UNT AND CENTER STAFF HOST AASP REGIONAL SPORT PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE
UNT and the Center for Sport Psychology played organizer and host to the Second Annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Regional Student Conference. The two-day conference featured keynote addresses from internationally-respected sport and exercise psychologists, including Dr. Arnold LeUnes from Texas A&M University and Dr. John Bartholomew from University of Texas at Austin. In addition, former Dallas Cowboy Russell Maryland spoke about his experiences in professional sports and the impact sports may have on character development. Rounding out the keynote presentations was a panel discussion on contemporary issues in applied sport psychology. The panelists included Dr. Whitney Moore (UNT), Dr. Erica Force (Scott & White Hospital), and Dr. Jordan Hamson (Athletic Trainer). Students also had opportunities to present their research to the conference attendees and receive feedback on their work.
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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.