AASP Publishes Compensation Report for Mental Performance Work

The Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) recently released a 2020 compensation report for mental performance work that outlines job details such as median gross annual income, median compensation by work setting, credential statistics and more. View the full infographic here.

“What’s exciting about these figures is that they not only indicate how satisfied professionals are with their career choice, but also the growing and changing nature of the field,” said Dr. Sarah Castillo, UWS sport and performance psychology program director. “As incomes rise in traditional performance arenas, so do the number of performance arenas in which consultants are working. UWS graduates have a unique opportunity to contribute to high-quality sport and performance consulting, which inspires continued growth and opportunities.”

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In addition to the AASP infographic, there is a video presentation entitled “Job Opportunities and Compensation for Mental Performance Work: A Comprehensive Review (2014-2019)” that goes into more detail about the profession as a whole.

Learn more about the UWS SPP programs:

Using positive and applied sport psychology, our sport and performance psychology programs train students in motivation, performance enhancement and the ability to maximize human potential. The SPP programs offered include: Master of Science (MS), Doctorate of Education (EdD), and a graduate certificate. These options allow students to meet their specific career goals and educational needs.

The integration of sport psychology and counseling within the curriculum offers graduates a broader professional scope of practice and a deeper engagement in the field. The counseling coursework is an essential aspect of the training needed to become a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC®) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Learn more about the program and request information.

About AASP:

AASP is the premier association that ensures every performer has the resources to strengthen their inner edge through the advancement and application of excellence in mental performance and mental health. To do that we cultivate an inclusive field of Certified Mental Performance Consultants® (CMPC), licensed mental health professionals, educators, and researchers. Because when we research, train, and serve performers’ complete mental needs, we elevate their ability to perform and thrive.

Certification as a CMPC® demonstrates to clients, employers, colleagues, and the public at large that an individual has met the highest standards of professional practice, including completing a combination of educational and work requirements, successfully passing a certification exam, agreeing to adhere to ethical principles and standards, and committing to ongoing professional development. The CMPC® certification program is also accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).