Dr. Candace Hogue

Dr. Candace Hogue is an assistant professor of Sport & Exercise Psychology at the University of Minnesota and the Director of UMN’s Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Lab. As an undergraduate she played volleyball at Emory University and later completed her Masters and Doctoral work at the University of Kansas. Early in her career she worked as a coach, personal trainer, and sport skills camp counselor. 

For the last decade she has consulted with youth and collegiate coaches and athletes on mental skills training, including how to create a positive and empowering sporting environment. Dr. Hogue strongly believes in the power of sport, particularly for young girls and women, and is passionate about helping all athletes and coaches realize what they are capable of both “on and off the field”. In her research she aims to understand how coaches can help athletes have a positive sport experience, develop mental skills, and better manage performance stress. Dr. Hogue is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Sport Psychology in Action and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology

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