrosse Foundation Coaches Conference.Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, January 13th, 2008.
  • Academics, Sport and Injury, Eastern Invitational Basketball Camp, NJ 1996-98.



Miele-Pascoe, L, & Giordano-Autret, D. (2015)Fitness facility operations: a forensic perspective.
Int. J. of Forensic Engineering, 2015 Vol.2, No.4, pp. 286– 292


Miele, L (2016). Standards of Care and Utility for New Personal Training Directors.
Operations: Familiarize yourself and your staff with key components of safe practices. IDEA Fitness Manager, Volume 28, Issue 1
Miele, L. “Healing in the Pool: A Journey to the Ring after Back Surgery,” Swimming World,,
March 17, 2015
Miele, L. “The Importance of Failure: A Culture of Success.” Psychology Today, Monthly Sport Psychology Blog: The Whole Athlete., March 2015
Miele-Pascoe, L. (November, 2014). Concussion Culture: How to Protect Young Athletes.  Scientific American.
Psychology Today, Monthly Sport Psychology Blog: The Whole Athlete., October 2014.
Miele, L .(2010)Why Sports are Good for Kids
Miele, L. (2010) Plyometric Training for Basketball.
Miele, L. (2010) Vancouver Olympics 2010: How Can We Give Athletes an Edge on Injury Rehabilitation? Podium Sports Journal.

Miele, L., Giachetti, D., & Thompson, M. (2010). Preventing Injuries: Teacher Resource Guide. Human Media Relations, Inc.

Miele, L., MD, Fitzsimmons, K., ATC, CSCS, Lerer, T., MS, & Lapidus, G PA-C MPH December, 2009). Knowledge of knee injury prevention attitudes and practices among high school coaches. Journal of Coaching Education.

Nissen C.W., & Miele, L. (Spring, 2009). Injury Prevention: There’s more to it than you think. Connecticut State Medical Society; The Sports Med Newsletter.

Miele, L. (2010) Why Sports are Good for Kids?

Miele, L. (2010) Plyometric Training for Basketball.

Miele, L. (2007). The Effects of Providing Procedural and Sensory Information on Preoperative Anxiety and Post Operative Pain in Patients Undergoing ACL Reconstruction (can be accessed through, unpublished doctoral dissertation).