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 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)
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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.