CENTER FACULTY PRESENT THEIR RESEARCH AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Drs. Scott Martin, Christy Greenleaf, and Trent Petrie co-authored and/or co-presented their research at the annual conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, which was held in Providence, RI, October 26-30, 2010.  Dr. Petrie's former student, Dr. Carly Anderson, received her award for the 2009 Outstanding Dissertation at the conference.

CENTER FACULTY EXAMINE CARDIORESPIRATORY FITNESS AMONG MIDDLE SCHOOL CHILDREN

In an article published in Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (2010, Vol 81 (3), S65-S74), the study examined the associations between self-esteem, depression, physical self-concept, and body satisfaction on meeting the FITNESSGRAM(r) healthy fitness zone (HFZ) for body composition and cardiorespiratory fitness of 1,022 adolescents.

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CENTER AWARDED GRANT FROM THE NCAA

The UNT Center for Sport Psychology has received a research grant from the National Collegiate Athletic Association for its project entitled " The Physical and Psychological Health of Male Collegiate Athletes." The grant project will be overseen by Center Director, Dr. Trent Petrie, and doctoral student, Justine Chatterton. The project will begin in September 2010 and run through November 2011.

DR. CARLY ANDERSON RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY FOR HER RESEARCH

Dr. Carly Anderson, a recent graduate from the UNT Department of Psychology and consultant in the Center for Sport Psychology, received awards from both the American Psychological Association, Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology for her research. Her project, entitled "Test of an Etiological Model: Development of Disordered Eating in Female Collegiate Gymnasts and Swimmers/Divers" was recognized as the outstanding dissertation of 2009 by both organizations. Dr.

NEW CONSULTANTS JOIN THE CENTER FOR SPORT PSYCHOLOGY STAFF

The UNT Center for Sport Psychology is pleased to announce the addition of four new sport consultants to its 2010-2011 staff:  Nick Bartley (University of Denver), Katie Forrest (University of Texas), Troy Moles (Chatham University), and Joey Ramaeker (Boston College). All come to UNT with extensive backgrounds in sport and sport psychology and will be completing their doctorates in our APA-accredited counseling psychology program while working as a sport consultant in the Center. You can learn more about them at our “Meet our Consultants” page.

CENTER FOR SPORT PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY MEMBER PROMOTED

The UNT Center for Sport Psychology faculty member, Dr. Scott B. Martin, was promoted to full professor within the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation in May, 2010.  Dr. Martin’s is a national expert in the areas of coaching effectiveness, perceptions of mental skills training, the lifestyle behaviors and beliefs of children and youth, and antecedents of physical activity and fitness.

CENTER FOR SPORT PSYCHOLOGY DIRECTOR RECEIVES AWARD

The UNT Center for Sport Psychology Director, Dr. Trent A. Petrie, received the UNT Graduate Student Council Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentorship. This award was presented to Dr. Petrie at the Fall 2009 Doctoral Hooding & Commencement Ceremony.  He was nominated by Dr. Carly Anderson. 

CENTER FOR SPORT PSYCHOLOGY RECEIVES RESEARCH GRANT

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The UNT Center for Sport Psychology has been awarded a $30,000.00 grant from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) for their project entitled “Physical Fitness, Activity Levels, and Psychosocial Health: Relationships with and Influences on the Academic Performance of Middle School Students.” This three year grant, which runs from 2009 to 2011, will allow the Center to determine the extent to which certain factors, such as level of physical fitness or self-esteem, can predict the performance of middle school students on state-mandated achievement tests.

CENTER FOR SPORT PSYCHOLOGY PARTNERS WITH THE DENTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (DISD)

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The Center for Sport Psychology has entered into a long-term partnership with the DISD to improve the physical health, psychological well-being, academic performance and eating behaviors of middle school boys and girls. The Center staff is collaborating with the physical education teachers at each middle school to assist them in implementing the state-mandated fitness testing using the FITNESSGRAM (as required by Senate Bill 530), and to help them create an environment that supports students being more physically active and fit.

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