Center Director, Dr. Petrie, in Collaboration with Dr. Dana Voelker from West Virginia University, are Awarded NCAA Research Grant
Drs. Petrie and Voelker were awarded one of four grants for the NCAA’s 2016 Innovations in Research and Practice program (http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/ncaa-awards-2016-research-grants). In their study, they will examine the effectiveness of a body image enhancement program for female collegiate athletes. Based on cognitive-dissonance and mindful self-compassion, the intervention will teach female athletes how to actively appreciate themselves and their bodies, and work to minimize the effects of societal appearance pressures on their well-being. The study will be conducted across multiple athletic departments across the U.S.
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.