Friday, January 5, 2024

New website domain

For more information on the social justice through sport and exercise psychology symposium, please visit our new website:

Friday, January 27, 2023

SJSEP Symposium 2023 Registration, Travel Information and Conference Program

SJSEP Symposium 2023 Registration and Lodging/Travel Information

Location: Springfield College

Keynote Speaker: This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Stephany Coakley. Dr. Coakley is the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Mental Health, Wellness and Performance at Temple University. She is a certified mental performance consultant and licensed professional counselor with a doctorate in exercise and sport science with a concentration in sports psychology. Before coming to Temple University in 2017, Dr. Coakley worked as a certified mental performance consultant with Maximum Mental Training Associates in Washington, D.C., coordinating mental health and wellness services for college student-athletes, Olympians and professionals.

Conference Program and Schedule

See the full conference program including the list of presenters along with a description of session abstracts.


Click the registration link to register for the symposium.

To submit an abstract for review, see the post below with important submission information. The deadline to submit is February 10th 2023.

Location and Parking

Symposium presentations and workshops will take place in the Dodge Room in the Flynn Campus Union on Springfield College’s main campus. The Flynn Campus Union is building #40 on the campus map and is located at 263 Alden St, Springfield, MA 01109.

The social on Thursday evening is at the Stitzer Welcome Center (Admissions). This building is labelled #28 and located at 265 Alden St #321, Springfield, MA.

If you are driving to campus, we recommend you park your car in Lot 5, 9 or 15 on Thursday/Friday. You can park in Lot 4 on Saturday. We will have signs and community members to help direct folks too.

Travel and Hotel/Lodging Information for Springfield College

  • Here is the reservation link to reserve a hotel room at Hilton Garden Inn (Springfield MA) through our symposium's hotel block.
  • Here is the campus link on how to get to Springfield College for directions to campus: 
  • Hartford Bradley is the best airport to fly into. It is a 30-minute drive from the hotel as well as being near a number of restaurants. 
  • For transportation to/from the airport, taxis/uber/lyft can be used out of Bradley. 
    We encourage folks who need transportation from the hotel to campus to caravan with others who might be driving or to use Lyft/Uber. If you are having trouble finding transportation, feel free to reach out to Jill or Liz:
      • Jill Kochanek at or call at 412-897-5748
      • Liz Mullin at or call at 774-276-1444


    • In order to connect to wireless internet while on campus, you will need to select the Network “SC-Events”. From there, you will be presented with options to connect your device(s).

    Thursday, October 13, 2022

    Social Justice through Sport and Exercise Psychology: Call for Abstracts Symposium 2023

     Social Justice through Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium


    Deadline: February 10, 2023, 11:59pm (EST)

    Springfield College, Springfield, MA

    Thursday March 23 - Saturday March 25, 2023

    Symposium Purpose: Our aim is to bring together sport and exercise psychology researchers and practitioners whose work focuses on social justice and praxis, marginalized communities, participants lacking scholarly attention, or that falls outside the positivist mainstream of sport psychology. A main purpose of this symposium is to bring together people passionate about these issues so that we can share our work as well as support and encourage each other. The symposium structure will encourage interaction and dialogue so that we may discuss professional issues as well as our research and practice. Although the focus is on sport and exercise psychology, we welcome submissions from scholars and practitioners from related disciplines.

    The Symposium will consist of sport and exercise psychology research and praxis presentations as individual presentations and symposia. All presentations should clearly relate to the overall topic of social justice. Presentations must be original work, including theoretical or conceptual topics, reviews of literature, praxis or professional practice, creative teaching practices, and/or policy. Individuals are limited to two submissions.

    Individual presentations will be presented by one person (can be co-authored) and will be 20 minutes in length. Upon acceptance, they will be grouped into sessions with 3-4 presentations followed by ample time for discussion.

    Symposia or Workshops will be presented by 2-4 individuals and will be 60 minutes in length followed by approximately 30 minutes of discussion. 

    Abstracts will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Connection to theory, fit with the purpose of the symposium, novel approaches, and clarity of writing.

