Early Career Professional Award

This award honors an individual who has made substantial contributions to sport, exercise or performance psychology.

Sponsor: Division 47


The recipient of the award will be formally recognized by the society at the annual APA Convention in the year the award is received. The society will cover the recipient’s cost of registration for the convention and provide an honorarium of $250.


The recipient must be a current member of Div. 47 and have received his or her degree no more than ten years prior to the award decision.

How to Apply

Nominations must include the completed APA Div. 47 ECP Award Biographical Sketch form (PDF, 19KB) and a letter of nomination noting the impact of the nominee's contribution to either the science or practice of sport, exercise or performance psychology generally and the his or her involvement in Div. 47 specifically. For self-nominations, which are encouraged, one additional letter of support is required.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted and they must be sent to the past president of Div. 47. Nominations must be received by December 31 of the year before the award is presented.

Deadline: December 31

Past Recipients


Jessica Bartley, PsyD


Laura Hayden, EdD


Nick Galli, PhD


David Fletcher, PhD


Amanda Visek, PhD


Mark Aoyagi, PhD

Date created: 2012