Distinguished Contributions to Exercise and Sport Psychology in the Public Interest

This award recognizes individuals who have made distinguished contributions to the Public Interest which advance exercise and sport psychology as a science and/or profession. Award criteria include the identification of and/or solution for significant social problems, unusual initiatives, or dedication in activities which meet client or community needs in exercise and sport psychology.


To be considered for the award, the individual must be a current member of Div. 47.

How To Apply

  • A letter of nomination outlining specific contributions,

  • a current vita, and

  • the names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers of three sport psychologists familiar with the nominee’s work.

This must be sent to the Past-President who chairs the Awards Committee. All nominations must be received by December 31st of the year before the award is presented.

Past Recipients

2014: Mary Wilfert
2010: Ray Fowler, PhD
2006: Judy Van Raalte, PhD
2002: Carole Ogelsby, PhD