Founded in 1985, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) is the leading organization for sport and performance psychology professionals, including Certified Mental Performance Consultants® (CMPC), who work with athletes, coaches, non-sport performers (i.e., dancers and musicians), exercisers, business professionals, and tactical occupations (i.e., military personnel, firefighters, and police officers) to enhance their performance from a psychological standpoint.
AASP is an international, multidisciplinary, professional organization with almost 3,000 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.
AASP is an organization focused on human performance, holistic well-being and social functioning through education, research & practice, certification and service to the profession of sport psychology.
We accomplish our mission through:
Excellence — we thrive on advancement, innovation, and strive for quality
Respect — we strive to treat all people with dignity, open-mindedness, and esteem
Integrity — we communicate directly with openness, transparency, and authenticity
Diversity — we value an inclusive environment in which diverse backgrounds, assets, and perspectives are appreciated as enrichment to our professional, educational, and personal experiences
Collaboration — we believe research informs practice and practice informs research, and we embrace the interconnectedness of human performance, well-being, and social functioning
Service — we commit to using our knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide value to the broader community
The membership of AASP includes professionals and students from the fields of sport science and psychology.