Performance Excellence Movement (PEM)
The Performance Excellence Movement (PEM) is designed to increase student, practitioner, and public awareness of the application of sport and exercise psychology skills. PEM also serves to increase awareness, knowledge, and skill sets in relation to how sport and exercise psychology expertise can be effectively applied in a number of domains. The hope of PEM is to provide readers with interesting information about how some of our colleagues successfully apply their sport and exercise psychology techniques in their field and in other areas. AASP student members create this publication.
The objectives of PEM are as follows:
- Yearly publication of a PEM newsletter dedicated to exploring the use of performance enhancement skills in unique settings.
- Increased AASP student member involvement in student initiatives through submission of articles for each PEM newsletter.
- Recognition of AASP student and professional members’ contributions to the sport and exercise psychology field through member profiles in each newsletter.
- Inclusion of evidence-based practice or peer-reviewed research wherever possible.
- Distribution of the PEM newsletter to a broad audience, including AASP students and regional representatives, the AASP website, and appropriate non-AASP forums.
- Increase submissions to PEM to at least 6 by increasing publicity, contacting department chairs, and announcing the deadline for submission multiple times.
- Have PEM newsletter interviews and related material completed by August 1. This will allow pre-formatting to be completed when articles are finalized and ready to input.
- Have the PEM newsletter ready for AASP conference 2013. This will require the newsletter to be to the E-board by September 1 for approval.
History of PEM
The PEM was originally established in 2001 by Robert Fazio and Michelle Coleman with the goal of increasing “awareness, knowledge, and skill set in relation to how sport and exercise psychology expertise can be effectively applied in a number of domains.” The newsletter was originally known as the PEP (Performance Excellence Program) and was a joint venture with APA Division 47. After a hiatus between 2003 and 2005, the PEM has continued to distribute newsletters annually.
Past PEM Articles
- 2011 PEM Newsletter (PDF)
- 2010 PEM Newsletter (PDF)
- PEM Online Feedback Form
- Newsletter, October 2010 (PDF)
- Newsletter, December 2009 (PDF)
- Newsletter, September 2008 (PDF)
- Newsletter, August 2007 (PDF)
- Newsletter, June 2006 (PDF)
- Newsletter, Jan 2002 (PDF)
For more information on the Performance Enhancement Movement, please contact Eric Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.