In This Issue

Student representatives column

Student programming at the convention, social media and the division, and student opportunities for service

By Justine Chatterton, MS, and Michelle McAlarnen

Hello Division 47 Students. We are excited for the opportunity to connect with students who are interested in sport and exercise psychology.

As your student representatives to the Division 47 Executive Committee we would like to reach out to students and encourage you to get involved with the division. Please contact Justine or Michelle with any questions or comments about the information in this letter or anything regarding the division.

At this year’s APA convention, Division 47 hosted some exciting student programming. During speed mentoring students were given the opportunity to sit down with professionals in the field to ask questions and get advice about a career in sport and exercise psychology. A big thanks to our speed mentors – Dr. Doug Hankes, Dr. Mark Aoyagi, Dr. Jennifer Carter, and Dr. Rick McGuire – for making this event a success and a continued student favorite! Students also participated in the annual Ray’s Race 5K, which is hosted by Division 47. In addition to these events, the convention was a great place to meet other students and professionals and get up to date on current issues in sport and exercise psychology. We hope to see you next year in Hawai'i!

Many of the Division 47 committees (e.g. Science, Education, Membership, Practice, and Public Interest) are looking for students to serve on them. If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact the committee chair. This is a great way to get involved, contribute, and meet professionals in the field.

Division 47 has recently branched out into the world of social media, which is another great opportunity for students to get involved. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Headlines from the field of exercise and sport psychology are posted regularly and this is a great way to interact with other students and professionals alike.

Division 47 student reps have been working with the student reps from the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) to collaborate to better serve you, the future of sport and exercise psychology. Currently, we are working on creating a list of internship sites that offer training opportunities in sport and exercise psychology. When the list is complete, you will be able to access it on the Division 47 website.

There are many great ways to take advantage of, and get involved in, Division 47. Students are encouraged to apply for the student dissertation award, serve as a student member on a Division 47 committee, attend the annual APA convention, and/or become a student editorial reviewer for the new Division 47 journal Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology. We are excited about these opportunities and encourage you to contact us with questions and interest. We look forward to your involvement in Division 47 and are here to support you in navigating your professional development in exercise and sport psychology. Please email us to get more involved.

Sincerely, Justine and Michelle