About Us

We are committed to four key principles of social justice in our Center.

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery. Their senseless killings are only four of the countless racial injustices that have taken place in the history of this country. We, the Center for Sport Psychology and Athlete Mental Health, acknowledge the pain and suffering that has taken place over these last several weeks.

The UNT Center for Sport Psychology and Athlete Mental Health was started in 1998 and over the last decade has become an internationally-recognized leader in the field of sport psychology. Our Center is multidisciplinary, combining knowledge, skills, and expertise from Psychology and Exercise Science to provide comprehensive and individualized sport psychology services, education/training, and research. 

Our sport psychology consultants and licensed sport psychologists work closely with each athlete, team, coach/leader, or organization to design individualized programs to address their specific needs. Because performances do not occur in a vacuum, we take a holistic approach and consider other life factors whenever we develop a sport psychology intervention. For example, an athlete's, team's or organization's performance can be influenced not only by physical (e.g., strength, speed) or technical (e.g., motor skills) factors, but also by personal (e.g., relationships, job stress) factors.

The UNT Center for Sport Psychology and Athlete Mental Health is comprised of faculty from the Departments of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation and the Department of Psychology.  The faculty members hold national and state recognition as sport psychology practitioners, including:  (a) licensure as psychologists in the State of Texas, (b) certification as a Sport Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and (c) membership in the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry.  In addition, they are Fellows in certain internat

The UNT Center for Sport Psychology consultants are doctoral and master’s students from the Departments of Psychology and KHPR, respectively, who are pursuing their specializations in sport psychology. The consultants provide services to individual athletes, coaches, and sport teams within the UNT Athletic Department and to members of the DFW sport community. Their work is supervised by the Center’s faculty.


Here we help answer questions you might have about sport psychology, the process of working with a sport psychology, how to become a sport psychologist, among other things. If you do not find the answer to your question in this section, please feel free to email us at sportpsych@unt.edu.

Located approximately 40 miles north of Dallas and Ft. Worth, the UNT campus is easily accessible from Interstate 35.
UNT's Center for Sport Psychology and Athlete Mental Health is located on the second floor of Terrill Hall, which is also the same building in which UNT's Psychology Clinic is housed.
Phone: 940 369-7767
Fax: 940 565-4682
Email: sportpsych@unt.edu