Online Course: June 14 - August 20, 2021
Online Exam by: September 11, 2021
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 14, 2021 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, 2021. AASP will offer the course again in Summer 2022.
Please Note: This course is for continuing education and fulfills AASP prerequisites for certification, but is NOT offered for college or graduate credit.
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, Mental Rhythm, where she provides consulting services to diverse exercisers, athletes, teams and coaches. Tanya also presently serves as a member of the AASP Diversity Committee. Her research interests include the intersectionality of race, gender, socioeconomic status, sexuality and family dynamics as it pertains to exercise and sport performance. 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.
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Registration will be available on April 1, 2021.
If you have any questions, please contact Susanna Beier, AASP's Membership & Registration Coordinator, (317) 205-9225 or via email at email@example.com.