Ed Garrett

Ed Garrett, Psy.D., CH-C

Professor of Sport and Performance Psychology / Program Coordinator for the Bachelors in Sport and Performance Psychology / External Liaison for Community Engagement

Office Phone: (601) 667-9706
Email: egarrett@calbaptist.edu
Department: Behavioral Sciences
Office Location: California Baptist University
Office Hours: Available by Appointment


Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
Post Doc Clinical Hypnotherapy The American College of Hypnotherapy 2021
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). 

Classes Taught

BEH334G Goldal Experience - London

PSY213   General Psychology

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, and 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 / Travel / Family


Married to my Bride, Mandy, for 25 years

4 children: Maddie (22), Eddie (20), Mackenzie (16), 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 Quote / Scripture / Philosophy of Education

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.