Brian K Farr
Brian has been the Director of the Athletic Training Education Program since 2002. He was instrumental in creating the ATEP and has seen it through initial accreditation and subsequent re-accreditation.
Prior to his faculty position, Brian spent three seasons as the athletic trainer for the Longhorn Men's Basketball team. In addition to tending to the basketball team, he provided medical care to the football team and spirit squads, coordinated the athletic training student internship program, coordinated the educational inservice program, taught for the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education (KHE), and created the curriculum and framework for what is now the ATEP.
Brian came to UT by way of Oklahoma State University where he served as Assistant Coordinator of Sports Medicine working with the Cowboy's men's basketball and football teams. He also served as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in OSU's College of Education, where he taught athletic training courses. Brian also coordinated OSU's staff inservice educational series and assisted in the clinical education of OSU's athletic training students.
Brian also spent one year as the head athletic trainer for the Columbus Chill, a minor league, professional ice hockey team; one season as the assistant athletic trainer with the World League of American Football's (NFL Europe) Scottish Claymores; and served as an athletic trainer at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY. Brian was named to the USOC Sports Medicine Staff for the 2011 Para Pan-Am Games in Mexico. He served as the team athletic trainer for the USA sitting volleyball team (Paralympic team) at various national and international events.
Brian earned his bachelor of science degree in Physical Education and Exercise Science from Michigan State University in 1993. He completed a two-year graduate assistantship and his master of arts degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation from The Ohio State University in 1996.
Brian is a nationally certified athletic trainer (ATC), a state licensed athletic trainer (LAT), and a nationally certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).