Message from the Director
Welcome 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 Faculty and Staff Present at Annual Sport Psychology Conference
October 1, 2016 – The UNT Center’s Director Dr. Trent A. Petrie and faculty member, Dr. Scott Martin, along with doctoral students Shelley Sheinbein, Brian Yu, and Erin Albert, presented papers at the annual conference of the Association... (read more)
NBC Channel 5 Spotlights Center’s ACL Study
October 6, 2016 - NBC Channel 5 health reporter Bianca Castro visited the University of North Texas to learn more about the Center’s ongoing ACL Return to Sport study. She spotlights the research and interviews UNT football player... (read more)
UNT Awarded Top 25 Status for Graduate Programs in Sport Psychology
October 2, 2016 - The University of North Texas' three graduate programs in sport psychology (Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in sport psychology; M.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in psychosocial aspects of sport; Ph.D.... (read more)
Center Director and Staff Present Sport Psychology Research at Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association
August 8, 2016 - Dr. Trent Petrie and his staff (Alex Auerbach, Alex Thompson, Kayla Carrigan, Karolina Wartalowicz, Carlie McGregor, and Stephanie Barrett) gave six different research presentations at the American Psychological Association... (read more)
Center Director Quoted in NYTimes Article
May 25, 2016 - Training for a marathon is a physical challenge, but can be a psychological refuge for individuals who are coping with a recent breakup or... (read more)
News ArchiveFor information on past Center for Sport Psychology news and events, click here
UNT Center for Sport Psychology Services
Top level athletes know that to achieve performance excellence, they have to be at their best, not only physically, but mentally as well. Are you doing everything possible to ensure that you are mentally prepared to perform consistently at the highest level?
Whatever your skill level, your age, gender, or sport, we can help you evaluate your current performance and develop the skills and mindset needed to reach your optimal level of performance and enjoy what you are doing. We offer specialized services and resources for:
Graduate Education in Sport Psychology at UNT
At UNT, there are two educational options for students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in sport psychology. First, within the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation, students can pursue a master’s degree in Kinesiology that emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of sport. To learn more about this degree option, click here.
Second, students can pursue a doctorate within the Psychology Department’s APA-accredited counseling psychology program and then select sport psychology as their specialization. Students who graduate from the doctoral program will be eligible for licensure as a psychologist and certification as a sport consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. To learn more about this degree option, click here.