Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Mayer’

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 Organizational Membership

Monday, February 14th, 2011

ISPA Organizational Membership

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Set Your Business Apart.

Boost Consumer Confidence.

What is ISPA Organizational Membership? – ETHICS. PASSION. SERVICE. This is the mantra of the ISPA Organizational Membership Program. Proudly displayed on the ISPA Organizational Membership plaque, these are the values that embody an ISPA Organizational Member. As the world’s largest and leading international accreditation body for professionals and academic institutions serving athletes and academic communities, ISPA has been elevating the standards of professional practice in the sporting world for over 20 years. Now, it is ISPA’s our mission to do the same for the organizations that serve it. Through aligning organizations with ISPA, we seek to foster a positive environment for the athletic community and as a result raise the standards of service provide to athletes worldwide. An ISPA Organizational Membership is a cost effective way to gain both domestic and international exposure for your organization. An organization with an ISPA Organizational Membership adds prestige and an added layer of credibility to its operation. ISPA Organizational Members show their commitment to excellence to the public while also benefiting from a multitude of professional benefits for use by the organization itself and its employees.

What professional benefits does an ISPA Organizational Member receive? – In addition to recognition by ISPA as a best practices, elite organization serving the athletic community and alignment with the world’s largest and leading international sports accreditation authority, ISPA Organizational Members also receive the following professional resources, opportunities and benefits:

>> ISPA Organizational Membership plaque for display at facilities
>> A listing in the semiannually published International Journal of Sport and Ethics
>> Opportunity for employees to contribute articles and research to the International Journal of Sport and Ethics
>> Subscription to the International Journal of Sport and Ethics
>> Listing with organization’s logo and linkage on ISPA’s website
>> “Careers In Sports” 3-course CEU training program for all employees of the organization
>> Opportunity to contribute news, special offers and other announcements on the ISPA blog
>> 25% discount on professional and specialty certifications and products through ISPA for all employees
>> Use of ISPA logo and Organizational Membership badge for any and all marketing and strategic outreach purposes
>> worldwide promotion of your organization through ISPA outreach

What is the cost of ISPA Organizational Membership? – ISPA Organizational Membership fees are determined based on the number of full-time employees in the organization. ISPA Organizational Membership starts at $175 per year (or $14.58 per month) for 20 or fewer full-time employees. Fees can be invoiced on an annual or monthly basis. Discounts for 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations are also available (please inquire for rates). Please click here for the full pricing structure of ISPA Organizational Membership.

How do I become an ISPA Organizational Member? – Simply visit www.theISPA.org, scroll over the “ISPA for Organizations” tab, click “Applications” and fill out the short application either online or download it and send it to ISPA Corporate Headquarters in Chicago, IL. Click here to be linked directly to the applications page.

*** SPECIAL OFFER ***

from now until 3/10/11, receive two (2) years of ISPA Organizational Membership for the price of one (1) year! Apply today at www.theISPA.org to take advantage of this offer!


We Challenge YOU to Find A Professional Association That Offers More Value!

For more information on the ISPA Organizational Membership Program,
Please visit the ISPA website at www.theISPA.org

If you have any further questions or would like to speak with an ISPA representative,
please call ISPA at (312) 920-9522 or email us at OrgMember@theispa.org

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

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/



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.

CWcHP off to Great Start!

Monday, August 9th, 2010

The Certified Workers’ Compensation Healthcare Provider (CWcHP) is off to a phenomenal start! The attention we have received has been overwhelming and it only keeps growing. Andrew Teunis (ISPA Director of Business Development) estimates that by the end of 2010 over one thousand individuals will be CWcHP certified. Make sure you gain a competitive edge and get CWcHP certified today. Check out the CWcHP in the news: http://www.rehabpub.com/RMN/2010-07-26_04.asp

Fantastic New Benefit for ISPA Professionals!

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

ISPA has formed an alliance with AuthorHouse to bring Publishing Punch into the Association. Here are the details outlined:

ISPA/NP2 publishing is a subsidy of NogginPower2, Inc. ISPA/NP2 Publishing publishes books, booklets, programs, training materials and other materials that relate to all facets and all levels of sports, health, fitness, nutrition, coaching, training, sports manuals, diet, recreation, and select sports biography, human interest, sports theory, sports ethics, sports literary.

