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Fernando Lopez, MA

Assistant Professor College of Psychology
Sport Psychology

Fernando Lopez is the newest core faculty member to join the JFK University sport psychology team and the only core member who is also an alumnus of the program.

After graduating with his master’s from JFK University, Fernando has worked with a variety of populations, including Olympic athletes, youth athletes, non-profit organizations, and the U.S. Army. His most recent position was with the U.S. Army's Ready and Resilient (R2) program, where he had the privilege of working alongside Army soldiers across the United States. During his time with R2, Fernando was selected to be a part of the Army Warrior Games team, where he offered resilience and performance enhancement skills to wounded, ill, and injured service members. He also proudly reached the highest levels of the Master Resilience Training program, becoming a primary instructor.

Fernando has also worked extensively within the sport of archery. He has had the privilege of working with the USA Olympic and Paralympic archery teams, USA Junior Dream Team, and World Archery Americas. In his work with USA Archery, Fernando has presented at the USA Archery Coaching Symposium in 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2017.

Before landing at JFK University, Fernando studied psychology and communication at the University of California, Davis.

When not busy working, you might find him training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or taking a hike with his wife, Karen, and dog, Willow.

Contact Details

College of Psychology
(925) 969-3553