Founded in 1986, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) is the leading organization for sport psychology consultants and professionals who work with athletes, coaches, non-sport performers (dancers, musicians), business professionals, and tactical occupations (military, firefighters, police) to enhance their performance from a psychological standpoint.
AASP is an international, multidisciplinary, professional association with over 2,400 members in 50 countries worldwide, with backgrounds in a variety of areas including sport science, social work, counseling and clinical psychology.
AASP promotes the development of science and ethical practice in the field of sport psychology and offers certification (Certified Mental Performance Consultant) to qualified individuals who have completed a combination of educational and work requirements and successfully pass a certification exam.
Mental skills training information for athletes.
Information for current and future sport and exercise psychologists.
How to teach and apply sport psychology skills.
For people involved in exercise and physical activity.
As the founder of Total Wellness and Elite Performance Consulting, LLC, Conrad Woolsey, PhD, CMPC, CHES, director of the University of Western States (UWS) sport and performance psychology program, provides wellness and performance enhancement services to collegiate, professional and Olympic athletes, as well as to business leaders, executives and university athletic departments. In 2017, Dr. Woolsey worked in conjunction with NxtGen sports as a sport psychology and talent development consultant, as well as with Major League Baseball (MLB) organizations to help them identify psychological factors that are important to improving player development and scouting programs.
World Golf and LPGA Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam as been selected as AASP’s 2017 Performance Excellence Award winner, which recognizes individuals who embody exemplary psychological principles associated with performance excellence as demonstrated through consistent achievement, merit or leadership over the course of their career. Sorenstam will be honored on Friday, October 20 at AASP’s 32th Annual Conference at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, Florida.
The most recent development in AASP's transition to the new certification program is the new title: Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC). Applications to the new CC-AASP Certification Program will be accepted starting October 1, 2017, and additional Certification Program Updates can be found here.
AASP has partnered with the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) to provide their members, who are former professional basketball players in the NBA, ABA, WNBA, and Harlem Globetrotters, access to sport psychology consultants that can help them transition to life after basketball.
Volume 29, Issue 4, October-December 2017, Page 375-401.
Volume 29, Issue 4, October-December 2017, Page 402-417.
Volume 8, Issue 2, May-August 2017, Page 71-75.
Volume 8, Issue 2, May-August 2017, Page 76-86.