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Awards

In an effort to recognize the Association members' contributions to the science and practice of applied sport psychology, AASP has established an awards and grants program.

AASP Awards and AASP Foundation Awards recognize the outstanding contributions of student and professional members whose work advances the knowledge base and enhances the delivery of services to consumers.

Address all questions and nominations for AASP Awards to the President–Elect who coordinates all selection committees for the AASP Awards, and to the AASP Foundation Chair who coordinates all selction committees for the AASP Foundation Awards. All nomination materials and letters of recommendations must be received by March 1* of the award year with the exception of the Performance Excellence Award, which is due by November 1 of the year prior to the award being given (i.e. November 1, 2017 for the 2018 award).

*In 2018, five new AASP Foundation Awards have been added, with an application deadline of July 15, 2018. The application deadline for these awards will be March 1 in future years.

>> AASP Foundation Awards Application

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AASP Awards

  • Dissertation Award 
    Recognizes the completion of an outstanding dissertation by an AASP doctoral student member.

  • Distinguished International Scholar (DIS)
    Award given in odd numbered years; will be offered again in 2019
    Honors the achievements of outstanding individuals from the international community whose scientific and/or applied work has significantly influenced the field of sport and exercise psychology.

  • Distinguished Professional Practice Award
    Awards an AASP professional member who demonstrates exceptional quality and innovation in delivering sport and exercise psychology services to the public.

  • Distinguished Doctoral Student Practice Award
    Acknowledges outstanding and innovative service delivery in sport and exercise psychology by an AASP Doctoral student member.

  • Distinguished Master's Student Practice Award
    Acknowledges outstanding and innovative service delivery in sport and exercise psychology by an AASP Master's student member.

  • Dorothy V. Harris Memorial Award
    Recognizes an AASP member, in the early stage of her or his professional career, who has made outstanding contributions that are both theoretical and practical.

  • Performance Excellence Award
    Recognizes individuals who embody exemplary psychological principles associated with performance excellence as demonstrated through consistent achievement, merit or leadership over the course of their career.
  • Student Diversity Award
    Recognizes and honors the achievements of students involved in research, service or applied experiences that focus on diversity issues.

  • Master's Thesis Award
    Acknowledges the completion of an outstanding thesis by an AASP student member.


AASP Foundation Awards

  • Distinguished Mentor Award
    Recognizes outstanding efforts by an AASP member as a mentor/supervisor who has had a significant impact on their mentees in the field. Funded by the AASP Foundation.

  • Distinguished Applied Contribution Award
    Recognizes a book, video, webinar, etc. produced in the past year by an AASP member which made a significant contribution to education and/or practice in an area within our field. Funded by the AASP Foundation.

  • Distinguished Applied Practitioner Award - new for 2018
    This award is designated for sport psychology practitioners who demonstrate excellence and longevity in the field of sport psychology. The purpose is to recognize those individuals who are established and thriving within the field of applied sport psychology. Funded by the AASP Foundation.

  • Early Career Practitioner Award - new for 2018
    The award is designated for sport psychology practitioners who have recently entered into the applied field post-graduation. The purpose is to support those early in their career, a time that is often marked by financial instability as well as to recognize the difficulty of starting a new practice. Funded by the AASP Foundation.

  • Sharing Knowledge Award - new for 2018
    This award is given to support a member of AASP who seeks to share knowledge developed in theory, research, and/or practice with another professional organization, such as the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Counseling Association, etc. Funded by the AASP Foundation.

  • Student Award for Excellence in Science Practitioner Endeavorsnew for 2018
    This award will be given to a student who has demonstrated excellence in both the science of applied sport psychology (as evidenced by presentations and/or publications) as well as the practice of applied sport psychology (as evidenced by work in a variety of applied exercise and/or sport settings). Funded by the AASP Foundation.

  • Student/Early Career Professional Award for Science and Practice in Public Health Endeavors - new for 2018
    This award will be given to a student or Early Career Professional (ECP – within two years of receiving her/his doctoral degree) who has demonstrated excellence in both the science of applied sport psychology (as evidenced by presentations and/or publications) as well as the practice of applied sport psychology (as evidenced by work in a variety of applied exercise and/or sport settings) in areas within applied sport psychology relevant to critical public health issues (such as concussions, sedentariness, bullying, social justice, etc.). Funded by the AASP Foundation.