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Diversity & Culture Course: K8

Online Course: June 12 - August 18, 2023
Online Exam by: September 11, 2023

Course limited to 35 participants - SOLD OUT FOR 2023

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 12, 2023 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. Bernie Compton, MS, MA, CMPC (Bowling Green State University) and Hannah Bennett, PhD (Augusta University) will be the featured instructors. Tuition for the course is $995. Registration is now closed and will open for 2023 on April 3.  


  • ​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 3: Registration Opens
  • May 15: Deadline for Scholarship Applications
  • June 1: Registration Closes
  • June 12: Course Begins
  • August 18: Online Course End Date (10 weeks)
  • September 11: 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.


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).  Deadline for scholarship applications is May 15, 2023. 

AASP Distance Course Scholarship Application 


Dr. Hannah Bennett (she/her) is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and the undergraduate kinesiology program director at Augusta University. In addition to her program director responsibilities, she teaches classes ranging from sport and exercise psychology to gender, sexuality, and health. She also created the department’s newest class, Working with Diverse Populations, to help students gain a better understanding of the different communities with whom they will interact as they enter their careers. Hannah's research lines focus on social justice and belonging within sport and performance, with her most recent projects have been focused on self-care within social justice activism, perceptions of inclusion within CrossFit for BIPOC and LGTBQ+ athletes, and culturally responsive pedagogy within kinesiology. Within the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Hannah has been the special interest group coordinator for the Pride SIG since 2014 and is also a member of the Diversity Committee, Web Presence Committee, and the Nomination and Leadership Development Committee. She is also a member of the Social Justice and Cultural Diversity Committee for the National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education.

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 3.

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