Ball State University is hosting

Midwest Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium

February 17 & 18, 2023

As sport, exercise, and performance psychology (SEPP) professionals, we understand perhaps better than anyone else the importance of teamwork. By partnering with like-minded individuals, experts in other fields, and those who will push us to be our best by getting us outside of our comfort zone, the opportunity for growth, discovery, and learning is essentially boundless. Here at Ball State, we highlight the advantage of teaming up with other professionals to extend the realm of SEPP beyond just that of sport, exercise, and performance. Thus, the theme for MSEPS 2023 is: “Sport Psychology & _____”. The blank is up to you to fill in, however you feel SEPP may be beneficial or whatever road it may lead you down. It could be

“SEPP & social justice”, “SEPP & counseling”, “SEPP & business”, or what you think may entail teamwork in the realm of SEPP. We hope to expand the knowledge of this field beyond just that of the athletic setting, so we are excited to introduce this theme to you and hear which direction you see SEPP headed in next!

Welcome remarks and keynote speaker to begin around 6 pm at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie (401 S High Street) with poster presentations, dinner, and student social. Activities on Saturday will begin at 8 am at the Ball State Alumni Center (2800 W Bethel Ave) and will continue through closing remarks at 3 pm. Dinner will be offered on Friday, along with breakfast and lunch on Saturday. The 2-day conference will include a keynote session, oral presentations, round table sessions, a poster session, and opportunities to connect with other students and professionals. See our tentative schedule below. Official conference schedules will be uploaded in early February. 

Overview of Activities

Poster and oral presentations: Students are encouraged to submit a proposed, in progress, or completed research project of their own individual work or collaborative work with faculty. This is an excellent opportunity for students to practice presenting and receive feedback on their research.

Round tables: Join us as we hear from professionals in different fields on how they incorporate sport psychology into their research and applied practice. This is your opportunity to ask questions and learn from their expertise.

Mindfulness and Movement Session: We believe in practicing what we preach. Join us as we center ourselves in the present moment and find light movement prior to breakfast. This is a BSU student-led mindfulness and movement session where we will guide you through a mindfulness activity and light movement.

Meet the Keynote!

Jen Schumacher is the Mental Performance Consultant for the Northwestern University Football team, providing integrated mental performances services throughout the organization. Dr. Schumacher brings well over a decade of experience coaching elite and professional athletes, West Point cadets, special forces officers, marathon swimmers, and Fortune 100 executives on the mental game.

Abstract Submission Form

Submit your abstract by completing this form

For any questions, email us at: mseps2023@bsu.edu

Submissions DUE: Friday, January 20, 2023 11:59pm
Abstract notifications will be sent by January 27, 2023. 

Registration Information

Register for the 2023 Midwest Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium. Registration fees cover the cost of Friday’s dinner, Saturday’s continental breakfast and lunch, and a swag bag! For any questions, email us at: mseps2023@bsu.edu

You can register by completing this form.

Note:   

Late registration fee is an additional $10 after February 3rd.  After February 3rd, your meal will no longer be guaranteed.

Lodging and Travel 

  • Hotels
    • Courtyard by Marriott (Horizon Convention Center) 601 S High St. Muncie, IN 47305
    • Hampton Inn & Suites Muncie 4220 W Bethel Ave, Muncie, IN 47304 (765) 288-8500
    • Quality Inn and Suites 3400 N. Everbrook Lane Muncie, IN 47304
  • Airport
    • Indianapolis International Airport – 58 miles from BSU
    • Dayton International Airport – 80 miles from BSU

Sponsor Us!  

  • Platinum Package ($1000)
    • Ball State Gift Basket!
    • Name or company's name & logo on our website with links to main site
    • Logo will be displayed on banner during MSEPS
    • Slide dedicated to name or company name will be displayed in slideshow
    • Name or company's name on MSEPS program as "Platinum Sponsor"
  • Gold Package ($500)
    • Name or company’s name & logo on our website with links to main site
    • Logo will be displayed on banner during MSEPS
    • Slide dedicated to name or company name will be displayed in slideshow
    • Name or company’s name on MSEPS program as “Gold Sponsor" 
  • Silver Package ($250)
    • Name or company’s name & logo on our website with links to main site
    • Slide dedicated to name or company name will be displayed in slideshow
    • Name or company’s name on MSEPS program as “Silver Sponsor”
  • Bronze Package ($100)
    • Name or company’s name on MSEPS program as “Bronze Sponsor"
    • Slide dedicated to name or company name.  They will be displayed in slide show.
  • In-Kind Donations
    • Thank you Notes

Sponsor us by completing this form.

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