BU Sport & Performance Psychology Team Services

The development and maintenance of mental and emotional resources has shown benefit to athletes and other performers in removing mental and physical barriers and clearing a path to excellence.  Building awareness and understanding of how to manage such resources helps athletes in learning to consistently create an ideal mental climate that leads to optimal performance.

BU SPP Team services are free, offered via Zoom, and include:

  • Individual, confidential sessions for BU student-athletes, CFA students, and Ryan Center patients
  • Team Building and Psycho-educational workshops
  • Consultation to coaches, faculty members, and leadership groups

The following skills are at the heart of mental conditioning:

  • Goal Setting
  • Imagery & Visualization
  • Emotion and Energy Regulation
  • Confidence Building
  • Improved Self-Awareness
  • Concentration & Focus
  • Preparation, Motivation, Control
  • Leadership & Communication
  • Mindfulness & Acceptance
Important Notes:
  • The BU Sport & Performance Psychology Team is not a resource for clinical psychology issues (i.e., depression, disordered eating, etc.).  Please contact Behavioral Medicine and Student Health Services (617-353-3569) for general mental health treatment.
  • BU’s Sport & Performance Psychology program is part of BU Wheelock.  For more information visit – http://www.bu.edu/sed/academics/graduate/edm/counseling/.
  • Services are limited to availability and appropriate matching of athlete/performer and BU SPP Team Member.