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Diversity & Culture Course

Online Course: June 13 - August 19, 2022
Online Exam by: September 12, 2022

AASP is offering a Diversity & Culture course to fulfill the required knowledge area, K8: Diversity and Culture of the CMPC Certification requirements. The course is designed to explore cultural sport psychology and how multicultural factors influence people and human interaction. Additionally, enrollees will examine their own cultural biases, values, beliefs and behaviors and understand their influence on individuals from different multicultural groups.

This online course will begin the week of June 13, 2022 with a total of 10 weeks of instruction.  The 10 weeks of instruction will include Weekly Discussion Forums, Weekly Quizzes, a Culture Matters Presentation, and a Personal Identity Development Paper. The course will culminate in an online final exam. Robert Owens, EdD, CSCS and Tanya Prewitt-White, PhD, CMPC will be the featured instructors. Tuition for the course is $995. Registration will open on April 1 and close on June 1, 2022. 


  • ​What is multicultural psychology?
  • Self-reflexivity in applied SEP practice
  • Obstacles to cultural competence
  • Cultural identity development
  • Immigration and the acculturation process
  • Racism, microaggressions and white privilege
  • Gender and sexual prejudice
  • Cultural, physical activity and health
  • Multicultural issues in research, testing and assessment
  • Culturally-sensitive consulting strategies

Please Note: This course is for continuing education and fulfills AASP prerequisites for certification, but is NOT offered for college or graduate credit.


  • April 1: Registration Opens
  • June 1: Registration Closes
  • June 13: Course Begins
  • August 19: Online Course End Date (10 weeks)
  • September 12: Online Exam Due by 11:59 p.m. EST


  • Students will be able to access online course content at any time once they receive course access instructions.
  • Course access instructions will be sent to students prior to the start of the course.
  • The course is interactive. Students will be expected to participate in the weekly discussion forums, complete assignments on a timely basis, and will have the opportunity for live interaction with the instructors via web video conferencing.
  • The instructors will interact with students via the discussion forums, feedback on graded assignments, and web video conferencing. They are also available by phone and email on an as needed basis.
  • An online comprehensive exam will be made available to students and will be open for an announced, limited period of time.
  • Students who pass the course will be provided with a certificate of completion.


NEW FOR 2022 - AASP will be offering 3 full scholarships to early career professionals or graduate student members with financial need.  Preference will be given to applicants with marginalized and/or intentionally ignored identities in society (BIPOC, LGBTQIA and/or disabled). 


Rob Elliott Owens, EdD, is an active member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). He is the former chair of the AASP’s Diversity Committee (2017-2020), is one of the founders of AASP’s Advocacy Committee, and co-facilitates AASP’s Diversity in Sport and Culture course with Dr. Tanya Prewitt-White. Dr. Owens sits on AASP’s Program Recognition and Review Committee (PRRC) and is a member of the editorial board for Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology (CSSEP). In addition, he facilitates community dialogues on race and ethnicity utilizing the Sustained Dialogue Institute’s conflict resolution model. His research and professional interests include anti-oppressive (organizational) consulting practices; re-conceptualizing sexual misconduct in sport; and utilizing multicultural wellness and trauma-informed coaching practices as an adjunct to applied sport and performance psychology (SPP) consulting. He is the faculty advisor of a university martial arts club and is currently working on projects related to cultural competence when consulting with first responder populations.  

Dr. Tanya Prewitt-White, CMPC is a faculty member of the Kinesiology Department at the University of Illinois-Chicago and owns a consulting business, Dr. Tanya Raquel. Tanya also presently serves as the AASP Advocacy Chair. Her research interests meet at the intersection of sexual misconduct prevention in sport, cultural humility and anti-racism for white identifying and passing persons. Dr. Prewitt-White has published in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology, Athletic Insight, the National Association of Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS): The Moving towards Justice Series Papers, Journal in Amateur Sport, Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal and was a contributor to the book, Muscling in on New Worlds. She was an invited speaker at the 2015 and 2017 United States Tumbling & Trampoline Convention and the 2015 USA Rugby National Development Summit. Tanya is a regular attendee and presenter at the Social Justice through Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium where she speaks about the relevance of unpacking and reflecting on privilege, in particular heteronormative whiteness, as well as practicing cultural broaching as a professional in SEP.

If you have any questions, please contact AASP headquarters at


Registration for the 2022 course will be open on April 1.

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Stark, AASP's Membership & Registration Coordinator, (317) 205-9225 or via email at