Rachel Steinbarger

Doctor of Education in Sport and Performance Psychology Student

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Program & Concentration: Doctor of Education in Sport and Performance Psychology with a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialization

Hometown: Columbus, Indiana

Expected Graduation Date: October 2026

Prior Education or Experience: Education: BS in Sports and Recreation Management from Indiana Wesleyan University, MA in Christian Ministries with an emphasis in Leadership from Liberty University, MS in Exercise Science and Wellness with a specialization in Nutrition and Wellness from Liberty University; Experience: Owner of Steinbarger Services, LLC (personal training), Texas A&M University-Kingsville (Assistant Athletic Director-Academic Services) September 2023-Present, Whatcom Community College (Outreach and Admissions Coordinator) December 2022-August 2023, University of Fort Lauderdale (Associate Athletic Director/Senior Women's Administrator/ Director of Compliance) March 2021-December 2021, Madonna University (Senior Women's Administrator/ Head Coach Women's Basketball) June 2017-March 2021, University of Great Falls (Assistant Coach Women's Basketball) July 2015-May 2017, Lancaster Bible College (Head Coach Women's Basketball) July 2014-May 2015, Franklin College (Assistant Coach Women's Basketball/Assistant Sport Information Director) August 2012-May 2014

Current UWS student Rachel Steinbarger was recently hired as the new Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Success for Texas A&M University – Kingsville and Javelina Athletics! With a wealth of education and experience in her field, Rachel shared about her time at University of Western States and her future plans.

Why did you choose UWS? I chose UWS because of the integrated program and the mission of the institution.

Why did you choose your program/concentration? I chose my program/concentration because I am looking to continue to support student-athletes at the collegiate level while focusing on the holistic approach.

Who has been your favorite instructor? Dr. Amy O’Hana

What has been your favorite class? Psychopathology and Appraisal

What is your favorite way to relieve stress outside of the office and classroom? My favorite way to relieve stress outside of the office and classroom is working out and cooking/baking healthy treats and snacks.

What do you hope to do after graduation? I hope to become a Dr. of Sports Psychology in an athletic department at the college level and open my own business specializing in nutrition planning, mental health and physical fitness.