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Ed Garrett, PsyD., CH-C

Professor of Sport and Performance Psychology

Office Phone: (601) 667-9706
E-mail: egarrett@calbaptist.edu
Office Location:
Office Hours: Available by Appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PsyD. Sport and Performance Psychology University of the Rockies 2013
MA Education University of Phoenix 2005
MA Curriculum & Instruction Colorado Christian University 2002
BA Physical Education Point Loma Nazarene University 1998
  • Additional Education

    American Psychological Assocation member (2022).

    Canadian Sport Psychology Association, Academic Member (2018).

    Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Certified Mental Performance Consultant (2014).

    Standard Secondary Education Teaching Certificate (Physical Education), Arizona (2005).

    National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, Registered Athletic Administrator (2005).

  • Courses Taught

    SPP499 Capstone for Sport and Performance Psychology

    SPP430 Ethics and Leadership is Performance Psychology

    SPP420 Social Implications on Performance Psychology

    SPP410 Psychology of Recovery

    KIN552 Advanced Studies of Sport & Exercise Psychology

    KIN550 Legal Issues in Kinesiology

    KIN505 Ethics and Leadership in Kinesiology

    KIN454 Behavior Aspects of Sports

    KIN423 Organization & Administration of Physical Education

    KIN332 Lifelong Motor Development

    KIN253 Functional Movement Anatomy

    SRF410 Special Population in Sport, Rec, and Fitness Management

    SRF420 Facility Planning and Design Management

    SRF430 Event Management

    SRF320 Ethics of Sports, Recreation & Fitness

    SPP500's Sports and Performance Psychology Practicum I,II,III

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Current Research

    Garrett, E. & Clark, A - Collaborative efforts in the application and understanding of behavioral enhancement on the medical perfession (2021-Present).

    Guerra, J., Harveson, A., Garrett, L., & Garrett, E (2021) - Effects of aerobic training on sprint speed and heart rate recovery in youth soccer (student thesis).

    Academic Areas

    Motivation and Behavioral Change within Sport and Performance Psychology, Arousal Regulation, Anxiety Reduction, Prayer as a Coping Mechanism

    Professional Leadership

    CRY-ROP Athletic Training Curriculum Advisory Board (CA) (2022-Present)

    AASP Abstract Reviewer (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)

    CBFA Marketing Committee

    COSMA Publication and Promotion Committee

    School of Business Career Bootcamp (Belhaven University, MS)

    Service Team (Pinelake Church, Brandon, MS)

    Fellowship of Christian Athletes Faculty Representative (Belhaven University, MS)

    Student Care Faculty Committee (Belhaven University, MS)

    Research Interests

    Currently working on research detailing the power of faith in athletics as a coping tool.

    Completed research on community engagement through high athletic department partnerships.

    Understanding how family system theory can impact productivity levels within athletics.

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    Belhaven University (MS)

    SAM200 Introduction to Sports Ministry

    SAM300 Administration & Activities of Sports Ministry

    SAM302 Sports Marketing

    SAM306 Introduction to Sports Administration

    SAM310 Facility Design & Maintenance

    SAM380 Sports Finance

    SAM419 Strategic Management in Sports Administration

    SAM420 Sports Psychology & Sociology

    SAM435 International Site Observation in Sports Admin. - London

    SAM450 Internship in Sports Admin/Coaching

    MSA642 Leadership & Sports Ethics

    MSA643 Sports Finance and Budgeting

    MSA646 Legal & Regulatory Environment for Sport

    MSA668 Venue and Event Management

    MSA670 Capstone Seminar in Sports Administration

    MSL630 Leading Productive Teams

    MSL640 Organizational Behavior

    MBA640 Organizational Behavior

    Pima Community College (AZ)

    PSY105 Introduction to Psychology

    Grand Canyon University (AZ)

    KIN Adjunct Instructor

    Secondary Teaching

    2009-2013: Physical Education/ Life Preperation Instructor, Alta Vist High School, Tucson, AZ

    2004-2006: Athletic Director/Substitute Instructor, Bourgade Catholic High School, Phoenix, AZ


    2009-2016: NCAA Volleyball Official, Jr.National Volleyball Official, Tucson, AZ / Jackson, MS

    2002: Game Operations, NAIA National Volleyball Championship, San Diego, CA

    2000-2002: Operations, Colorado Rockies, Denver, CO

    1998: Volunteer Coordinator, NFL Super Bowl Pre-Game Show, San Diego, CA

    1996: Manager, USA Men's & Women's Beach Volleyball Teams, Atlanta Olympics, Gold & Silver (Men)

    1994-1995: Technical Assistant, USA Men's National Volleyball Team, San Diego, CA

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Recent Research Completed

    Stegman, J., Harveson, A., Garrett, L., & Garrett, E. (2021). Examining the Relationship Between Hours Worked Per Year and Fasting Glucose & Triglyceride Levels in Career Firefighters.

    Business Sport Psychology

    Cognitive Performance Coach, Administered to Loma Linda University Children's Hospital (2020-21)

    Cognitive Enhancement & Performance Program (CEPP) curriculum development. Delivered to the Mississippi Department of Human Services (2018-19)

    Books Authored

    Sport Scholarships: The Tricks of the Trade on Getting Paid to Play (2001). ISBN 1-892693-04-6

    Leadership: Helping Others to Succeed (2012). ISBN 978-1-60013-676-4

    Publications / Articles

    Garrett, E. & Clark, A. (2022). The novel application of sport and performance psychology in medicine. Presenting at APA Annual Conference in MN.

