Dr. Murphy graduated with a bachelor of arts from Memorial in 1995 before going on to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to complete a master of science (kinesiology) in 2003. She also has a doctoral degree in kinesiology with a specialization in sport psychology, including advanced courses in exercise physiology, nutrition, strength and energy system training, and sport program development, also from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Dr. Murphy’s qualifications also include graduation from the National Coaching Institute, level 5 ational Coaching Certification, head coach for Canada Games and provincial team programs, serving as a sport psychology consultant for the Newfoundland and Labrador Volleyball Association and she is a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Volleyball elite development committee.
Dr. Murphy has received several coaching recognition awards, including the Reg Soper Memorial Award from the Newfoundland and Labrador Volleyball Association for dedication and outstanding work in the sport, Memorial University’s Dr. J.D. Eaton Coach of the Year Award for the women’s volleyball coaching staff in 2012-2013 and the 3M Atlantic University Athletic Association Female Coach of the Year recognizing excellence in coaching.