Education Committee

The purpose of the APA Division 47 Education Committee is to educate students, professionals and the public in a variety of sport psychology issues including how to become active in the Division, how to become trained in sport psychology, the basic elements that should be included in curricula for graduate training in sport psychology, and appropriate post-doctoral training in the field.

The Committee's Goals are:

  • To function as the contact for students and professionals who wish to obtain further information on education and training opportunities in sport psychology.

  • To establish continuing education courses, clinics, and workshops at the APA Convention as well as in other professional settings. To review sport psychology-related graduate program curricula and recommend ideal guidelines for such programs.

  • To coordinate with APA Division 2 (Teaching) on guidelines for teaching sport psychology and using sport psychology examples in psychology classes.

  • Generate nominations for the “Distinguished Contribution to Education and Training Award” (first given in 2001 and given every 4 years).

  • Be cognizant of the initiatives of the APA Education Directorate and liaison with directorate. Attend annual Education Leadership Conference (or send representative) held in September in Washington, DC (paid for by APA). In addition, attend (or send representative) the Education Directorate meeting held during the annual APA convention.

  • Review all APA Division 47 published materials to suggest revisions and updates.
    Submit a report on the committee’s activities to the Newsletter Editor for publication in the Fall Newsletter.

  • Liaison with the Certification Committee.

  • Offer programming and information to regional psychological organizations and APAGS.


Bruce Klonsky, PhD
Psychology Department
W357 Thompson Hall
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Telephone: (716) 673-3129