Cynthia A. Trowbridge, PhD, ATC, LAT, CSCS

Dr. Trowbridge is Associate Professor and Clinical Educational Coordinator of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) at the University of Texas at Arlington. A certified athletic trainer for over two decades, she has worked in a variety of clinical, educational, and research settings.

Dr. Trowbridge's current research focus is in two areas: investigating the clinical effectiveness of various therapeutic modalities in the treatment of sports injuries, including diathermy, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and cryotherapy; and improving the awareness of youth sport concussions among caregivers. She speaks locally and nationally and has presented many abstracts at national conferences. Cindy also continues to publish data related to her work.

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 seven 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.

Dr. Trowbridge currently serves as executive vice president of external affairs and scholarship committee chair for the NATA Foundation, is program chair for the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association annual meetings, and is the Texas state licensure exam development coordinator.  

She has worked extensively with the United States Olympic Committee, including international travel with the bobsled and skeleton teams, and serving on the sport medicine teams for the Winter World University Games (2003) and the Beijing Paralympics (2008).  Most recently, Dr. Trowbridge has worked with USA Basketball on its under-18 3x3 program, including the 2012 and 2013 3x3 Basketball World Championships held in Madrid, Spain, and Jakarta, Indonesia, respectively.

In addition to her international duties, Dr. Trowbridge remains active in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, serving as the sports medicine coordinator for the Dallas/Fort Worth Breast Cancer 3-Day.  She was recently recognized for her service to the athletic training profession, receiving the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award at the National Athletic Trainers' Association annual symposium in June 2014.