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Diversity & Culture Course

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

AASP is offering a distance-learning 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 to 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. Tanya Prewitt-White, PhD, CMPC from the University of Illinois-Chicago and Bernie Compton, MS, MA, CMPC from Bowling Green State University will be the featured instructors. Tuition for the course is $995. Registration is now closed and will open for 2023 on April 1.  



  • ​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). 

AASP Distance Course Scholarship Application 


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 Committee 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.

Bernie Compton (she/her/hers), MS, MA, CMPC is a doctoral candidate at Bowling Green State University in Leadership Studies. Bernie currently serves on AASP’s Diversity Committee, Reconciliation Task Force, PRIDE SIG, and is a co-leader for the AASP Affinity Group for students engaged in social justice. Her research interest focus on social justice in sport psychology, the importance of self-care and compassion in social justice work, LGBTQ+ inclusion, and anti-racism work. Bernie is a regular presenter and attendee at the Social Justice through Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium where she focuses workshops and presentations on self-care, fostering inclusive spaces, and creative ideas to build inclusion. She received the Oglesby-Snyder Grant for Equity and Cultural Diversity in 2019 (alongside Dr. Hannah Bennett) on the experiences of sport psychology professionals engaged in social justice. In 2021, Bernie was the recipient of the Inclusion, Diversity, and Excellence in Advocacy and Social Justice (IDEAS) Student Award for her continued commitment to fostering inclusion and social justice in her teaching, application, and research.


Registration for the 2023 course will 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