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 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)