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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 + 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 + Ryan Sappington
Mental Health Hillary Cauthen
Military Performance Chaska Gomez
Mindfulness Piotr Piasecki
Performance Consulting in Collegiate Sport Sheryl Smith
Performance Excellence Lisa Miller
Performance Psychophysiology & Biofeedback TBA
Positive Psychology for Sport & Exercise Lisa Miller
Positive Youth Development Through Physical Activity John McCarthy
Psychology of Sport Injury Megan Granquist 
Race & Ethnicity in Sport Zellesia Ejalanibu + Ashley Zapata
Soccer Jude Niba
Study & Practice of Supervision Michelle McAlarnen
Teaching Sport & Exercise Psychology Amber Shipherd + Pete Kadushin
Women in Sport Leeja Carter + Candace Hogue
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.