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 2011-12, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2013, and named Clinical Associate Professor in 2018. He received the NATA's Athletic Trainer Service Award in 2016, the NATA's Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2019, and the SWATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2019. 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, 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 Men's Basketball team. In addition to tending to the basketball team, he assisted with medical care for UT's 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 (KHED).
Farr 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. Farr also coordinated OSU's staff in-service educational series and assisted in the clinical education of OSU's 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 Football's (NFL Europe) Scottish Claymores; and served as an athletic trainer at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY. Farr was named to the USOC Sports Medicine Staff for the 2011 Para Pan-Am Games in Mexico. He also served as the athletic trainer with USA Sitting Volleyball at the 2012 WOVD International Cup in Cairo, Egypt, the World Super 6 Tournament in Tabriz, Iran, and a number of 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). His professional involvement includes:
NATA Executive Committee on Education 2016-present
NATA Board of Athletic Training Specialties Taskforce 2016-18
NATA Convention Program Committee- Advanced Track Project Team 2009-14
BOC Specialty Certification Council 2018-present
BOC Exam Development Committee 2011-present
BOC Home Study CEU Course Reviewer 2001-15
CAATE Site Visitor 2013-present
SWATA Executive Board 2014-16
SWATA Annual Symposium Education Program Planning Committee 2014-present
SWATA Public Relations Committee 2007-2010
SWATA Student Research & Education Committee 2005-2008
SWATA Student Quiz Bowl Item Writer 2012-13
TSATA Board of Directors 2010-16
TSATA Secretary-Treasurer 2011-15
TSATA State Rep to NATA State Association Group 2011-16
TSATA State Licensure Taskforce 2016-present
TSATA Budget Committee 2010-11, 2015