Brian Farr

Brian Farr

Senior Lecturer

Athletic Training


Office & Hours

Office: BEL 844F
Monday and Fiday: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Or by Appointment



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Courses of Instruction
KIN 119 - Conditioning
KIN 219K -- Introduction to Athletic Training
KIN 312 -- Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries
KIN 341 - Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training
KIN 342 - Clinical Evaluation of Athletic Injuries, Lower Body
KIN 343 - Clinical Evaluation of Athletic Injuries, Upper Body
KIN 344 - Therapeutic Excercise & Rehabilitation
KIN 345 - Topics in Athletic Training

Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
2109 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78712-1415
UT Mail Code: D3700

Full Vita
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Brian has been the Director of the Athletic Training Education Program since 2002.

Prior to his faculty position, Brian spent three seasons as the athletic trainer for the Longhorn Men's Basketball team. In addition to tending to the basketball team, he coordinated the athletic training student internship program, coordinated the educational inservice program, and taught for the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education (KHED).

Brian 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. Brian also coordinated OSU's staff inservice educational series and assisted in the clinical education of OSU's athletic training students.

Brian 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. Brian was named to the USOC Sports Medicine Staff for the 2011 Para Pan-Am Games in Mexico.

Brian 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.

Brian is a nationally certified athletic trainer (ATC), a state licensed athletic trainer (LAT), and a nationally certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).


Research Interests

  • Athletic Injuries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Strength and Conditioning



M.A., Health, Physical Education, & Recreation -- The Ohio State University 1996


Representative Publications

Farr, B., Nguyen, D., Stephenson, K., Rogers, T., Stevens, F. Ankle Sprains. In Brotzman S, Manske R, et al: Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation – An Evidence Based Approach 3rd ed, Philadelphia, 2011, Elsevier, pp 315-331

Liu, T., Swank, A.M., Funk, D.C., Farr, B.K. (2007). Effects of Short Term Application of Prophylactic Knee Brace on Balance for Athletes with Uninjured Knees. Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual, 22, 77-96.

Craven, C., Farr, B., Liu, T., Nigrini, C., Funk, D., Swank, A. (2004). The Temporal Efficacy of Ankle Taping Verse Brace on Restriction of Ankle Inversion Over an Extended Period of Activity. Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual, 52-65.

Funk, D.C., Swank, A.M., Mikla, B.M., Fagan, T.A., Farr, B.K. (2003). Impact of Prior Exercise on Hamstring Flexibility: A Comparision of PNF and Static Stretching Routines. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 17(3): 489-492.

Recent Awards

  • Department of Kinesiology and Health Education Teaching Excellence Award 2012

Boards, Committees and Associations

  • TSATA - Board of Directors / Region 8 Director, Secretary-Treasurer, 2010-present
  • Texas State Representative, NATA State Association Advisory Committee, 2011-present
  • BOC Exam Development Committee, Exam Item Writer, 2011-present
  • BOC Home Study CEU Program Reviewer, 2001-present
  • NATA Convention Program Committee - Advanced Track Seminar Project Team, 2009-present