Amelia Saul

Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor

Counseling, Recreation and School Psychology

Office: ZEB 310

Phone: 305-348-9905


Dr. Amelia D. Saul, LRT/CTRS recently graduated from East Carolina University with her PhD in Addiction and Rehabilitation Studies. Her PhD dissertation examined the effectiveness of a 2-week at-home paced breathing intervention to reduce anxiety in college students. Prior to receiving her PhD, Dr. Saul studied Recreational Therapy and Recreational Therapy Administration. Dr. Saul is also the past president of the North Carolina Recreational Therapy Association. Her research interests include examining anxiety and depression in college students, assessing effectiveness of evidence-based stress management techniques, utilizing biofeedback technology to assess coping mechanisms and implementation of prevention mechanisms for people with a family history of cardiovascular disease.

Research Areas

  • Stress management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Biofeedback, specifically heart rate variability biofeedback training
  • Preventative interventions for individuals with a family history of cardiovascular disease
  • Biofeedback intervention for individuals diagnosed with COVID-19