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 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR GAINS CERTIFICATION
Dr. Matt Atkins, Assistant Director of the Center, was certified as a sport consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Becoming certified is a significant accomplishment and signifies his expertise in the area of sport... (read more)
CENTER DIRECTOR AND COLLEAGUES ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTED BY THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Drs. Trent Petrie and Robert Harmison, alum of the Center, and doctoral student Jay Deiters had their study on mental toughness and athletic injury published in the journal Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology. Their work is... (read more)
CENTER NAMED IN APA ARTICLE ABOUT 'HOT CAREERS' IN SPORT PSYCHOLOGY
The American Psychological Association’s article on careers in sport psychology has recognized UNT’s Center for Sport Psychology as an ideal training environment for students interested in pursuing interdisciplinary training in counseling... (read more)
CENTER NAMES NEW ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR SPORT PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES
Dr. Matt Atkins has joined the Center in the position of Assistant Director for Sport Psychology Services. Dr. Atkins has extensive experience working with high school, college, and professional athletes, and will be overseeing the Center's... (read more)
CENTER DIRECTOR PROVIDES COMMENTARY ON JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS POSITIVE COACHING
Dr. Trent Petrie was quoted in a recent article in The Florida-Times Union about Gus Bradley, head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Coach Bradley is known for his positive, upbeat approach, and Dr. Petrie provided an expert's opinion.... (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.