Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

NEED CERTIFICATION IN THE FIELD OF SPORT

Abstract

John E. Mayer

The need for stronger credentialing in the field of sports is
recommended because of the complex issues modern sports face. A brief
overview of the development of professional credentials/licensure is provided
to set the rationale for the need for accreditation in the field of sports. The
research reviewed supports the need for accreditation of both the individual
professionals that serve sports and athletes and the schools and institutions as
well. This research points to the similar developmental path that other
licensed/credentialed professions have followed leading up to their regulation.
Accreditation by the International association is offered as an answer to this
need for certification.

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