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Current Student Initiatives

Science and Practice Initiative (SPI)

Combining what was previously known as the Best Practices in Research Initiative and Best Practices in Consulting Initiative, delegates will be working closely with the Science to Practice Committee and continuing previous work from these initiatives. The mission of SPI will be developed in conjunction with the student representatives and delegates in 2020. To learn more about or become involved with the SPI, please contact Travis Scheadler, Tom Gretton, or Carly Wahl.

Social Connections Initiative (SCI)

Combining what was previously known as the Young Writer’s Corner and Website and Social Media Initiative, delegates will be working closely with the Web Presence Committee and Newsletter Committee. The mission of SCI will be developed in conjunction with the student representatives and delegates in 2020. To learn more about or become involved with the SCI, please contact Dhruv Raman.

Conference Planning Initiative (CPI)

Combining what was previously known as the Student Challenge Initiative, Graduate Information Fair, and Student Conference Volunteers, delegates will be working closely with the Conference Planning Committee to help facilitate a successful AASP Conference. The mission of CPI will be developed in conjunction with the student representatives and delegates in 2020. To learn more about or become involved with the CPI, please contact Kim Tolentino or Maji Shaikh.

Social Justice Initiative (SJI)

The SJI holds the values of inclusivity, equity, and empowerment. SJI commits itself to:

  • Celebrate and highlight the diversity and inclusivity among AASP members
  • Adopt and use social justice ideals of equity within the populations they work in an effort to make individuals feel welcomed, valued, and heard
  • Implement social justice ideals throughout the research process including recruitment, surveying, and the dissemination of scholarship
  • Promote social justice activities that foster and promote diversity and inclusion among the members of the association

To learn more about social justice, diversity, and equity in applied sport psychology, please check out our growing list of resources. The Social Justice Initiative works closely with the AASP Diversity Committee. To learn more about or become involved with this initiative, please contact Tess Palmateer or Gagandeep Singh.

Undergraduate Connections Initiative (UCI)

Combining what was previously known as the Undergraduate Connections and Mentorship Match Program, delegates will be working closely with the Student Development Committee and continuing previous work from these initiatives. The mission of UCI will be developed in conjunction with the student representatives and delegates in 2020. To learn more about or become involved with the UCI, please contact Farhan Shaikh or Jeffrey Grimes.

ARCHIVED INITIATIVES

Best Practices in Research (BPR)

Best Practices for Research (BPR) is a resource to help guide future research in sport psychology. BPR provides AASP student members with effective strategies for conducting and understanding best research practices. BPR informs readers of common obstacles and pitfalls that sports researchers face, offers general guidelines for overcoming and preventing them, and details the steps needed for a successful research project. BPR is created and updated by AASP student members.

**Note: BPR encourages your ideas, suggestions, and contributions.


Best Practices in Consulting (BPC)

The mission of the BPC initiative is to develop awareness of the best practices in applied sport and exercise psychology consulting to help students and professionals deepen their own professional development. Through interviews with professionals and additional research, student members of this initiative work together to synthesize their findings towards the creation and distribution of educational materials.