Dr. Troy Moles

Dr. Troy Moles

Troy Moles, Ph.D., CMPC is a Postdoctoral Fellow specializing in sport psychology. Troy received his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Sport & Exercise Psychology from the University of North Texas.

Experience, Education, and Training

Troy is from the suburbs outside Philadelphia, PA and earned his undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Psychology (B.S.) from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. He then earned his master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Sport & Exercise Psychology from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. While in Pittsburgh, Troy worked at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and completed his internship in career counseling and life skills with the University of Pittsburgh Athletics Department Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success program (C.H.A.M.P.S.). Troy then worked on his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Sport & Exercise Psychology at the University of North Texas (UNT). At UNT, he worked in the Center for Sport Psychology & Performance Excellence (2010-2015), the Counseling & Testing Center, and the community mental health clinic. He also worked at Denton County Friends of the Family, a domestic violence agency, from 2013-2014. Troy helped co-develop two sport psychology programs at UNT, the Leadership Excellence and Development (L.E.A.D.) program and the Champion Mindset program. During his doctoral internship (2015-2016), he provided psychological services to the University of Missouri-Columbia’s (MU) students and consulted on the MU Athletic Department’s mental performance team. Troy is a professional member of the American Psychological Association Division 47 (APA Div. 47)-Society for Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

Athletic Experience

Troy participated in Track & Field at Allegheny College for four years, winning four consecutive indoor and four consecutive outdoor NCAC team championships and five All-NCAC awards. Troy was a three-sport athlete in high school (football, indoor and outdoor track & field). In football, Troy played quarterback and defensive back and was elected as a weekly captain on multiple occasions. In track & field, he won a team MAPL championship and numerous all-conference performances and served as a co-captain.

Licenses and Certifications

Troy is currently working toward licensure as a psychologist (LP) in Minnesota. Troy is a certified consultant for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP-CC) and is listed in the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry (2017-2020).


Moles, T. A., Auerbach, A.D., & Petrie, T.A. (2017). Grit happens: Moderating effects on motivational feedback and sport performance. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. Doi: 10.1080/10413200.2017.1306729.

Moles, T. A., Petrie, T. A., & Watkins, C. E., Jr. (April, 2016). Sex and sport: Attractions and boundary crossings between sport psychology consultants and their client-athletes. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 47(2), 93-101. Doi: 10.1037/pro0000052.

Loughran, M. J., Hamilton, D., Downey, P.A., Winters, C., & Moles, T. (April, 2013). Going the distance: An interdisciplinary seminar series on a university campus in support of training for recreational distance running. Recreational Sports Journal, 37, 55-65.