Cindy Trowbridge

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Texas Arlington

Cindy Trowbridge PhD, ATC, LAT, CSCS has been a certified athletic trainer since 1993 and has worked in clinical, educational, and research settings. She came to UT-Arlington in August 2004 and serves as an associate professor and clinical educational coordinator for the athletic training education program (ATEP). Currently, Cindy is actively engaged in research on the clinical effectiveness of therapeutic modalities including diathermy, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and cryotherapy. She has presented several therapeutic modality abstracts at national conferences and continues to publish data related to her work. She is also participating in collaborative research on concussion education and youth sport safety.

Cindy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her Masters of Science in Physical Education/Athletic Training from Indiana State University. She then served as an assistant clinical instructor and clinical athletic trainer at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY for 7 years before returning to complete her PhD in Exercise Science with a specialization in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.

Cindy has been involved in various human subject research projects involving clinical techniques and education. She was a co-investigator on the learning techniques and the fatigue associated with the performance of CPR. These data were used in the recent revisions and recommendations from the American Heart Association on the performance of CPR. This past fall, she served as one of six national pilot coordinators for the MomsTeam Institute's SmartTeams program designed to educate parents, coaches, and athletes involved in youth sports. She has published in Journal of Athletic Training, Athletic Therapy Today, Muscle and Nerve, Sports Health Care Perspectives, and Athletic Training Educators Journal.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Texas Arlington


Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer - National Athletic Trainers' Association