Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Exercise and Sport Psychology

This award recognizes a sport psychologist or training program that over time has consistently provided significant contributions to education and training in Exercise and Sport Psychology.


Sponsor: Division 47


The Awards Committee will consider a wide range of individuals with differing accomplishments, including those who make traditional contributions, provide innovations, or who are involved in developmental phases of programs that influence education and training. Criteria for the award include:

  • Influence on educating and training students
  • Important research on education or training
  • Development of effective materials for instruction
  • Establishment of workshops, conferences, or networks of communication for education and training
  • Achievement and leadership in administration that facilitate education and training
  • Activity in professional organizations that promote excellence

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

How to Apply

To be considered for the award, the individual must:

  • Be a current member of Div. 47.

  • Include a letter of nomination outlining specific and consistently excellent contributions.

  • Include a current vita.

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

This must be sent to past president who chairs the Awards Committee. All nominations must be received by Dec. 31 of the year before the award is presented.

Past Recipients


Trent Petrie, PhD


Sport and Exercise Psychology Program at West Virginia University


Edward Etzel, EdD


Michael Sachs, PhD


Dan Gould, PhD

Date created: 2015