Brian K Farr
Brian Farr has been the Director of the Athletic Training Program since its inception in 2002. He was instrumental in creating the ATP and has led the program through its initial JRC-AT candidacy (2002), CAAHEP accreditation (2006), transition to CAATE accreditation (2006), and CAATE re-accreditation (2011). He received a Teaching Excellence Award in 2012 and 2022, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2013, named Clinical Associate Professor in 2018, and promoted to Clinical Professor in 2023. He received the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Athletic Trainer Service Award in 2016, the NATA's Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2019, the Southwest Athletic Trainers' Association Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2019, and was inducted to the Texas State Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Honor in 2022. He is the co-director and co-founder of the Longhorns Sports Medicine Camp and Director and founder of the Longhorns Lecture Series for Continuing Education, a professional CEU program for area healthcare professionals. He has delivered more than two dozen professional presentations on a variety of sports medicine topics at the local, state, district and national levels. He was lead author on a chapter in Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation - An Evidence-Based Approach, 3rd ed and Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation - A Team Approach, 4th ed, and co-authored peer-reviewed, published articles in professional journals.
Prior to his faculty position, Farr spent three seasons as the athletic trainer for the Longhorn Mens Basketball team. In addition to tending to the basketball team, he assisted with medical care for UTs football and cheer and pom student-athletes, coordinated the athletic training student internship program, coordinated the educational in-service program, and taught for the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education.
Farr came to UT by way of Oklahoma State University where he served as Assistant Coordinator of Sports Medicine working with the Cowboys mens basketball and football teams. He also served as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in OSUs College of Education, where he taught athletic training courses. Farr also coordinated OSUs staff in-service educational series and assisted in the clinical education of OSUs athletic training students.
Farr 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 Footballs (NFL Europe) Scottish Claymores; and served as an intern athletic trainer at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY. Farr was named to the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee Sports Medicine Staff for the 2011 Para Pan-Am Games in Mexico and the 2019 Games in Peru. He also served as the athletic trainer with USA Sitting Volleyball at the 2023 Pan-Am Zonal Championships in Canada, 2022 World Championships in Bosnia, 2012 WOVD International Cup in Cairo, Egypt, the World Super 6 Tournament in Tabriz, Iran, and a number of international and national tournaments and training camps.
Farr 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.
Farr is a nationally certified athletic trainer (ATC), a state licensed athletic trainer (LAT), and a nationally certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).
He has served on dozens of committees at the departmental, college, university and state levels. Additionally, his professional service and involvement includes:
NATA Secretary-Treasurer Committee
NATA Executive Committee on Education
NATA Board of Athletic Training Specialties Taskforce
NATA Comprehensive Internationalization Self-Study Task Force
NATA International Conference Group
NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award Committee
NATA Convention Program Committee- Advanced Track and Session Reviewer
BOC Specialty Certification Council
BOC Exam Development Committee
BOC Home Study CEU Course Reviewer
CAATE Site Visitor/Peer Reviewer
SWATA Executive Board
SWATA Treasurer and CFO
SWATA Annual Symposium Education Program Planning Committee
SWATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Committee
SWATA Public Relations Committee
SWATA Student Research & Education Committee
SWATA Student Quiz Bowl Item Writer
TSATA Board of Directors
TSATA State Rep to NATA State Association Group
TSATA State Licensure Taskforce
TSATA Budget Committee
TSATA Apprentice Program Endorsement Committee