Posts Tagged ‘Sports’

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 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

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.

ISPA Professional Spotlight Matt Kruger

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Mr. Kruger is the Senior Vice President of Workers Compensation Services for ATI Physical Therapy, a rapidly growing outpatient rehabilitation provider.   Since his joining ATI in 2000, ATI has grown from 1 location and 6 employees to 90 locations/1200+ employees in 5 states.  Mr. Kruger is the co-developer of ATI’s Trademarked Work Conditioning/Hardening Program – the FIRST Program, which utilizes strength and conditioning expertise, sports psychology, and physical rehabilitation principles. After producing superior clinical results with Workers Compensation clients, Mr. Kruger founded ATI’s dedicated Research and Development Department – which now employs 4 full time professional researchers. The results of the FIRST Program has been published & presented in organizations like NASS, World Spine, Spine Across the Sea, ACOEM, ASES, FASEB, ACSM, and the NSCA.  Mr. Kruger has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences regarding workers compensation services & outcomes, both internationally and in 10 different states.  He has performed approximately 1100 Key Functional Capacity Assessments (FCAs) for case closure and was a FIRST Program Director for over 5 years.  Currently, Mr. Kruger provides clinical training and quality control oversight for all 40 FIRST Programs within ATI Physical Therapy, as well as starting up ATI’s first two (2) Fitness Centers.  He holds a Master’s Degree (M.S.) in Human Performance from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT), USA Weightlifting Club Coach, and a CHEK Level I rehabilitation specialist.

The ISPA for Institutions!

Friday, June 25th, 2010

The International Sports Professionals Association (ISPA) provides accreditation for sports-related programs at academic institutions! Such programs may include, but are not limited to:

  • Athletic Coaching
  • Athletic Therapy/Training
  • Exercise Science
  • Massage Therapy
  • Movement Science
  • Sports Agent
  • Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • Sports Counseling
  • Sport Lawyer
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Media/Broadcast
  • Sports Media/Print Journalism
  • Sport Media/Public Relations
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sport Photographer
  • Therapeutic Recreation

The ISPA is currently in the process of accrediting three (3) sports-related programs for a prominent university in Singapore! This process includes a strenuous review and development of program curriculum, standards, student expectations, faculty, and facilities. Such accreditation yields a great deal of benefits for an institution, including:

  • Added credibility for new or existing programs
  • The creation of a competitive advantage by becoming more desirable to potential students and receiving more favorable reviews
  • A great deal of guidance and development for programs from the ISPA to meet accreditation standards
  • ISPA Student Accreditation for all students enrolled in the ISPA accredited program – an incredible resumé builder for new professionals!
  • Full service publishing and promotion of materials such as sports-related academic works, articles, research, and more through the ISPA and its Affiliates.
  • Strategic advertising and marketing assistance from the ISPA in the promotion of the Institution and its programs/practices throughout the global academic community

If you and/or your institution is interested in ISPA Institutional Accreditation and would like more detailed information on the accreditation process, benefits, qualifications, or other specifics, please contact:

Andrew Teunis

ISPA Director of Business Development

(312) 920-9522

ateunis@theISPA.org

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