Michael Sachs, Ph.D.

Michael Sachs, Ph.D., CMPC, is our newest Consultant at Greenepsych, joining us after a 30-year teaching career at Temple University. Dr. Sachs is a Past-President of both the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and Division 47, the Society for Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology, of the American Psychological Association (APA). He is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) with AASP.

Dr. Sachs specializes in exercise psychology, especially individual adherence to programs of exercise and physical activity (are you sticking with your exercise program?). We are thrilled that Dr. Sachs will be offering several programs at Greenepsych, including a sport psychology training program for college students interested in a career in sport psychology and, along with Dr. Greene, he will be rolling out a program for established (and aspiring) clinicians interested in expanding their scope of practice to include sport psychology.  

Dr. Sachs is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Kinesiology at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. He is currently a Senior Vice President at athletic4ever, which provides physiological, psychological, and integrative nutritional information and consulting to support those who want to retain their athletic identity through all phases of their lives and for those who want to remain athletically functioning into their 90s.

His bachelor’s degree in psychology is from Union College (NY), and he has two master’s degrees – one in general experimental psychology from Hollins College (VA) and one in counseling psychology from Loyola University (MD).  He received his Ph.D. in sport psychology from Florida State University. Dr. Sachs is co-author with Dr. Bruce Cohen of the book, Excusercise, Inexcusable Exercise Excuses for not Exercising, developed to help individuals counter excuses for not exercising.

Dr. Sachs is co-editor of the recently published Performance Excellence: Stories of Success From the Real World of Sport and Exercise Psychology (with Lauren Tashman and Selen Razon). He is also a co-editor of Applied Exercise Psychology:  The Challenging Journey From Motivation to Adherence, and is associate editor of Psychology of Running and coeditor of Running as Therapy: An Integrated Approach.  He co-wrote The Total Sports Experience for Kids: A Parents’ Guide to Success in Youth Sports. He is also a co-editor of the Directory of Graduate Programs in Applied Sport Psychology (published by AASP – the Association for Applied Sport Psychology).  Dr. Sachs has written or co-authored numerous book chapters, academic articles on various topics within exercise and sport psychology, and articles on the psychology of running in popular publications.

He enjoys exercising, particularly running and swimming, and has run two marathons: the Joe Steele Rocket City Marathon (Huntsville, AL) and the New York City Marathon.

To reach Dr. Sachs or schedule an appointment with him, please call him at 484-367-5428 or email him at [email protected].