Sport and Performance Psychology Division

$28 / year



How can one’s faith facilitate performance? The AACC Sport and Performance Psychology (SPP) Division is designed for professionals embracing the fast-growing field that addresses mental health within performance arenas. Whether on the field, court, team room, or board room, the demand is high for educated and experienced Christian mental health professionals in the applied area of sport and performance. The Division’s goal is to educate individuals on the current mental health challenges impacting sports and performance through attention to best practices and applications centered around a faith-based approach. The Sport and Performance Psychology Division will focus on equipping coaches, athletes, athletic leaders, pastors, and professionals looking to expand their cognitive performance skillset with a distinctly Christian perspective. 


Division Objectives:  

Members within this Division will be provided opportunities to: 

  • Examine sport and performance psychology consulting principles and applications 
  • Explore the opportunities sport and performance psychology professionals have in addressing and assisting with mental health 
  • Identify and discuss core concepts related to the field of sport and performance psychology 
  • Integrate faith and values in the practical application of sport and performance psychology 


Division Focus:  

  • Faith-based Sport and Performance Psychology Continuing Education  
  • Sport and Performance Psychology Applications  
  • Mental Health in the Performance Arena  


Division Leader: 

Ed Garrett, Psy.D., BMHC, CH-C  


Member Benefits:  

  • Divisional podcasts with SPP leaders in the field  
  • Semi-annual eNewsletters on SPP developments and practices  
  • Networking opportunities at Divisional Mixers at each AACC conference 
  • Discounts on specialized resources and services   
  • Access to Sport and Performance Psychology specific certifications   

Who Should Join:  

  • Sport and Performance Psychologists
  • Coaches  
  • Directors of Athletics  
  • Youth Sports Leaders  
  • Sports Ministry Directors  
  • Licensed Mental Health Professionals  
  • Athletes 
  • Individuals who Perform