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ISPA Sponsors Conference Hosted By St. Norbert College & the Green Bay Packers

Monday, April 9th, 2012

The International Sports Professionals Association (ISPA) is proud to announce its sponsorship of the conference jointly hosted by St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers, “A Mirror of Our Culture: Sport & Society in America”!

This exciting conference will be held from May 22 through May 24 in Green Bay, Wisconsin! This conference is a distinctive, intimate and affordable three-day event that provides opportunities for sports academics and professionals working in sports-related fields to network and share their expertise about American sports. Registration is now open through April 20, 2012!

The conference features Keynotes and Speakers including MLB Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, ESPN Executive Chairman George Bodenheimer, Milwaukee Brewers VP and General Counsel Marti Wronski and Packers play-by-play announcer Wayne Larrivee! ISPA executives will also be speaking at this event!

To register, learn more about the conference or see a schedule of events, please visit www.snc.edu/sportandsociety today!

NFL Lockout Looming

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The NFL “Collective Bargaining Agreement” (CBA) is set to expire, Thursday at 11:59. Numerous sources are indicating that a lockout is almost certain. The International Sports Professionals Association is interested in how the lockout will affect professionals whom work with athletes. Sports Professionals, if there is no NFL this upcoming season do you anticipate your business to be effected? Please respond to this blog with your comments.

ISPA Journal of Sports and Ethics

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

The International Sports Professionals Association is pleased to announce the launch of the electronic version of the ISPA Journal of Sports and Ethics. We are very excited to share with you this wealth of knowledge from our Credentialed Professionals. You will find this journal to be an exciting blend of articles based on research, qualitative method and commentary. ISPA always prides itself on being a trendsetter and the ISPA Journal is no exception. Nowhere will you find a journal with such diversity. Throughout the journal both the expertise and passion of our Credentialed Professionals will be evident. To order the online edition please click the following link: ISPA Journal of Sports & Ethics . Please note hard copies will be available for purchase in April.

ISPA Organizational Membership

Monday, February 14th, 2011

CWcHP #3 News Story of 2010

Friday, January 7th, 2011

According to a recent article published by ADVANCE for Physical Therapy Practitioners®, the feature on the Certified Workers’ Compensation Healthcare Provider credential entitled “Should you take the CWcHP Exam” (published on September 20 2010) ranked third on its list of the top 10 news stories of 2010. The article features interviews of ISPA Director of Business Development, Andrew Teunis, and provides a detailed objective overview of the certification’s development, components and the current issues it aims to address.

The original article can be read by clicking here.

If you interested in learning more about the CWcHP Certification, please visit the ISPA website at www.theISPA.org

National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

We recently returned from the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo in Las Vegas. It was a pleasure meeting so many great people. We were really blown away by the wealth of knowledge we encountered. An estimated 3,000 people attended the conference! This was a tremendous opportunity for ISPA to raise awareness not only about the CWcHP Exam, but also for the organization as a whole. We look forward to seeing you at the next convention!

ISPA to Attend exciting Workers Comp Expo!

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Date: November 10, 2010

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Now in its 19th year, the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo remains the nation’s leading event for anyone involved in the workers’ comp and disability management industries.

The full conference officially kicks off Wednesday, November 10, with an opening keynote followed by 2-1/2 days packed more than 30, topic-oriented breakout sessions.
The Expo portion of the conference brings more than 250 exhibitors together under one roof for 2 full days to display and answer questions about their products and services relevant to the workers’ comp and disability management industries. The Expo provides an additional venue for you to gather knowledge to take home plus numerous opportunities to network with your peers. For more information please visit: http://www.wcconference.com/



Alberto Contador: What’s the Beef?

Friday, October 1st, 2010

In another blemish on the face of pro cycling, Alberto Contador, three time Tour de France winner, has been suspended from cycling for suspicion of taking a banned substance. This allegation is based on small amounts of the steroid Clenbuterol that were found in Contador’s blood. Along with this allegation the French publication L’Equipe is now reporting that traces of plastic, that are used in transfusions bags, have also been found in Contador’s blood. Both claims are still under investigation, however, based on the finding of Clenbuterol in Contador’s blood he will be suspended until further notice.

Contador is claiming that the Clenbuterol found in his blood was due to tainted steak he consumed during the 2010 Tour de France. Some experts have concurred that this is a plausible story, noting that occasionally cows are injected with Clenbuterol. However, others have noted that the likelihood that the Clenbuterol in steak would have survived the cooking process and then survived in Contador’s system is unlikely. It seems very suspicious that Contador is able to pinpoint the cause of Clenbuterol being in his blood so quickly. When pro cyclist Floyd Landis (self admitted blood doper) was accused of blood doping, he immediately put fourth numerous, some very compelling, explanations that lead to the negative test results. It is hard not to be skeptical of Contador when many individuals before him were initially so convincing of their innocence, but eventually would be proven guilty. I hope Alberto Contador is innocent not only for his sake but for the sake of cycling.

Regardless of the outcome, this story it is yet another blow for the already reeling sport of cycling. Another champion has the cloud of drugs hanging over him. With all the clouds hovering over the sport of cycling it is becoming hard to see the stars.

Justin Mayer

Executive Director-ISPA

CWcHP Featured in ‘Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners’

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

The National Certification Examination for Workers’ Compensation Healthcare Providers: An Evidence-Based Approach (CWcHP)™, originally developed by the International Sports Professionals Association – ISPA™ in June of 2010, was just featured in Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners® on September 20, 2010! This article, entitled “Should you take the CWcHP Exam?”, features a great overview of the certification’s content, purpose and history as well as the current issues it aims to address. The full article can be read by visiting the following link:

http://occupational-therapy.advanceweb.com/News/Daily-News-Watch/Should-You-Take-the-CWcHP-Exam.aspx

PSB Academy Obtains ISPA Academic Accreditation

Friday, September 10th, 2010

PSB Academy, an esteemed academic institution in Singapore, has recently obtained Academic Accreditation from the International Sports Professionals Association for three new sports-related programs being offered at the beginning of 2011! The ISPA is very proud to include PSB Academy as one of its accredited institutions, and is looking forward to assisting in the growth and development these new programs. These three degree programs include:

There will be four intakes, beginning in January 2011, and the programs aim to reward students with international recognition and exciting career prospects in sport, exercise and leisure management.

Said Dr Susie Khoo, acting senior vice-president of PSB Academy,”Students will develop a sound knowledge of sports administration, physical fitness and wellness, bio-mechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition and sports psychology so that they are well-equipped for their careers as this industry takes off.”

For over 40 years, PSB Academy has been successfully providing students with diverse opportunities to be keen learners. Besides focusing on academic excellence, PSB Academy teaches students essential skills to meet life’s challenges effectively and thus scale new heights in their chosen paths.

Click here to learn more about PSB Academy.