    Submission Procedures (NOTE: abstracts not conforming to these guidelines will be returned to the lead author):

    1. Provide type of submission (individual, symposia, workshop)

    2. The length of the abstract is a maximum of 350 words

    3. Use Times Roman 12-point font, 1-inch margins, left justified

    4. Place the title on the top line in bold, capitalizing ONLY the first letter of each word. On the next line, list the corresponding (lead) authors’ first and last name, affiliation, and email address. On separate lines below that (single-spaced), list each additional author by name and affiliation. Double space and then add the abstract, which must be single-spaced.

    5. Format abstract consistent with APA Publication Manual 7th edition.

    6. E-mail abstract to Vikki Krane: Please send as a docx or pdf.

    Submission of an abstract indicates that if your proposal is accepted, you will attend the symposium and pay the registration fee.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, February 10, 2023, 11:59pm (EST)

    Wednesday, August 17, 2022

    Save the Date - 2023 Symposium

     Please mark your calendars and save the date:


    2023 Social Justice through Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium



    March 23 - 25, 2023


    Springfield College, Springfield Massachusetts


    Additional information will be posted on our website as it becomes available:

    Wednesday, March 9, 2022

    SJSEP Virtual Conference 2022 - Zoom Registration Information and Full Conference Program

    Hello SJSEP Community,

    Below are links for registering for our 2022 virtual conference. You must register for each day. 

    To register for Wednesday:

    To register for Thursday, March 31st:

    To register for Friday, April 1st:

    You can access the full conference program along with the list of presenters and full description of session abstracts.

    Note: The organizing committee has decided not record sessions in order to prioritize open conversation among participants and maintain our safe space virtually. 

    Wednesday, February 23, 2022

    Social Justice through Sport and Exercise Psychology - 2022 Virtual Conference Schedule

    Social Justice through Sport and Exercise Psychology

    2022 Virtual Conference Schedule


    *all times are Eastern Time

    * full program, registration, and zoom access will posted soon


    Wednesday March 30

    10:30-11:00     Welcome

    11:00-12:30     Trans Inclusion Panel

    1:30-2:30         Athlete Activism

    2:45-3:45         Activism: Historical Perspectives

    4:00-5:00         Inclusion & Accessibility in Sport & Physical Activity

    5:00-6:00         Virtual Happy Hour Gathering


    Thursday March 31

    10:00-11:00     Virtual Coffee & Conversation

    11:00-12:30     KEYNOTE: Sharon Couch

    1:30-2:30         Teaching Social Justice

    2:45-4:45         Teaching Workshop

    4:00-5:00         Activism & Praxis


    Friday April 1

    10:00-11:00     Virtual Coffee & Conversation

    11:00-12:00     Community-Based Participatory Research of Social Justice

    12:15-1:15       Social Justice Youth Development

    2:00-3:30         Identity & Justice

    3:45-4:45         Mitigating Sexual Misconduct

    5:00-6:00         Wrap-up, Evaluation, & Conversation

    Tuesday, January 25, 2022

    2022 SJSEP Conference Update - We are going virtual and value your input!

    Social Justice Through Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium (SJSEP) community:

    Challenging times call for wildly creative solutions!

    Like other groups who have conferences or symposiums scheduled for this spring, we have been monitoring the ever-changing COVID-19 conditions and discussing what format to hold the scheduled March 2022 SJSEP Symposium in. 

    Although we have dearly missed being together in person for over two years now, we recognize that hosting an in-person social justice conference may not be in our SJSEP community’s best interest for a variety of reasons (i.e., different groups have different access to vaccines and boosters, to mask mandates, to health care, to funding streams for travel, etc.).

    Therefore, since our #1 priority is the health and safety of our SJSEP community, we have decided to move from an in-person meeting to a virtual one for this Spring, 2022. 

    We’d like to make the conference registration free and available to as many people around the globe as we can.  

    So, we need your input regarding what kind of global virtual format you’d like to be a part of! Please respond no later than Feb. 7th