North Texas Athletic Trainers' Society
Supporting and promoting the profession of Athletic Training in North Texas
Cindy Trowbridge, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Cindy Trowbridge 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 for the athletic training program (ATP). Currently, she investigates the clinical effectiveness of therapeutic modalities including diathermy, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, vibration, and cryotherapy and has received industry support for the investigation of several modality applications. She has recently collaborated with health communications to focus on improving the awareness of youth sport concussions among caregivers. She speaks locally, nationally, and internationally and has presented many abstracts at national conferences.
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 currently serves as Executive Vice President of Development for the National Athletic Trainers’ (NATA) Foundation. She also serves as Education Program Chair for Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (SWATA) annual meetings and is the Texas state athletic trainer licensure exam development coordinator.
Cindy has also had the opportunity to be involved with the United States Olympic Committee and has traveled internationally with the Bobsled and Skeleton teams plus serving on the sport medicine teams for the Winter World University Games (2003) and the Beijing Paralympics (2008). She also has recently become involved with USA Basketball by working with the under-18 3x3 program. She traveled to the 2012 (Madrid, Spain) and 2013 (Jakarta, Indonesia) 3x3 Basketball World Championships. She also remains active locally by serving as the sports medicine volunteer and former coordinator for the Dallas/Fort Worth Breast Cancer 3-Day. She has been recognized for her service to the profession of athletic training by receiving the NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award (2014), the SWATA Eddie Wojecki Award (2016), North Texas Athletic Trainers’ Association (NTATS) Doug Gibbons Above and Beyond Award (2009) and the Aubry Fisk Exemplary Service Award (2020).
The North Texas Athletic Trainers' Society was established in 2000 as a social, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the communication, continuing education and professionalism of the North Texas athletic training community.
With a strong emphasis on educating students, NTATS supports the future of the athletic training profession.