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 Director and Staff Present Sport Psychology Research at Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association

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 annual... (read more)

Center Director Quoted in NYTimes Article

Training for a marathon is a physical challenge, but can be a psychological refuge for individuals who are coping with a recent breakup or other traumatic... (read more)

UNT Center for Sport Psychology Leads ACL Recovery Research Project

Center sport consultants Shelly Sheinbein and Kristina Clevinger and Center Director Dr. Trent Petrie have collaborated to develop a program designed to... (read more)

Center Director Says Failure in Sport is a Learning Opportunity

Dr. Petrie was interviewed for an article what athletes can do when they don’t make their team on the first go round...how can they respond to this failure?  They want to see the situation not as an indication of their worth or future... (read more)

Center Welcomes New Doctoral Students for Fall 2016

The Center for Sport Psychology, through UNT’s APA-accredited counseling psychology program, welcomes its new class of doctoral students who will join... (read more)