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 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)
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.