    Mauldin, K. & Garrett, E. (2020). Making an impact in community athletics: Teaching sport psychology to high school coaches. Journal of Scholarly Engagement, Vol.3, Issue 2, Page 63-69

    Garrett, E (2019). Get Psych'd: A roadmap towards motivation, understanding towards behavioral change. Volleyball Magazine, February 2019.

    Garrett, E (2018). Get Psych'd: Dr.G says goal-setting is building block for greater focus. Volleyball Magazine, April 2018.

    Garrett, E (2014). Gaining the Edge through Mental Training. Coach & Athletic Director Magazine. May/June 2014;


    June 2022 - USA Cheer Coaches Summit, Keynote, San Antonio (TX) - Mental strategies for coaches; Engaing performance on and off the mat

    May 2022 - USA Cheer Mental Wellness Panel, Webinar

    March 2022 - Novel application of sport and performance psychology in the medical profession, AASP Regional Conference (CA)

    April 2019 - Trends in psychology: Sport Psychology as a career. Caffey College (CA) Psychology Club.

    October 2018 - Making sport psychology prctical and profitable in the business arena. Association of Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Toronto, ON.

    August 2018 - Building community through online engagement. OPS Faculty Workshop, California Baptist University.

    March 2018 - Sport psychology: An unchartered career. Keynote address at The University of La Verne (CA) Sport Medicine Seminar.

    February 2017, Commission on Sports Management Accreditation Annual Conference, Tampa, FL. Title: Understanding the Athletic Mindset: Engaging faculty who strive to engage their student-athletes.

    October 2016, The Neumann University Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development Conference, Aston, PA. Title: Identifying female athletes’ impressions of parental involvement in sport.

    September 2016, Mississippi College Athletic Department NCAA Life Skills, Clinton, MS. Title: Impacting your academic and athletic experience through goal setting.

    February 2016 COSMA Annual Conference, Tampa, FL, Title: Expanding the class-International Sports Experiences

    October 2015, Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference, Virginia Beach, VA. Title: Key Dimensions of a Team: A Resource Designed to Help Athletic Management Leaders Develop Efficiency and Cohesion among Teams

    November 2014, State of Mississippi Department of Public Services, Jackson, MS. Title: Leadership lessons through the Everest Simulation.

    October 2014, Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN. Title: From the Ball Field to the Boardroom: Using the Family System Theory to bring about greater leadership in management

    October 2012, The Leona Group, LLC., Tucson, AZ. Title: Mentoring Students Through Relational Foundations

  • Church Membership & Activities

    The Grove Community Church (CA)

    Served as the lead for the Co-Ed Volleyball League Ministry (Grove Church, CA)

  • Community Service & Involvement

    March 2022, Guest Presenter to Inland Health Professionals Coalition (Mulitple High Schools)

    February 2021, Guest Presenter to the Chaffey Community College Psychology Club

    August 2020, Caddy with the LPGA/Symetra Tour

    May 2020, Bio Med Medical Advisory Board Presentation, Pacific High School, CA

    April 2020, Inland Health Professions Coalition quartily session, CA

    November 2019, The Coach's Clinic, Coachella Valley HS, CA

    July 2019-Present, Martin Luther King High School ASB Leadership Training

    Aapril 2019, Sport Psychology Consultant for the National Champions CBU Cheer Team

    January 2018-May 2020, Martin Luther King High School (CA) NJROTC Board President

    November 2017, Cajon High School, Psychology class guest lecturer

    May 2017, Mississippi Department of Human Services- Leadership Training Seminar

    October 2016, Mississippi College Athletic Department- NCAA Life Skills Lecture

    September 2016, Northwest Rankin Middle School Fellowship of Christian Athletes Speaker

    March 2016, Mississippi College Athletic Department- NCAA Life Skills Lecture

  • Interests & Hobbies


    Married to my Bride, Mandy, for 24 years

    4 children: Maddie (21), Eddie (20), Mackenzie (15), Bear (14)

    Born and raised: Redlands (Southern California)


    Being an engaged husband and daddy

    Using my hands for wood-working

    Watching college football and college baseball


    2023 - Currently organizing the next student trip to London/Paris

    2019 - Took a group of students to London for a Sports Management Tour

    2015 - Took a group of students to London for a Sports Management Tour

    2008 - FCA Sports Coaching missions trip to Egypt

    1996 - Traveled to six different countries scouting beach volleyball competition for the United States Beach Volleyball Program prior to the Atlanta Olympics.

  • Personal Philosophy

    Addressing Life

    So much of life goes unnoticed that not noticing becomes a habit.

    Focus of Athletics

    Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the LORD is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength (Deuteronomy 6:4-5). Athletics first grabbed our heart when we were young. It grew in our soul as we developed our abilities. And we found our strength in our knowledge of our sport and where we wanted to go. So, it is easy to see the correlation between athletics and what the Lord has called us to do. Within the Sports, Recreation, and Fitness Management discipline, it is my intentional focus that the Good News be not just what we say, not just what we do, but at its core who we are in Christ.

    Life Verses

    Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. We must remimber that we are always being watched, therefore we must represent Christ in every race we run.