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...
HOW PRESSURE AFFECTS ATHLETES
UNT Center for Sport Psychology Director, Dr. Trent A. Petrie was interviewed for a Dallas Morning News article on how athletes experience and respond to pressure and why some choke. The full article is available at... (read more)
UNT AND CENTER STAFF HOST AASP REGIONAL SPORT PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE
UNT and the Center for Sport Psychology played organizer and host to the Second Annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Regional Student Conference. The two-day conference featured keynote addresses from internationally-... (read more)
CENTER WELCOMES NEW CLASS OF CONSULTANTS
Beginning August 2015, four new consultants will join the Center as part of the incoming class within the Psychology Department’s APA-accredited Counseling Psychology Program. The new consultants include: Stephanie Barrett, Carlie... (read more)
CENTER STAFF MEMBER TO GIVE TALK AT CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE
Shelly Sheinbein, current Center sport consultant and doctoral student in counseling psychology at UNT, has been invited to speak at her alma mater, Claremont McKenna College. Ms. Sheinbein will be giving a talk to interested students,... (read more)
CENTER FOR SPORT PSYCHOLOGY ALUMS DEVELOP INNOVATIVE TREATMENT FOR ATHLETE ADDICTIONS
Dr. LaTisha Bader (’07) and Dr. Harlan Austin (’12) have developed a new and innovative treatment program for elite level athletes (and other performers) who are suffering from chemical addiction. The program allows athletes to... (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.