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 FACULTY AND STAFF PRESENT ON MULTICULTURAL ISSUES IN SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

Center Director, Dr. Trent Petrie, and staff members, Thomas Nguyen and Brian Yu, joined other sport psychology professionals (Dr. Chris Carr, Dr. Elena Estanol, and Dr. Wendy Borlabi) for a panel discussion on multicultural issues in sport... (read more)

CENTER STAFF PROMOTE GRADUATE TRAINING IN SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

Center Faculty (Drs. Petrie and Martin) and staff attend the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Graduate Program Fair to promote the master’s and doctoral level training programs in sport psychology that are offered at UNT.  Interested... (read more)

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS TAKE CENTER STAGE AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Dr. Petrie and his doctoral students (Jenna Tomalski, Erin Albert, and Kristina Clevinger) presented their research findings at the annual conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology in Indianapolis.  Topics included the... (read more)

CENTER DIRECTOR AND STAFF PRESENT RESEARCH AT THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION CONVENTION

Dr. Trent Petrie and Center Staff Kayla Carrigan and Dr. Justine Chatterton presented their research on the intersection of sport and disordered eating.  Dr. Petrie and Ms. Carrigan presented a study on the relation of female athletes’ self-... (read more)

CENTER DIRECTOR RECEIVES AWARD FROM UNT

Dr. Trent Petrie was selected as the recipient of the TEACHER SCHOLAR AWARD as part of the University of North Texas’ Research and Creativity Award recognition process, one of the Office of Research and Economic Development’s highest honors.... (read more)