Kendrea Austin

Kendrea  Austin


Ph.D. in Kinesiology, University of Texas at Austin, expected 2021
M.P.H. in Health Education, University of South Florida, 2009
B.S.Ed. in Sports Medicine, University of Virginia, 2007

Office: BEL

Kendrea is a doctoral candidate in Physical Culture and Sport Studies. With a background in exercise science, she views her research in the history and business of sports through the lens of human performance. As a former flexibility therapist for NFL and Olympic athletes, Kendrea has been exposed to the myriad ways modern athletes train and recover in their respective sports. The use of alternative training methods, such as yoga, is of specific interest to her, and her research is geared towards understanding the evolution and incorporation of such modalities in sports over time.

Kendrea was the recipient of the Mary Buice Alderson Teaching Excellence Award for the 2018-2019 school year, and the College of Education Recruitment Fellowship for 2016-2017. Upon graduation, she hopes to teach at a college or university. Outside of school, Kendrea is a registered yoga teacher at the 200-hour level (RYT-200), and she is currently pursuing her 500-hour certification with Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga Medicine. When she’s not on campus, you can usually find Kendrea with her nose in a good book, on her yoga mat, or running one of the many trails in Austin.