Stephen F. Austin State University

Athletic Training

About the Program

Welcome to the Graduate Entry-Level Athletic Training Program. We offer a Master of Science Degree in Athletic Training that can be completed in two years. Our program is housed in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science in the James I. Perkins College of Education.

We are a CAATE-accredited six semester entry-level academic program. Our university is located in the beautiful Pineywoods of East Texas. Cohorts begin their coursework the second summer session (July), with an anticipated completion in May of their second academic year.

Within this time frame Athletic Training Students will be eligible for Texas Athletic Training Licensing, and be ready to attempt the Board of Certification national examination. They will have clinical experience opportunities with all of SFA's athletic teams, SFA Student Health Services, SFA strength and conditioning facility, area high schools, orthopedic clinics, surgical observations, rehabilitation facilities, emergency room observations, and EMS ride-outs.

Where are SFA GATP graduates working?

AT Faculty

Bobo, Linda, Ph.D., ATC, LAT
Bobo, Linda, Ph.D., ATC, LAT - Associate Professor, GATP Program Director Educational Background: Dr. Bobo completed her B.S. from Northeast Louisiana University, M.Ed. from Northwestern State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi. Research/Areas of Interest: Effective clinical instruction and the utilization of video feedback. Office: HPE Room 224A Phone: 936.468.1599
Grayson, Jane PhD. M. Phty (Sports) ATC
Grayson, Jane PhD. M. Phty (Sports) ATC Educational Background: Dr. Grayson received her B.S. and M.A. in Kinesiology from the University of Texas in Austin. She received her doctorate from the University of Queensland (Australia) in Human Movement Studies and a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy. Research/Areas of Interest: Dr. Grayson's research lies in the prevention of ACAL injuries particularly in the adolescent female athlete population. Office: HPE Room 209 Phone: 936.468.1527
Dr. Grayson's previously taught in higher education institutions in Australia before starting at Stephen F. Austin State University.
Miller, Sanford, M.Ed.
Miller, Sanford, M.Ed. - Lecturer Educational Background: Sandy received his B.S. in Physical Edication from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, his M.Ed. from Northwest State University in Health and Physical Education. Office: HPE Room 213 Phone: 936.468.5497
Sandy Miller served as SFASU head athletic trainer and most recently as associate athletic director for sports medicine. Sandy has also served the athletic training profession at the 1990 Goodwill Games in Sweden, at the USA Track and Field championships in England, and the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Honors include the National Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame and Most Distinguished Athletic trainer and the Southwest Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame.


National Athletic Trainers' Association
Texas State Athletic Trainers' Association
Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer