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 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)

CENTER DIRECTOR CONTRIBUTES TO USA TODAY ARTICLE ON YOUTH SPORT

Dr. Trent A. Petrie, Director of the Center for Sport Psychology was interviewed by USA Today columnist Nancy Armour about the pressures that are being placed on young athletes through rankings and early recruiting.  To read the... (read more)

CENTER SPORT CONSULTANT WINS AWARD FOR MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH

Kayla Carrigan, staff sport consultant, won the 2015 Master’s Thesis Research Award for Division 47 (Sport and Exercise Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.  She will present her thesis, entitled “To Weigh or Not to Weigh?... (read more)

CENTER SPORT CONSULTANT ATTENDS NFL COMBINE

Alex Auerbach, staff sport consultant, attended the 2015 NFL combine in Indianapolis to assist Dr. Scott Goldman in conducting psychological assessments of the players for different teams.  The testing is designed to help teams better... (read more)

CENTER AND UNT ATHLETICS SPONSOR 1ST ANNUAL COACHING WORKSHOP

The UNT Center for Sport Psychology in collaboration with UNT Athletics will be hosting its 1st annual coaching workshop.  Partnering with Brendon Bray, head coach of UNT Swimming, the workshop will focus on swimming coaches to introduce... (read more)