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AASP Special Interest Groups (SIG)



  • Opportunity to work with other AASP members who are passionate about a focused scholarly and/or professional practice topic
  • An annual SIG meeting at the AASP conference
  • Recognition of the SIG on the AASP website and the opportunity to attract new group members 

Creating a New SIG

  • Identify at least 10 current AASP members interested in forming the SIG
  • Generate a name for the SIG and the SIG mission statement
  • Complete the SIG Proposal Form
    (download form here; submit to

SIG & Coordinator Responsibilities

  • Coordinators will complete and submit an annual report of SIG activities and membership to the Membership Services Division Head
  • SIGs will undergo a review once every three years; inactive SIGs will be discontinued

Active AASP SIGs

SIG Coordinator(s)
Achievement Motivation    Tamara Harris
Adaptive Sport & Physical Activity Amanda Leibovitz
Anger & Violence in Sport Mitch Abrams
Business Ownership Carrie Cheadle
Clean Sport Kelsey Erickson
Coaching Science Katie Wurst + Daniel Freeman
College/University Counseling Center Craig Rodgers
Eating Disorders Amanda Tierney, Justine Reel + Jenny Conviser
Exercise Psychology & Wellness Amanda Perkins-Ball
Fencing John Heil
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, & Intersex Hannah Bennett
International Olympic Sport Psychology Peter Haberl
Media in Sport

Michele Kerulis

Men and Masculinities Rob Owens
Mental Health Hillary Cauthen
Military Performance TBA
Mindfulness Ted Monnich
Performance Consulting in Collegiate Sport Sheryl Smith
Performance Excellence Lisa Miller
Performance Psychophysiology & Biofeedback Melissa Hunfalvay
Positive Psychology for Sport & Exercise Lisa Miller
Positive Youth Development Through Physical Activity John McCarthy
Psychology of Sport Injury Megan Granquist + Hayley Russell
Race & Ethnicity in Sport Angel Brutus
Soccer Jude Niba
Study & Practice of Supervision Michelle McAlarnen
Teaching Sport & Exercise Psychology Amber Shipherd + Pete Kadushin
Women in Sport Leeja Carter
Youth Sport Brandonn Harris

To join or learn more about a particular SIG, contact the SIG Coordinator.

If you would like to coordinate a SIG in need of a coordinator, contact the Membership Services Head, Lani Lawrence.

Interested individuals also are encouraged to attend any of the SIG meetings held at the AASP Annual Conference.