Message from the Director

Dr. Trent PetrieWelcome to the UNT Center for Sport Psychology and Performance Excellence website. I appreciate you taking this opportunity to learn more about our Center and the work we do at the university and in the community. The Center for Sport Psychology is a national leader in (a) providing services to athletes, coaches and teams, (b) educating future sport psychologists as well as current coaches and sport administrators, (c) conducting research with exercisers and sport participants, and (d) working with the community, such as youth sport programs, to make sport a more enjoyable and meaningful...

Center News

CENTER ASSISTANT DIRECTOR GAINS CERTIFICATION

Dr. Matt Atkins, Assistant Director of the Center, was certified as a sport consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.  Becoming certified is a significant accomplishment and signifies his expertise in the area of sport... (read more)

CENTER DIRECTOR AND COLLEAGUES ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTED BY THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

Drs. Trent Petrie and Robert Harmison, alum of the Center, and doctoral student Jay Deiters had their study on mental toughness and athletic injury published in the journal Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology.  Their work is... (read more)

CENTER NAMED IN APA ARTICLE ABOUT 'HOT CAREERS' IN SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

The American Psychological Association’s article on careers in sport psychology has recognized UNT’s Center for Sport Psychology as an ideal training environment for students interested in pursuing interdisciplinary training in counseling... (read more)

CENTER NAMES NEW ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR SPORT PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES

Dr. Matt Atkins has joined the Center in the position of Assistant Director for Sport Psychology Services.  Dr. Atkins has extensive experience working with high school, college, and professional athletes, and will be overseeing the Center's... (read more)

CENTER DIRECTOR PROVIDES COMMENTARY ON JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS POSITIVE COACHING

Dr. Trent Petrie was quoted in a recent article in The Florida-Times Union about Gus Bradley, head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Coach Bradley is known for his positive, upbeat approach, and Dr. Petrie provided an expert's opinion.... (read more)