Lori Greenwood Chosen for Director of Athletic Training Program

Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: August 07, 2010

Lori Greenwood has agreed to join the Department of Health & Kinesiology at Texas A&M University as a clinical full professor and director of the Graduate Athletic Training Masters of Science program. Greenwood currently serves as a tenured associate professor and director of the graduate athletic training program at Baylor University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in kinesiology from the University of Washington and became a certified athletic trainer in 1985. In 1987, she received her M.Ed. in exercise science from Oregon State University.

From 1987 to 1991, she served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at OSU. In 1995, she received her PhD in curriculum and instruction with minors in exercise science and higher education from Oregon State. Since 1995, Greenwood has been instrumental in developing accredited undergraduate athletic training programs while a faculty member at Barry University, the University of North Florida, Arkansas State University, and Baylor University. More recently, she also developed a post-certification graduate athletic training program at Baylor University. Greenwood has served as a site visitor for the National Athletic Training Association accreditation programs since 2001. During that time, she has become one of the nation's most respected athletic training program educators.

Greenwood has been honored with a number of teaching awards and a number of her students have won regional and national awards. She has served on a number of graduate theses and dissertation committees and has published a number of articles, book chapters, and has been a co-investigator on over $200,000 in external funding. In 2006, Dr. Greenwood received the National Athletic Training Association Service Award.

The graduate athletic training program at Texas A&M University is nearing a final approval, with a target date of fall 2011 for the program to begin. The selection of Dr. Greenwood, as well as the athletic training program, is pending university approval.