Prior to accepting her position as the Program Director for our Sport and Performance Psychology graduate program, she acted as the Chair of the Sport Psychology Program at JFK University. Dr. Pope-Rhodius has been working in the mental performance field for more than 20 years. Now, she brings her abundant experience to our master’s program.
Dr. Pope-Rhodius co-edited “Excelling in Sport Psychology: Planning, Preparing and Executing Applied Work” in 2018. The book highlights how athletes can be successful throughout their training experiences. Between performing research, traveling to offer mental skills support and running her own practice in the Bay Area, she’s an outstanding, experienced professional.
The involvement of such an accredited figure in this field is an honor to Holy Names University. We know that her presence has great value and boundless opportunities for students attaining their Sport and Performance Psychology degree.
Why HNU Stands Out
When you enroll at Holy Names University, you become part of our community. Students researching sports psychology master’s programs in California choose HNU because we take a student-centered approach to higher education. We’re committed to making a positive impact on students’ lives through our social justice mission and other core values.
One thing you’ll enjoy at HNU is the way our size affects your experience. Often, larger universities fall short on creating environments where faculty can give each student the support they need. Individualized attention in smaller classes makes all the difference at HNU — our average class size is just 15 students. This means our faculty members know their students, and they can offer more time and resources inside and outside the classroom.
Students at Holy Names also have opportunities to engage with the Oakland community, depending on their program. We understand the importance of outreach, and we empower our students to make meaningful connections on campus and in the surrounding area.
We believe in providing an education that prepares each student for their future career path. That’s why we offer focused and high-level classes, projects, observation experiences and workshops. Every student in our sport and performance psychology degree program has a future that looks different from those of their peers. Your education should be unique, too.
Request More Information From Holy Names University Today
At HNU, we know that choosing from the applied sport and performance psychology graduate programs across the country is a complicated decision. However, our hilltop campus in Northern California is sure to win your heart. From our close-knit community to the way we focus on our students, we’ve designed education at HNU to cater to student needs. Since 1868, we’ve been fostering a welcoming, inclusive community for all our students, and we empower them to make decisions that benefit the individual and the institution.
We want to support prospective students just like we do our current student body. Our enrollment counselors are available to answer questions and help you through the admission process. Request more information about earning your Applied Sport and Performance Psychology master’s degree from Holy Names University today!