Posts Tagged ‘ISPA/NP2 Publications’

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 Publishing!

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

The International Sports Professionals Association is actively seeking works to publish. See below for information on how to submit your work.


Instructions for Authors

You can send your complete finished work instead of the sample indicated below, but regardless of how much material you send we need the other sections of a complete proposal submitted.
We accept electronic (preferred) and paper submissions.

Note: Submitting material to ISPA/NP2 PUBLISHING does not assume a relationship or obligation between ISPA/NP2 PUBLISHING and the author(s). ISPA/NP2 PUBLISHING assumes no obligation to review submitted work if said work does not fit the mission, the quality, the ethics, or the potential of products published by ISPA/NP2 PUBLISHING.
Works in all forms will not be returned to the authors unless accompanied by a SASE!

Submission Format

Please include the following:


Market for Product
What is the Primary Target Audience for the Book/Material?

Promotional Plan
What is the author’s contribution and plan for promoting their work?

Outline of Project/Table of Contents

Book Statistics
Estimated page count, number of illustrations or Photographs, if any, estimated completion date, if not finished .

Competitive Title Information
A detailed analysis of what books on your proposed subject are already in bookstores, plus a 2-3 sentence description that differentiates your book from what has already been published.

About the Author(s)
Who are you and why will people read what you write? “What is your platform?”

Sample Chapter/Sample
You may submit the complete work.

Please send electronic submissions to Justin Mayer:

Please mail submissions to The International Sports Professionals Association 55 East Washington St. Floor 38 Chicago, IL 60602

Medications and Obesity

Monday, May 18th, 2009

American Academy of Pediatrics Decision to Medicate Obese Children Sends a Dangerous Message


Chicago, IL—April 20, 2009—  John E. Mayer, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and leading researcher, lecturer and writer on family issues and family health, challenges the decision that pediatricians medicate children as young as 8 years old with cholesterol medication to prevent later heart disease.

Dr. Mayer, who is also the President of the International Sports Professionals Association (ISPA)feels that this decision will set back efforts to change the lifestyle of families and young people.

“It sends the wrong message on establishing a healthy lifestyle. The vast majority of obesity problems in young people can be corrected with changes in diet and exercise. Pediatricians should write prescriptions for better diets and circumscribed amounts of exercise every week, rather than picking up the prescription pad so quickly for a drug. Further, these drugs have only been around since the mid-1980’s, we are not sure what long-term effect they will have on kids taking them at such an early age. When we have good alternatives (Lifestyle changes) why turn to drugs with such a knee-jerk reaction, we need to look at the long-term ramifications. Remember how benign we thought cocaine was when it hit the scene? Speaking of drug abuse, advocating a medication mind-set just keeps kids growing up in a society where pills are the wonderful cure-all for all our problems.”

Dr. Mayer’s soon to be released book, Family Fit, provides parents with formulas they can follow in leading a healthy lifestyle. This book will be published by ISPA/NP2-Publications, a division of ISPA.