Current Student Initiatives
Across Land and Sea: International Promotion of AASP (ALAS)
The mission of ALAS is to increase the visibility of AASP around the world. The more involvement, the better! ALAS has worked to increase the visibility of AASP in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia by encouraging individuals and organizations to proactively network. ALAS is also creating a database of universities around the world that offer courses in sport and exercise psychology.
Internship and Practicum Experience Database (IPED)
As students progress through their Master’s and Doctoral programs, many are interested in seeking out experiences that will allow them to gain hands-on applied sport psychology experiences and help them to complete the required internship hours for becoming a CC-AASP. A list of internships has been created and can be found by clicking here (IPED Manual).
To learn more about or become involved with IPED, please contact Leeja Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate Program and Internship Fair
The Graduate Program and Internship Fair (GPIF) provides a friendly environment for AASP members to learn more about various sport and exercise psychology graduate programs and internship sites. While at the fair, prospective students are able to directly interact with current students and faculty members of graduate programs who elect to participate in the GPIF. Sport and exercise psychology graduate programs from around the globe participate in the GPIF. In addition, internships sites that host sport and exercise psychology students participate in the GPIF. This is a great opportunity for current students to find internship sites and to meet supervisors from those sites. All of this in one place!
To learn more about or become involved with the Graduate Program and Internship Fair, please contact Kathleen Carter at email@example.com or Eric Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The primary purpose of the Mentorship Match Program (MMP) is to facilitate the development of effective mentoring opportunities so that AASP student members have the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to take on professional leadership positions in the future. Mentees and mentors are matched based on factors that may include professional interests, work/supervision style, preferred mode of communication, and geographic location. Mentees and mentors work together to identify individual goals and action plans. They are invited and encouraged to share their experiences, as well as ideas for improving MMP, at the annual national conference.
To learn more about or become involved with MMP, please contact Morgan Hall at email@example.com.
The Performance Excellence Movement (PEM) is designed to increase student, practitioner, and public awareness of the application of sport and exercise psychology skills. The hope of PEM is to provide readers with interesting information about how our colleagues successfully apply sport and exercise psychology techniques within sport and non-sport domains. Previous newsletters have focused on business coaching, medicine, the military, music, and elite athletes. AASP student members create this publication.
To learn more about or become involved with PEM, contact Eric Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nicole Gabana at email@example.com.
The purpose of the Proactive Peer Undergraduate Mentoring Program (PPUMP) is to develop an AASP student-mentoring database. PPUMP is comprised of graduate students who are competent and willing to serve as mentors for their peers and prospective students as they search for graduate programs that best fit their needs. Members of this initiative give outreach presentations to undergraduate classes to promote the field of sport and exercise psychology, the AASP organization, and the PPUMP initiative. Additionally, PPUMP mentors share their research and applied interests, which provides a useful tool to identify fellow students who have similar interests.
To learn more about or become involved with PPUMP, please contact Anna-Marie Jaeschke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Website Committee
The purpose of the Student Website Committee is to increase the online presence of student-run initiatives and student contributions to AASP. Members will work towards making the student section of the website useful, informative, and helpful to all current and potential AASP student members. A major function will be to update and maintain the student section of the AASP website. This includes working with other student-run initiatives to ensure that all information on the website is accurate and logically organized.
To learn more about or become involved with the Student Website Committee, please contact Dolores Christensen at email@example.com.