ISPA/NP2 Publishing was established to provide an avenue for sports professionals to publish their works and to have access to the works of other sports professionals. ISPA/NP2 welcomes submissions from all professionals and being a credentialed professional by The International Sports Professionals Association does not guarantee a work will be accepted for publication. Being an ISPA credentialed sports professional and/or provisionally credentialed professional does get priority consideration in the review process.

Please read carefully the submission guidelines listed under the section ‘Submission’ on the ISPA web site:   www.theISPA.org

Benefits and Features in Alliance with AuthorHouse™

A unique partnership in the vanguard of publishing’s future.

Traditional book publishing is undergoing a transformation with electronic publishing and the current global economic conditions. It is more difficult than ever for authors to get their works published. Yet, publishing remains a highly desirable way to advance a professional career for the academic professional as well as for the clinical professional. ISPA is strident in helping professionals build their careers; therefore, this alliance with AuthorHouse Publishing makes publishing accessible, streamlined, and efficient. Authors share with ISPA in the initial risk of publishing accepted works and can choose from a variety of sales and marketing programs to promote their works. Authors retain copyright to their work. Author royalties will vary based on the price and marketability of each book/manual/monograph but are higher than traditional (old school) publishing houses that often range from 3-10%. The following options outline the possibilities of publishing through ISPA and AuthorHouse.

Service:                                                               Shared Cost to Author:

Initial Project Review and Acceptance Decision by ISPA…….………….No Fee.

Complete Book Production Assistance……………………………………$349-$1400

(Depends on graphics and marketing packages built in)

One-On-One Support through Production…………………………………No Fee

Custom Full Color Cover Design and Production………………………….No Fee

Custom Interior Design and Production……………………………………No Fee

ISBN Assignment………………………………………………………….No Fee

Electronic Proof Copy Presented to Author for Approval…………………No Fee

Online Distribution through both ISPA and AuthorHouse…………………No Fee

Professional Marketing Consultation……………………………………….No Fee

Bookstore Availability………………………………………………………No Fee

Complimentary Author Copies……………………………………………..No Fee

E-Book Version……………………………………………………………..No Fee

Inclusion of Images in Book………………………………………………..varies

Personalized Back Cover……………………………………………………varies

Google and Amazon Search Programs through AuthorHouse………………varies

Booksellers Return Program (Desired for bookstore sales)…………………varies

Individualized Sales and Marketing Programs through Authorhouse………varies

Authors who already have published works:

ISPA can act as a sales agent by listing your work on our web site. Our web site receives international traffic and can be highly desirable for your career and your sales. In addition, through our alliance with AuthorHouse Publishing, ISPA and AuthorHouse can serve as a distributor and production resource for those professionals who have self-published or retain copyright to their work. Production is on an ‘on-demand’ basis. Costs for such services are determined based on each individual project presented to ISPA. Authors interested in such services must have their work approved through the ISPA editorial

CWcHP Special offer extended extended until end of July!

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Purchase the study guide for the The National Certification Examination For Workers’ Compensation Healthcare Providers (CWcHP) and receive $10.00 off your purchase of the exam. This special offer is only good for the month of July.

The purpose of this certification (CWcHP – Certified Workers’ Compensation Healthcare Provider) is to establish a standard of knowledge and care for Healthcare Professionals treating patients on workers’ compensation programs. This certification is designed to help Workers’ Compensation Healthcare Professionals stand out from others in their field by acknowledging their accomplishments and expertise in regard to rehabilitating injured workers.

ISPA Now more than Ever

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

In these turbulent economic times it is important to make sure you are doing everything you can to standout from the other professionals working in your field. Many organizations are facing tough decisions and are being forced to layoff their employees. Individuals with the least credentials will come under the most scrutiny when it comes time for a company to decide whom to layoff. By being credentialed by The International Sports Professionals Association you are reinforcing how serious you are about your career. An ISPA credential helps protect your passion!

Individuals seeking help from sports professionals are going to have less money available for services and as such will be skeptical when seeking out professional help. Having an ISPA credential will help bolster the public’s confidence in your services and assure them that they made the right decision in spending their hard earned money. An ISPA credential turns skepticism into confidence.