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.


Sponsor: Division 47


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.

  • 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 Dec. 31 of the year before the award is presented.

Past Recipients


Lindsey Blom, EdD


Mary Wilfert


Ray Fowler, PhD


Judy Van Raalte, PhD


Carole Ogelsby, PhD